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What can I take by mouth for ringworm while breastfeeding?

What can I take by mouth for ringworm while breastfeeding?

Fluconazole: But Lamisil (terbinafine) at twice daily may work just fine and have less effect on your breast milk. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I am breastfeeding and not on any meds. Just prenatal. Out of nowhere, for the past 3 weeks I have a very dry mouth all day. Why? Help!

I am breastfeeding and not on any meds. Just prenatal. Out of nowhere, for the past 3 weeks I have a very dry mouth all day. Why? Help!

Mouth breathing?: If you have a stuffed nose because of an allergy or a cold and therefore you are mouthbreathing that would explain a dry mouth. Also if you are taking an OTC antihistamine that might also cause a dry mouth. In any case, you can use Biotene for relief of your symptoms. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding and not on any meds. No allergies or cold. Out of nowhere, for the past 3 weeks I have a very dry mouth all day. Why?

I am breastfeeding and not on any meds. No allergies or cold. Out of nowhere, for the past 3 weeks I have a very dry mouth all day. Why?

Hydrate: With warmer weather, your fluid requirements increase. With a hungry baby, you also need plenty of fluids, as you are also losing water in breastmilk. Be sure to drink enough water that your urine comes out a pale lemon yellow color. Congratulations on breastfeeding your baby successfully! ...Read more

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I saw some gel crystals on my baby's mouth after breastfeeding. This is actually from my breast pad. I am worried she ingested some. What should I do?

I saw some gel crystals on my baby's mouth after breastfeeding. This is actually from my breast pad. I am worried she ingested some. What should I do?

Non toxic: These are non toxic but are present in many materials. Explain your problem to the retailer and change your breast pads. All the best. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding and baby and i both have a red, flaky, scaly rash. Baby around mouth-me around mouth, eye, forehead, forearm, and nipple?

Breastfeeding and baby and i both have a red, flaky, scaly rash. Baby around mouth-me around mouth, eye, forehead, forearm, and nipple?

MD visit: The rash may be due to a number of conditions, including infections, contact dermatitis or allergic dermatitis. Since you both have a rash, this raises the possibility of an infection that has been transferred to the baby. If you are applying topical lotions or perfumed products this may lead to a contact dermatitis. Your physician will be able to determine the treatment for the underlying cause. ...Read more

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My baby is two months n breastfeeding. Her tongue is white due to milk. Is there anyway to remove it.?

My baby is two months n breastfeeding. Her tongue is white due to milk. Is there anyway to remove it.?

Yes: It could be thrush, also known as yeast in the mouth. Usually true thrush is almost impossible to "scrape off" the tongue. Try wiping the tongue with a clean wet wash cloth. If if comes off it probably isn't thrush and is just milk deposits from feeding. If it is whitish, velvety and doesn't come off you will need to seen medical attention for a prescription to kill the yeast. ...Read more

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Can infants spit up due to anything you ate if you are breastfeeding?

Can infants spit up due to anything you ate if you are breastfeeding?

Not anything: Infants spit up for all kinds of reasons, but as a general rule, difficult to digest foods or hot and spicy things, or just gas producing foods, can have a similar effect on the baby. If this is happening, just tame down the diet for a couple of days and things should improve with the baby's tolerance ...Read more

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Is it safe to whiten my teeth while i'm breastfeeding?

Is it safe to whiten my teeth while i'm breastfeeding?

Would delay it: Whitening products aren’t recommended for children under age 16, for women who are pregnant or breast-feeding. ...Read more

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Is it normal that my baby gets lip blisters from breastfeeding?

Is it normal that my baby gets lip blisters from breastfeeding?

Yes: Some babies are even born with a "sucking blister" from sucking on their own hands in utero. It is common and normal for breastfed babies to get this same type of sucking blister from feeding. It is not dangerous and you don't need any medicine or creams to treat it. ...Read more

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Is it true that continue breastfeeding until the baby has teeth can make bad teeth structure?

Is it true that continue breastfeeding until the baby has teeth can make bad teeth structure?

No: There is no proof or concern that breast feeding with teeth causes any problems with their structure. All the best. ...Read more

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When i first started breastfeeding, my nipples were peeling and some got on my baby tongue. He is 3 weeks old now. How can I get it off his tongue?

