Last update: Jan. 10, 2015
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.
Topical use: Because of a low absorption through skin, a significant excretion into breast milk is unlikely. Additionally, a high protein binding makes excretion even more unlikely.
Whenever a treatment for nipple eczema or dermatitis is required the lowest potency steroid compound should be used. It should be applied right after the feed to make sure it has disappeared before the next nursing occurs. Otherwise, wipe cream out with a clean gauze. Do not continuously use for longer than a week.
Reportedly, a case of mineral-steroid toxicity has occurred due to continuous use of cream on the nipple.
Creams, gels or similar products that contain paraffin or mineral oil should not be used on the nipple to avoid absorption by the infant.
We do not have alternatives for Hydrocortisone Topical Use 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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