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Stretch Marks Cream Safe While Breastfeeding
Yes: These are safe to use. Do not expect magic results though. The results vary from person to person and alot depends on your genes ---how well you naturally heal. ...Read more
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
Celtrixa, made by hydroxatone, is a lotion made to help reduce stretch marks. Is it safe to use while breastfeeding?
Not recommended: Celtrixa gets mixed revues. Most people say its expensive and doesn't work. You are better off using an old standby, cocoa butter, which can be used during breast feeding without a problem. ...Read more
Is it safe to do laser (hair and stretch marks) removal while breastfeeding? Which one should I do first? P.s I have deliverd 1month before.
16th day adult chickenpox. Scabs falling off but red marks underneath. Are they scars? Any cream to make them disappear, safe for breastfeeding mom.
Is canesoral (external cream and oral capsule) safe to use while breastfeeding? (on the box, its says do not use if pregnant, nursing).
Almost all Asian bb creams contain arbutin nowadays. I'm currently breastfeeding. Is it safe for me and my baby to use products that contain arbutin?
Avoid it: Arbutin is glucosylated hydroquinone,  and may carry similar cancer risks,  although there are also claims that arbutin reduces cancer risk. the german institute of food research in potsdam found that intestinal bacteria can transform arbutin into hydroquinone, which creates an environment favorable for intestinal cancer. ...Read more
My wife use beprosalic lotion n elomet cream for her psoriasis during breastfeeding. It is safe during breastfeeding?
I have 2 wk baby. Had pupp in pregnancy. Q1: can you get pupps postpartum? Q2: is the prescription corticosteroid cream safe for breastfeeding and holding baby?
Red bumps, with head I was told I have rosacea but it's sooo itchy idk what to do, and I don't want to scratch my face. The metronidazole cream made it more itchy. What can I try for this itching that is safe while breastfeeding?
Skin disorder: Would suggest you see a dermatologist who can put this in the proper perspective and who can answer your questions appropriately. ...Read more
Discuss w your dt: Carolyte cream contains hydroquinone that inhibits melanin production. Hydroquinone is a category c medication indicating that it can cause fetal malformations during pregnancy. There are no studies about use during breastfeeding. Discuss with your doctor the risks and benefits of using this medication. Also ask about alternative medications. ...Read more
See below: If not directly on nipple, no problems. ...Read more
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Safe creams: This is really a difficult question to answer since there are some many things in many of the otc skin care lines. Overall, I would be careful with any that contain Estrogens and start from there. ...Read more
I have vitiligo since 2 years. Can I use benoquin (monobenzone) cream in breastfeeding. N how long I use this cream.
Best to discontinue:
Pregnancy: Category C
Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with Benoquin (monobenzone) Cream 20%. It is also not known whether Benoquin (monobenzone) Cream 20% can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman, or can affect reproduction capacity. Benoquin (monobenzone) Cream 20% should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.
It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk. ...Read more
Anti fungal cream: There shouldn't be any problem, but always defer to your pediatrician, who is the captain of the ship regarding all medicines during breast feeding. ...Read more
Yes: I couldn't find any data on what percentage, if any systemic absorption occurs with Diltiazem cream, however, oral Diltiazem (which obviously has systemic effects) is considered safe for lactating women. ...Read more
I an breastfeeding and I have tissue damage on my one nipple, it is very painful, what can I do? I am applying cream, should I continue to feed?
Breast pain: It is very common to get mastitis, a superficial inflammatory condition, and cracks and fissures in the nipple that can get infected, while breast feeding. Local cremes should help, but if the symptoms don't clear, you should call your doctor and explore alternative treatments. You can try pumping and collect the milk if only for the short term until the condition heals. ...Read more
I need to take metrogel vaginal for an inflammation. I am currently breastfeeding. Is it okay to continue to breastfeed while using this vaginal cream?
According to research Metronidazole used vaginally (metro-gel) is unlikely to be of concern while breastfeeding. Obviously this is your decision, but I personally feel it is safe. If I were breastfeeding myself I would use it without question.
If you have further concerns please discuss this with your doctor.
Take care. ...Read more
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