When i first started breastfeeding, my nipples were peeling and some got on my baby tongue. He is 3 weeks old now. How can I get it off his tongue?

Epithelial cells: Your epithelial (skin) cells will not hurt the baby's tongue. However, make sure that you do not have a developing breast infection which will cause nipples to crack and peel by seeing a md. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to get my 4 wisdom teeth surgically removed while breastfeeding?

Is it a bad idea to get my 4 wisdom teeth surgically removed while breastfeeding?

Depends: You may be limited to the types of pain meds you can take afterwards since you are nursing. You may also be limited to the types of anesthesia offered. If you are having an acute problem then you should take care of it, but you may wan to limit the work to the tooth that is problematic. ...Read more

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I'm a breastfeeding mom. When I look down at nursing baby I feel a sharp pain in neck that shots up the back of my head. What ciukd cause this?

I'm a breastfeeding mom. When I look down at nursing baby I feel a sharp pain in neck that shots up the back of my head. What ciukd cause this?

Irritated nerve?: If there is pain, tingling, numbness, or electrical sensations felt when a person moves her head or neck in a particular direction, she may be irritating or compressing a nerve coming out of the spinal cord. A neurologist or a physiatrist (physical medicine and rehabilitation) doctor can figure out the problem and start therapy. Sometimes neck x-rays and / or MRI are needed. ...Read more

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What are effects of breastfeeding a 2 year old with teeth. I took my 24 month old to dentist. He looked. 1/2 minute. Said she needs 6 crowns..Please h?

Are you brushing?: Breast milk on its own does not cause tooth decay. It does contain milk sugars, but also lactoferrin, which kills the bacteria that cause tooth decay. However, breast milk does contribute to plaque or biofilm formation. When you add other foods into the mix, they will stick to the biofilm/plaque and attract cavity causing bacteria. Regardless, if you feel uncomfortable, get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Can my 17 month baby, who caught MRSA at birth in the hospital, give my unborn baby MRSA through his saliva through breastfeeding?

No: Staph in some form will colonize newborn skin by a day or two of age.If MRSA is around it will do so, if not , another strain. Mrsa, will come and go with or without treatment and be replaced by other strains.Today > 70% of staph infections in or out of hospitals involve mrsa. I would not treat your older child like they have it forever. If s/he has repeated boils, have it treated and eliminated. ...Read more

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I've noticed one of my wisdom teeth are loose. What should I do? Also, I am currently breastfeeding, would that be affected by the treatment?

I've noticed one of my wisdom teeth are loose. What should I do? Also, I am currently breastfeeding,  would that be affected by the treatment?

Loose wisdom: A loose tooth be it a wisdom tooth or other tooth at your age is an issue that needs to be evaluated. Call your dentist and make sure you do not have some sort of infection associated with this tooth. If the tooth needs to be extracted and you are put on narcotic pain relievers you may have to pump and dump for a while. ...Read more

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We moved Uk December with my 1 year son. After coming here he doesn't drink water, even a sip.And still he has no sign of teeth.he takes breastfeeding?

We moved Uk December with my 1 year son. After coming here he doesn't drink water, even a sip.And still he has no sign of teeth.he takes breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding is : fine the first year. At a year, offer your child up to 16-21 oz./day of milk & milk products. Give milk in open-mouth cups at mealtimes only. Offer water from a cup between meals for thirst. It's mom's choice whether to continue nursing. It becomes harder for a baby to give it up after 14 mos. The American Academy of Pediatrics book " Guide to Your Child's Nutrition" is available on Amazon.com. ...Read more

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Is there a proven link between breastfeeding and improved lifelong dental health? Do formula-fed babies get weaker teeth/thinner enamel? Thanks!

Is there a proven link between breastfeeding and improved lifelong dental health? Do formula-fed babies get weaker teeth/thinner enamel? Thanks!

No direct link: Infants who fall asleep while either breast feeding and/or bottle feeding are both more prone to tooth decay as they don't swallow the last of thy milk or formula and it sits around their teeth all night causing decay. Bottles tend to be worse as the baby does not have to actively suck for liquid to keep dripping into their mouths. Either method used improperly will cause decay. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more