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Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: NWH | 2009/03/02

Q.

Fungal infection

For a few years I have had light brown spots on my breast. The spots grew over the years. Last year, my GP recommended that I use and anti-fungal cream on the spots. The spots went aware after a few weeks after using the cream. The brown spots have started returning (close to the areola). I am concerned that the spots will affect my soon to be baby, which I will be breastfeeding (as the baby' s mouth will be in contact with it). Is this something to be worried about? Should I use Lamasil cream so long to take it away? Is Lamasil safe during pregnancy?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is important to clear up this fungal infection. Please write to our Cyberdoc or to our Gynaedoc on Health24 for advice.

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