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Dr. Corey Clay
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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


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I am breastfeeding. Is it safe for me to use over the counter hemorrhoid creams/ointments/wipes?

I am breastfeeding. Is it safe for me to use over the counter hemorrhoid creams/ointments/wipes?

Yes: There is no issue with topical hemorrhoid treatments and breastfeeding. Keep up the good work and take care of yourself! ...Read more

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I Am constipated & have hemorrhoids from the birth of my child. What medicines can I take that don't have any effects on breastfeeding?

I Am constipated & have hemorrhoids from the birth of my child. What medicines can I take that don't have any effects on breastfeeding?

Constipation.: In this setting, the ideal would be to avoid medication altogether, if possible. I would begin by increasing the amount of fiber in your diet and considering taking a fiber supplement, such as Metamucil, daily. When you do that, you need to increase your fluid intake also. If you increase this gradually, it will not cause excess gassiness. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about it's like to take steroid suppositories for hemorrhoids while breast feeding.?

Can you tell me about it's like to take steroid suppositories for hemorrhoids while breast feeding.?

Hemorrhoids: The steroid suppositories should have strictly a local effect and decrease inflammation and itching. There are local numbing medicines you can get if that doesn't give you sufficient relief. ...Read more

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Which topical creams can I use for hemorrhoids being 33 weeks pregnant?

Which topical creams can I use for hemorrhoids being 33 weeks pregnant?

Proctocream: Any topical creams are safe in pregnancy, such as proctocream or preparation-h. ...Read more

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How to shrink hemorrhoids? Can I use aspirin?

How to shrink hemorrhoids? Can I use aspirin?

Aspirin isn't likely: To have a significant impact on shrinking your hemorrhoids. Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in bathtub w warm water. There needs to be enough water to submerge anal area. Soak for about 15 minutes – several times a day. An alternative is placing ¼ cup of witch hazel ; warm water in a basin. Soak for at least 15 mins, at least twice a day. There are a number of over-the-counter meds too. ...Read more

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Is Ciprodex otic use safe when breastfeeding?

Is Ciprodex otic use safe when breastfeeding?

Ciprodex otic safe: According to Lactmed, "maternal use of an ear drop or eye drop that contains ciprofloxacin presents negligible risk for the nursing infant." The dex in ciprodex is dexamethasone, it is also negligible risk for the breastfeeding infant due to small dosage of medication. Ciprodex is safe to use while breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use saffron while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to use saffron while breastfeeding?

As a food flavoring: There shouldn't be an issue with the occasional small amounts you would use in cooking. There are no studies on its use at higher supplement doses while breastfeeding, so it is recommended to avoid it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use amoxicillin while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to use amoxicillin while breastfeeding?

Yes: It's a category b drug in pregnancy and deemed "safe" with lactation. Complete your treatment as prescribed and continue to breast feed your baby. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use sulfur topically while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to use sulfur topically while breastfeeding?

Depends: Creams/lotions/powders that you apply to the skin are not absorbed in significant quantities so they are fine to use when breastfeeding. This assumes that they are never applied near the breast, where nipple contamination may occur. ...Read more

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Is rosehip oil safe to use on skin while breastfeeding?

Is rosehip oil safe to use on skin while breastfeeding?

General rule: In general, any lotion or oil you apply the your skin does not transfer meds inside your body that might be passed into breast milk. ...Read more

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How often can I use tucks (witch hazel) for hemorrhoids?

How often can I use tucks (witch hazel) for hemorrhoids?

I prefer None: Tucks have alcohol and witch hazel which I prefer not to use. Kleenex cottonelle moist wipes or fleet brand wipes or prep h wipes are better choices and no limits on their use. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use phenylephrine HCl while breastfeeding?

Phenylepherine: Because of its poor bioavailibility the drug can be used during breastfeeding, albeit sparingly. ...Read more

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What anti-aging face creams can I use when breastfeeding?

What anti-aging face creams can I use when breastfeeding?

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

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Is it ok to use 100% witch hazel astringent on hemorrhoids?

Is it ok to use 100% witch hazel astringent on hemorrhoids?

Here are some...: This astringent preparation has been exclusively used to constrict skin pores to make skin smoother; so its use for hemorrhoids may induce similar effect which would vary among individual. Hence, you may try and see; if not better or even worsening, stop and seek pro-evaluation & counseling. Nonetheless, it's still most advisable to work and be counseled with Doc before its use for hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Is Mederma (or other stretch mark creams) safe to use while breastfeeding?

Is Mederma (or other stretch mark creams) safe to use 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

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Is it okay for me to use an oral topical anesthetic gel on my hemorrhoids?

Yes: In fact commercial peparations of Lidocaine ointment are sold for just that purpose. ...Read more

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Should I use cream or ointment to soothe my nipples while i’m breastfeeding?

Should I use cream or ointment to soothe my nipples while i’m breastfeeding?

Yes: Try lanolin! It is natural and safe for your breast feeding baby. It works well for healing cracked nipples (and it also works well for sucking blisters on your baby's mouth as well!) some moms also like aquaphor- which is a vasoline like ointment that is safe to use as well. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoids it hurts I push them back it hurts can I use antibiotics cream?

Hemorrhoids it hurts I push them back it hurts can I use antibiotics cream?

Sitz baths!: Antibiotic or other creams are of little value. Witch Hazel impregnated wipes help itching and burning symptoms. Definitive care is Sitz baths with Epsom salts, 4-6X/d tepid water 15 min each. Avoid straining at stools, increase dietary fiber, avoid dehydration, and see a general surgeon for bleeding or ongoing complications. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's safe for me to use topical epiduo on my face while breastfeeding?

Can you explain if it's safe for me to use topical epiduo on my face while breastfeeding?

Category C: This medication is classified as Category C by the FDA. This means that the absorption into breast milk and infant safety are not known. Is the benefit of using the drug is worth the possible risk to your baby? ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Neo Penotran ovul while breastfeeding? My daughter is only 3 weeks old.

Is it safe to use Neo Penotran ovul while breastfeeding? My daughter is only 3 weeks old.

Metroniadizole: Is secreted in breast milk and cause nausea, seizures and possible liver problem in the baby. And should not be used while breast feeding even though safe in later pregnancy ...Read more

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Hi. I am looking for rapid weightloss ideas. I need something that is safe to use whilst breastfeeding?

Hi. I am looking for rapid weightloss ideas. I need something that is safe to use whilst breastfeeding?

Depends: If you look at the specifics, creating breast milk for baby requires metabolic work on your part (that is quite passive).Over 1yr your breasts will use your body energy to create roughly 500-1000 cal/day for baby. If you only consume the diet you need for your pre-pregnancy weight, you could drop 1-2 pounds a week due to breastfeeding alone. If you eat more you loose less. ...Read more

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I have vitiligo since 2 years. Can I use benoquin (monobenzone) cream in breastfeeding. N how long I use this cream.

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.

Nursing Mothers
It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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