Last update: Feb. 12, 2019

Chilled Gelpaks

Very Low Risk for breastfeeding

Safe. Compatible.
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Treatment by localized application of cold generated by means of liquid nitrogen or other substances (mixtures of dimethyl ether and propane) or transmitted through gels and other bodies which have been previously cooled.

It is a technique used to treat warts and other dermatological conditions including precancerous and cancerous lesions of the skin and cervix (MedlinePlus 2018 and 2017, Perng 2017).

Local cold application is also used to reduce localized inflammations due to trauma - perineum after childbirth, for example (Senol 2017, de Souza 2016, Leventhal 2011) - or infections and to relieve inflammation of the breast during breastfeeding (Mangesi 2016 and 2010, Roberts 1995).

None of the procedures used to generate localized cooling have systemic repercussions, and do not affect the quantity or composition of breastmilk, and are compatible with breastfeeding (Perng 2017, de Souza 2016, Leventhal 2011, Roberts 1995).


We do not have alternatives for Chilled Gelpaks since it is relatively safe.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

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Other names

Chilled Gelpaks is also known as Local Cryotherapy. Here it is a list of alternative known names::

Chilled Gelpaks in other languages or writings:


Chilled Gelpaks belongs to this group or family:


Main tradenames from several countries containing Chilled Gelpaks in its composition:


  1. MedlinePlus. Criocirugía cuello uterino. Información de salud para usted. 2018 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  2. MedlinePlus. Cervix cryosurgery. TrustedHealth Information for You. 2018 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  3. MedlinePlus. Crioterapia - piel. Información de salud para usted. 2017 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  4. MedlinePlus. Cryotherapy - Skin. Trusted health Information for You. 2017 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  5. Perng P, Zampella JG, Okoye GA. Management of hidradenitis suppurativa in pregnancy. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Abstract
  6. Senol DK, Aslan E. The Effects of Cold Application to the Perineum on Pain Relief After Vaginal Birth. Asian Nurs Res (Korean Soc Nurs Sci). 2017 Abstract
  7. Mangesi L, Zakarija-Grkovic I. Treatments for breast engorgement during lactation. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Jun 28;(6):CD006946. Abstract
  8. de Souza Bosco Paiva C, Junqueira Vasconcellos de Oliveira SM, Amorim Francisco A, da Silva RL, de Paula Batista Mendes E, Steen M. Length of perineal pain relief after ice pack application: A quasi-experimental study. Women Birth. 2016 Abstract
  9. Leventhal LC, de Oliveira SM, Nobre MR, da Silva FM. Perineal analgesia with an ice pack after spontaneous vaginal birth: a randomized controlled trial. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2011 Abstract
  10. Mangesi L, Dowswell T. Treatments for breast engorgement during lactation. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010 Abstract
  11. Roberts KL. A comparison of chilled cabbage leaves and chilled gelpaks in reducing breast engorgement. J Hum Lact. 1995 Abstract
  12. Roberts KL, Reiter M, Schuster D. A comparison of chilled and room temperature cabbage leaves in treating breast engorgement. J Hum Lact. 1995 Abstract

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