The use of medicines by a woman during breastfeeding and during pregnancy should be carried out with extreme caution. In this regard, the question arises whether Levomekol can be used for breastfeeding (HB)?
This drug has an antibacterial effect and gives a good effect when applied topically.
Indications for use
Levomekol ointment is used in many areas of medicine:
In cases where the treatment of wound injuries is necessary, this drug shows itself well in the first phases of the process occurring in the wound. The main indication when Levomekol is prescribed for HB is purulent wounds infected with microbial flora.
It cleans the wound during the purulent-necrotic phase, reduces inflammation in the phase of granulations.
When active healing and scarring is underway, the use of an antibiotic ointment is no longer required. In this case, Levomekol is replaced by a more suitable agent, for example, methyluracil ointment.
During lactation, Levomekol may be administered in the following situations:
- for suture treatment after cesarean section;
- in the treatment of purulent mastitis;
- in case of injury.
Immunity reduced after childbirth can falter, and wounds and boils can heal more slowly and be accompanied by infection. It often happens that the body of a nursing woman is unable to cope with the disease without the use of additional funds.
Ointment is contraindicated in case of individual sensitivity to components or an allergic reaction to this agent. If as a result of the application an allergic reaction is manifested: itching and rash on the skin, the treatment with this agent should be stopped.
Advantages of use in HB
The reasons why a given drug may be prescribed to a nursing woman by a doctor:
- does not reduce the amount of milk produced;
- harmless to the child;
- can be used for a long time;
- does not affect the quality of milk;
- does not enter the blood.
With proper use of Levomekol for the treatment of women, the possibility of harming the baby is virtually absent. The attending physician, assessing the severity of the patient’s condition, may decide on the appointment of Levomekol.
This is necessary to prevent complications and exacerbate the damage to soft tissues, which can harm the health of the infant and his mother.
Note! When breastfeeding Levomekol is not advisable to apply in excessive volume and exceed the course of therapy.
In this case, the risk of components of the ointment in the circulatory system increases.
Properties of ointment Levomekol
Levomekol is produced in the form of ointment. This tool has a high popularity throughout the years of its release.
In the pharmacy chain Levomekol can be purchased in tubes of various sizes and glass containers.
The composition contains the following main components:
- dioxomethyltetrahydropirimidine, which stimulates tissue regeneration;
Auxiliary ingredients contribute to better penetration of basic substances into the injured areas without damaging the cell membranes.
Thanks to the active ingredients, Levomekol ointment has the following properties:
- relieves inflammation and swelling;
With prolonged use, the bacterial flora can become resistant to the effects of the drug. Methyluracil is rapidly absorbed and contributes to the restoration of damaged areas, including postoperative sutures.
The ointment has a local effect, which allows during breastfeeding to use Levomekol for the treatment of wound surfaces, burns, etc.
Therapy with antibiotic ointment Levomekol is allowed during HB, but only by indications, and also in compliance with all necessary recommendations. It is not desirable to combine Levomekol with other similar external preparations at the same time.
Treatment of nipple cracks
When the baby is taken away and attached in the wrong way, as well as if the hygiene in breast care is not observed, it can be formed. Levomekol from nipple cracks is usually not prescribed.
Nipple cracks are physical and mechanical damage. There is no infection, and the use of the antibiotic is not justified. Levomekol has the ability to penetrate deep into tissues and can penetrate into breast milk.
At the same time, the active substances of the ointment eliminate the beneficial flora.
If the drug was used to treat the nipples, then before feeding the baby they should be washed so that the rest of the ointment does not get into the baby’s mouth. In addition, Levomekol has an unpleasant bitter taste and can lead to the fact that the child refuses to take the breast.
In this regard, any appointment ointment can be carried out only by a doctor. It is best suited for this means preparations based on the following components:
- Retinol (Radevit, Videstim, etc.);
- lanolin (Purelan 100 and others);
- dexpanthenol (Bepanten, D-panthenol, etc.);
- plant extracts;
- natural oils;
- wound healing substances (Solcoseryl, Actovegin).
Levomekol and lactostasis: Is the application justified?
Breast milk stasis is not caused by bacterial flora. In this regard, the use of ointment with an antibiotic is not advisable.
Other measures are used to improve the condition:
- frequent attachment of the infant to the breast;
- decanting, etc.
Mastitis that occurs during breastfeeding, especially its purulent form, requires complex treatment.
Levomekol has all the necessary properties for this:
- relieves inflammation and swelling;
- pulling pus;
- has an antibacterial effect.
After surgery, an antibiotic ointment is used to better heal and clean the wound. Levomekol is used in this case quite widely.
Treatment and prevention of purulent inflammatory processes
In the treatment and for the prevention of purulent inflammatory processes in soft tissues after childbirth, the use of antibacterial ointment may be prescribed by a doctor. The timely removal of pathogenic bacteria will prevent diseases and prevent complications.
The danger of even a small purulent inflammation lies in the high probability of intoxication. Even a regular boil can cause a serious problem.
Poisons, caused by the development of bacterial flora, can in this case penetrate into the blood and breast milk, causing harm not only to the mother’s body, but also to the baby.
The use of topical medication is safe and does not harm the child. It is important to control that the ointment used for treating the mother does not come into contact with the newborn and does not accidentally hit his mucous membranes – in the mouth, nose, eyes.
Instructions for use
When breastfeeding ointment Levomekol is used externally. It is necessary to use it only according to medical indications and with observance of all precautionary measures.
The procedure for using Levrmekol in open areas of the body: