How to Get Rid of Puffy Nipples With and Without Surgery

How to Get Rid of Puffy Nipples With and Without Surgery

Puffy nipples are one of the most common complaints among men. There are many possible reasons for it. Some men may have had problems with their nipples before but they were not severe enough to cause any pain or discomfort.

Others may have developed them due to hormonal changes in adulthood, such as pregnancy or after childbirth. Still others may have developed them because of certain medical conditions like diabetes, thyroid disease, cancer or other diseases.

The problem with these explanations is that they do not explain why some men develop puffy nipples while others don’t. If you want to know what causes your own nipples to become inflamed and painful then read on…

There are several theories about the reason behind puffy nipples. One theory suggests that the problem lies in the hormones produced by your pituitary gland. These hormones control various functions in your body including growth and development of hair, sexual characteristics, blood clotting and even muscle tone.

When these hormones are out of balance there is a risk of developing puffy nipples.

Another theory states that puffy nipples occur when the skin around the nipples becomes irritated from prolonged rubbing against clothing or other objects. This irritation may result in redness, swelling and pain. Shaving or waxing your chest can make matters even worse since the constant irritation caused by the rashes or burns increases the likelihood of puffy nipples.

One way to avoid this problem is to wear a cotton shirt without a t-shirt underneath. Natural fibers such as cotton are softer and will not rub against your nipples as much as man-made fabrics. You can wear a t-shirt on top to keep the cotton shirt from becoming see-through.

You should also consider getting some specialty barriers such as bandaids or plasters and placing them around your nipples before putting on your shirt. You might also try not wearing a shirt at all since this will obviously prevent skin irritation altogether. Remember that the best solution is the one that is most practical for you.

There are also many methods of home treatment for puffy nipples. One of the most common is to use a cold compress on your nipples. You can do this by soaking a washcloth or piece of gauze in cold water and applying it to your chest area for about ten minutes at a time.

You can increase the effectiveness of this treatment by placing some ice in a plastic bag and keeping it against your skin using a cloth towell or similar object. This must be done in a careful manner to avoid frostbite of course.

You can also use over-the-counter medicines to relieve the pain and reduce the swelling. Common pills that can help are anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen. If you need something stronger you should talk to your doctor about it since you may require a topical treatment or even prescription medication to get the desired results.

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