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Is it normal to have dry, peely, itchy nipples? One of mine sometimes gets sooo dry and its annoying. Do I need to check with a doctor or does this happen to other people?? Maybe its just my bra rubbing against it?
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That happens to me to every once and a while, specially during winter months. I just put on some vasaline or hand lotion to lubricate and keep from drying out. Or Neosporin might work really well, to heal, lubricate, and mosturize. It worked for me.
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Actually, Vaseline isn't the best thing to put on your nipples, and the alcohol that's often found in hand lotion can just aggrivate the problem.

When I was breastfeeding, I got cracked/itchy/bleeding nipples all the time, and what worked best for me was either simple aloe applied to the nipple or cream that's made especially for breastfeeding -- it can be found either in the pharmacy section or infant section of pretty much any store. Since the cream is made especially for use on nipples, it's probably your best bet.

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There is this stuff, I believe its called "bagbalm" something of that sort. The doctor prescibed it to my mom when she was breastfeeding. Its a substance kind of like vaseline but it works differently.
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Well, I'm a guy, and I don't have that sort of problem, but during the winter, I used to get really dry, sore, windburned hands that used to bleed n stuff. So my doctor prescribed that bagbalm stuff too, and it works good. Its sort of like vaseline, but medicated for use such as this.
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Actually, Bagbalm was originally created for cows' udders! But then it got out how good it was for sensitive human skin as well.

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Is this bagbalm the same as "udderly smooth"? They didn't even bother changing the labels on that when they started selling it at drug stores, so on instructions on mine it says, "Apply to udders and rub in" or something to the effect of that. It's all i use though because it's not greasy and it doesn't smell.

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My nipples just got really sore and red. Also, in a matter of one day we went from 80 degrees with 90 percent humidiity to about 65 with 30 percent humidity. I've been putting udder cream on them, but it hasn't helped to much. Any other ideas?

I'm gonna talk to my gyno on monday.


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I don't understand why gynos know about boobs and stuff too...I mean I kind of do...but it confuses me anyway. I'm afraid to ask mine about anything besides vaginal matters.
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Gynocologists generally specialize in all manner of female reproductive issues. This includes breasts. That's why typically part of a pelvic exam also includes a breast exam and/or an explaination of how to do your own breast exams at home too. Remember too that your gynocologist is a doctor. S/he went to med school, just like all other doctors. Only afterward s/he chose to do more specialized training in the area of gynocology. Now granted, this means your gynocologist probably won't be the one doing your open heart surgery. But just because s/he is a "gynocologist" doesn't mean that they know absolutely nothing about the rest of the body.

Never be afraid to ask your gyn anything at all. What's the worst that can happen? They may refer you to someone else who may specialize more in treating that part of your body if they don't happen to be well versed in the answer to your question. Your gynocologist is there to help you take proper care of your body. You are responsible for your body and your health...and you certainly shouldn't be afraid to ask your health care provider any questions you may have.

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