Last update: Oct. 11, 2017
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
A corticosteroid with a mainly glucocorticoid action and moderate anti-inflammatory effects (ATC D07AB), slightly higher than that of prednisolone (ATC D07AA).
Its topical dermatological use is indicated in the treatment of various types of dermatitis.
This comment is about the TOPICAL USE of triamcinolone.
Limited absorption through the skin and even mucous (Ramadas 2016, Meynadier 1981, Rasmussen 1978) makes it unlikely that significant amounts will pass into breast milk.
If it is required to treat eczema or dermatoses of the nipple, it is advisable to choose the mildest corticoid, apply it just after the feed is finished so that it has been reabsorbed before the next feed, if it is necessary residues can be removed with a gauze and do not use it for more than a week after.
Mineralocorticoid intoxication has occurred in an infant due to continuous application of a corticoid to the nipple (De Stefano 1983).
It is advisable to avoid application to the nipple of creams, gels and other topically-applied products that contain paraffin (mineral oil) so that the infant does not absorb them (Concin 2008, Noti 2003).
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
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