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A 37-year-old female asked:

hi doc, i breastfeed my 22 mos. old baby and i noticed a circular and redness between my nipple and aerola, its a ringworm actually n i treat it with salicylic acid but i didn't breastfeed my child on the treated one actually they have on the both breast

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Check with your OB: I would let your OB make the call as to what he/she would like to see you treat with since any medication to treat fungal infections will be excreted in breast-milk and this could be rough on the infant's liver if ingested. Topical treatment probably the best but even then, some absorption of medication will occur.

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Last updated May 22, 2015

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