Last update: July 1, 2015
Moderately safe. Probably compatible.
Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended.
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Topical anesthetics (locally used compounds on skin or mouth) when properly applied show a poor or almost nil absorption. Likely, enhanced absorption when apply on damaged or swollen surfaces.
Do not apply on the breast. Otherwise, after a breast feed and cleanse it thoroughly with water before next feeding.
Creams, gels and other locally applied products that contain paraffin (mineral oil) should be avoided on the nipple in order to keep the infant from absorption of Hydrocarbon derivatives.
We do not have alternatives for Dibucaine.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
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