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A 24-year-old female asked:

Why is it not safe to use green peeling oil and bleach your underarm when you are breastfeeding? what can be the effect on the child? thanks!

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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Retinoic acid: Green oil contains retinoic acid that are found in accutane. Retinoids are not recommended during pregnancy or breast feeding as they pass into the breast milk. Retinoids cause pancreatitis, blurry vision, hearing loss and more. Also, bleach is probably not something you would want to feed your child. Are you really using bleach or a bleaching agent. They are different.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Green peeling oil: The peeling oil and bleach are whitening agents that ca cause damage to the underlying skin the skin can get red and blistery making it difficult for the baby to nurse. Also the agents are toxic for the baby if ingested.

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