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Infant with skin rashes. Prescribed with clotrimazole for fungal infection. Infant consumed the medication accidentally. What to do?

Hie my name is maria martinez and my question is that like a week ago i went to the doctor for my baby 4month chekup she had like a diper rash it was fongus so the dr prescribe me clotrimazole to put it on the affected area twice a day but my question is that since i am breastfeeding my baby and i had mi nipple likealittle infected and it hurted i had a little rash so i tried to put alittlebit of the cream around my nipple but at night i accidently breastfeed my baby and i dont know ifthat can harm her since i forgat toclean it so what can ido shoul i take her to the doctor for a chekup
Asked On : Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Jun 2015
Dear Maria Martinez...
The side effects depends on the amount of the cream ingested.
Usually there is no harm caused.
Side effects include burning, redness of the oral cavity...
Also look out for any involvement of the gastro intestinal tract like refusal to breastfeed, vomiting, diarrhea and excessive cry due to pain abdomen.
So...if any such symptom is present..then it will be better to consult a Pediatrician.
But there is no need to worry...usually no harm is caused.
Wishing a good health.
Thanks & take care.
Answered: Sun, 20 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician, Cardiology Dr. Pradeep Kumar's  Response
Hello Maria
Accidental ingestion of a sufficient amount of clotrimazole may cause gastrointestinal symptoms or central nervous depression.
In your case amount ingested is too less to cause any symptoms.Don't worry, as no specific treatment is needed.
I would suggest you to watch for vomiting, irritability or lethargy. Continue breast feeding as usual.
Answered: Sun, 20 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
Thanks for your query
Relax,your baby will be fine continue with breastfeeding.
I suggest you to get yourself examined for pain in nipples with rashes as well, and get that you do not feel any pain while feeding.

Take care,
God bless
Answered: Sun, 20 Jan 2013
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