Yes, you can get dry nipples even when you are not breastfeeding


Dry warts may be more common in breastfeeding mothers, but warts can itch and dry out for a variety of other reasons.

When it comes to dry and cracked nipples, this is often associated with breastfeeding women. However, this is not the only cause. This condition is also experienced by women who are not breastfeeding. Undoubtedly, warts are one of the most sensitive parts of our entire body, so due to a simple mistake, they can become prone to irritation, causing itching, dryness and peeling.

Itchy and dry warts can sometimes be uncomfortable as well. To discuss this issue, HealthShots contacted Dr. Rinky Kapoor, consultant dermatologist, cosmetic dermatologist and dermatologist, The Esthetic Clinics, who explained all about this condition.

There are several factors that can cause various changes on the nipples. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

So what are dry warts?

Dry warts are very common in both men and women. Most of the time, this problem is temporary and can be easily solved with a little care and a lot moisturizing.

Dr Kapoor says dry and cracked nipples are mostly caused by:

  • Rubbing during sports
  • Breastfeeding
  • Hormonal changes
  • Pregnancy
  • Tissue damage due to cuts or injuries
  • Use coarse soaps that deplete the skin’s natural oils and cause dryness
  • Irritation and abrasion due to synthetic fabrics
  • Chlorine from a pool or spa
  • Sexual activity
  • Bacterial or fungal infections
  • Contact dermatitis
  • eczema
  • Paget’s disease and cancer

Are dry warts a sign of a serious problem?

If your nipples are dry and itchy, it’s natural to wonder about the worst. But you can take a break. If you don’t feel an abnormal discharge from your nipples, you’re ready. Otherwise NO. And you need to see a doctor right away.

Should we moisturize nipples if they are dry?

When the warts are dry or rubbing, dry and itchy skin may appear, and in some cases, pain in the nipple area may occur. Abrasion and dryness usually increase during the winter months.

Dr Kapoor said: “Of course you can moisturize the area to prevent dryness, but a better and long-term solution is to treat the root cause of the problem.” Find out what causes dryness! For example, do your workout clothes rub your nipples? Then a simple solution is to wear softer clothes. It is also possible that you are allergic to the wart cream or lotion you are using and get cracked, dry warts or even eczema.

dry warts
Dry warts are more common in winter. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Whatever the cause, it can even cause pain and no one wants to experience it for long.

So what can you do to get rid of dry and flaky warts?

Dr. Kapoor shared some popular medications that can prevent and treat dry warts:

  • If breastfeeding is the cause of dry warts, try it application of fresh breast milk in a dry area. This will also help prevent bacterial infections.
  • Eliminate irritating fabrics, soaps, perfumes, deodorants, etc.
  • Use a warm compress on dry nipples. It is easy to use. Soak the cloth in warm water, drain the excess liquid and hold the cloth on the nipple for a few minutes. Then dry.
  • Mix ½ teaspoons of common salt with 250 ml of water and soak the nipples in this mixture for about a minute. Gently pat to dry. Make sure you use fresh salt water every time.
  • Lanolin ointment. We recommend 100% lanolin ointment to nursing mothers.
  • Avoid the activity that causes nipple irritation.
  • Colloidal oatmeal it also reduces dryness.
  • If your clothes are causing abrasion, apply some glue bandage over the nipple area will help prevent this.
  • Drink plenty of water to keep the area hydrated from within.
  • apply peppermint oil your treatment milk.
  • You can also use it well vaseline to soften the nipple and prevent dryness and rubbing
  • Women should to avoid wearing loose sports bras.

Follow these tips and everything will be fine.




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