Last update: Feb. 12, 2019
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 Dimethyl Oxide 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.
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