Last update June 17, 2017
Very Low Risk
A topical anti-fungal treatment from the imidazole family applied to the skin or vaginally.
Negligible systemic absorption through the skin (Effik 2010) or vaginal mucosa (Novelli 1991) make it very unlikely that significant amounts pass into breast milk.
Do not apply on nipple-areola or alternatively clean before breastfeeding.
It is advisable to avoid the application to the nipple of creams, gels and other topical products containing paraffin (mineral oil) so that the infant does not absorb them (Concin 2008, Noti 2003)
We do not have alternatives for Fenticonazole Nitrate since it is relatively safe.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.
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