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antifungals and breastfeeding

(2 Posts)
kveta Tue 30-Nov-10 14:08:21

I've got the delight that is ringworm, and the GP and I are struggling to work out what to do to clear it - I've had it for about 4 months now, and it started with one small patch but is now everywhere on my body, so I really want rid of it. I'm still breastfeeding my 14 month old and have no plans to stop.

I've been told I really need terbinafine tablets, but all the info I can find about them says not to take them whilst breastfeeding (small molecular weight, gets into milk, and may accumulate). The terbinafine cream I'm using is next to useless, and I was on miconazole cream too, but it's also useless. The GP is happy to prescribe me an alternative if I can find evidence it won't adversely affect DS.

any ideas?


(am posting this in breastfeeding too in case anyone has experience over there!)

nightcat Tue 30-Nov-10 15:14:07

try Zn supplement rather than anything toxic, check it but I think it's OK when breastfeeding
fungal infections are often linked with low immunity and Zn deficiency

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