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i got this off of a site do u think its safe to listen to? cant talk to my dr. long distance and they need a call back number i dont have one to give!!

Question:
Is over-the-counter medication for a yeast infection safe for breastfeeding moms?
Answer:
Commonly recommended treatments for vaginal yeast infections, such as clotrimazole or miconazole, are often prescribed by healthcare providers during lactation.
Clotrimazole and miconazole are not well absorbed through the vagina. (Only 3 to 10% for clotrimazole and 1% for miconazole.) It is not likely that this limited absorption of these medications would cause significant levels in a mother's milk. (Hale 2000)
Since this mother has a vaginal yeast infection I would also like to mention to her to be watchful of other signs of thrush, such as nipple soreness, white plaques in her baby's mouth, or a "yeast" diaper rash. If this occurs, it is recommended that both mom and baby be treated simultaneously for at least two weeks with an antifungal medication.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:06 PM on Dec. 15, 2008 in Health

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Answers (2)
  • I think you need to find a dr that isnt long distance sounds like you have a problem and need a dr.
    mommyjof2

    Answer by mommyjof2 at 4:07 PM on Dec. 15, 2008

  • i live up there its just im out of the state for now
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:13 PM on Dec. 15, 2008