A 28-year-old female asked:
Im breastfeeding my 1 month old. i also have bad eczema on my hands. is it safe to use cortisone cream or triamcinolone acetonide while breastfeeding?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwokanswered
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Hydrocortisone or triamcinolone creams on a parent's skin is usually not relevant to their baby. In general, parents can use non-medicated cream on themselves, and then do breastfeeding, burping, and diaper changing. After finishing the baby-care, parents can then use the medicated creams on themselves, which dries and somewhat wears off during the hours before the next baby-care session.
Reviewed Jul 24, 2021
Dr. Amrita Dosanjhanswered
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
The cream is usually absorbed well and the application may be timed after a feed rather than before a feed. Eczema is often genetic and among infants may have food allergies in association. Please discuss with your pediatrician. Keep hands clean and nails trim.
Reviewed Jul 25, 2021
Last updated Jul 25, 2021
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