How to Get Rid of Puffy Nipples With and Without Surgery
It’s time to get rid of those puffy nipples! And I’m not talking about a little bit here or there. I mean full blown mastitis.
That’s what they’re called, right?
Mastitis means inflammation. So if you have any kind of infection in your nipples, it will cause them to swell up and become inflamed. You might think that getting rid of those puffy nipples would just involve some pain killers and a trip to the ER, but unfortunately that isn’t always the case.
If you’ve ever had a sore throat or cold symptoms after going swimming or showering, then you already know how common these kinds of infections are when it comes to nipples. They can even happen on other parts of your body like your face, feet, legs and so much more.
So how do you go about getting rid of them without having to go see a doctor?
Well, fortunately there are a few natural remedies out there that can help you get rid of those puffy nipples naturally.
HERE ARE SOME TIPS:
1. Increase your consumption of Vitamin C: This is one of the best ways to get rid of puffy nipples naturally.
And it’s quite easy to do as well. All you have to do is increase the amount of fruit and vegetables that you’re eating on a daily basis. There are many fruits high in Vitamin C such as oranges, kiwis, lemons, limes, and grapefruits just to name a few.
2. Increase your consumption of yogurt: Yogurt is another great way to get rid of puffy nipples and it’s incredibly easy to do as well.
All you have to do is to make sure you’re eating at least 4 ounces of plain yogurt each day. You can also use a dollop of yogurt as a face mask in order to help soothe the skin and reduce swelling naturally.
3. Get a Cold Pack: If you’ve ever had a sprained ankle or a sore wrist, then you already know how well a cold pack works at relieving pain and swelling.
And if you haven’t then it’s about time that you give it a try since they’re incredibly easy to do as well. All you have to do is keep a few in your freezer at all times for when the need arises.
4. Take a warm bath: If you’ve ever had your tonsils taken out or had a really bad sunburn then you already know how soothing a warm bath can be.
And it’s just as effective at relieving pain and swelling in the nipples as well. Just make sure to run the water as cool as you can before getting in and then slowly increase the temperature as you get used to it.
5. Wear a loose bra: Even if you’re not lactating, your nipples can still get swollen and itchy.
And wearing a tight bra can make this condition a lot worse than it really needs to be. So the next time you’re doing your weekly grocery shopping, pick up at least one loose fitting cotton bra. Not only will it help reduce the swelling in your nipples but it will also help keep them clean as well.
As you can see, there are quite a few ways that you can get rid of puffy nipples naturally. Most of which you probably already have lying around your house. So if you’re ready to banish those puffy nips today, just follow the tips listed above and in no time, you’ll forget you ever had a problem in the first place.
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