Antibiotics and nursing mothers

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Avatar f tn This medicine passes into breast milk. As this could be harmful to a nursing infant, mothers who need to take this medicine should not breastfeed. Seek medical advice from your doctor.
Avatar f tn Went shopping over the weekend and found this herbal tea. Its called Mothers milk. Its made with fenugreek seeds! Although I felt wierd buying something which is for healthy lactation(since Im not nursing), I want to get the other benefits from fenugreek seeds. Straight up fenugreek tea was too bitter but this one is little mild and Im able to consume it better. Im still continuing the aloe vera regimen. It has helped a great deal and I hope this tea will help finish the job.
Avatar m tn Of course, I'll never know but my gut tells me I may have had some kind of chronic infection my body couldn't fight by itself and the long-term antibiotics gave things a little push. Again, I'm not a big fan of antibiotics, but desperate measures for desperate times. If it works, it works.
Avatar f tn She was put on a round of very strong antibiotics and for 3 months her symptoms cleared and she no longer had pain. Slowly but surely over the course of a few months her symptoms reappeared. She again went on antibiotics for h.pylori believing that perhaps it had never been remediated. Her pains persisted and but her blood work came back negative for h.pylori.
5179324 tn?1364907384 It kind of sounds like in his own way your brother knows what's coming and he just wants to face it with least amount of pain he can and in his own way and how he dealt with his life for a very long time. Hospice, nursing homes and Medicare are funny...if you are in one of those facilities and you check out there is sometime a waiting period before you can go back in. Surely the staff would recognize his accusations for what they are...part of his illness.
Avatar n tn I have done some research on methylcolabamin b-12 and do believe that this the right way to go for my mothers symptoms. My sister will be speaking with the doctor tomorrow so I will have her ask him what kind she was given. Thanks for all the info you have given me. It has been a big help.
503727 tn?1210442710 As soon as I get into a place I get so dizzy and my vision is all messed up. I get so hot and sweaty and my heart races. I want my life back. I still dont believe that its just anxiety causing all of this. I feel like I have something else wrong that the doctors cant find even though i have had bloodwork, mri, ekg, and they were all normal. I started taking .25mg of xanax once a day. still dont feel any better yet. So if anybody has any help please give it to me.
Avatar n tn Because it is a shellfish product, those who have severe allergic reactions to shellfish should not use this product. If you are pregnant or nursing, you should not take this product. Pregnant and lactating mothers require a certain amount of fat to ensure the health of the fetus or newborn.
Avatar n tn Today I was cleaning the kitchen (dishes, sweeping, mopping, dusting, etc.) and just a few minutes ago, I had some more spotting and there were two small clots (the blood is bright red). My doctor says not to stress out over it too much unless I bleed so much that I have to wear a pad and actually change to a second one. Has anyone else had this problem? Any suggestions or comments? This is my third pregnancy and I am 38.
1780294 tn?1314610691 Mastitis would be an infection, but usually this happens to nursing mothers. You would need antibiotics if it was that. The area would feel hot though.
Avatar n tn over the last couple of years i had numbness in my hands/arms whilst sleeping mostly, also when holding telephone or other items for period of time. started with pinkie and ring finger and now whole arms and sore elbows. recently had nerve conductor tests for carpal tunnel but all came back ok. do suffer from lower back pain and also towards the top. had shoulder op approx 3 years ago which was successful but problems seemed to start after that. any advice of what to do now?
Avatar n tn But she was in a nursing home, withthe nurses administering Percoset, then Morphine and Ativan in her last couple days. I don't know if Hospice is anti-med- it wouldn't make sense if they were, since in the last stretch it should be about being relieving symptoms, not suffering through them. I just realized this post is from August. If youcheck back and read this- how's it going? I hope the issues with Hospice and meds got resolved. Best of luck to you with everything.
Avatar f tn times) -- it was red and rashy -- so I took her back in and at this point it was infected. I had to put her on antibiotics and a steroid cream...but the rash went away. The ped said it was eczema that got infected (I kept telling them it wasn't right -- ugh!). Anyway, when this cleared up, she had cradle cap (which my ped said kids with eczema are more susceptible to get). He told me to put oil on her scalp, then wash with a mild baby shampoo and then run a baby comb through it.
Avatar f tn And nothing seems to help. I've tried aspri - doesn't work. I try massaging my breast and shoulders and that seems to help a tiny bit. Usually the pain is very dull...but one night I woke up in excruciating pain for about 10 seconds, then it went back to being dull. I'm 24, and I am being treated for Anxiety/Panic Disorder. My Psychiatrist does not think it's related. Does ANYONE have ANY ideas about what could be going on with me?!?!?!
174267 tn?1220408828 how are you feeling. How did DH take the news and the family. Is everyone jumping up and down in glory.... I bet! Still so happy for you and still hoping "good things come in 3's" like you said. Audrey, hope you find this. How are you feeling? Is the wait starting to really bug you yet? I know how antsy I got both times towards the end. Almost test time girlie. Deb- My follies are coming along. You're to cute.
Avatar n tn It is absorbe by the body in amounts less that 2%, which means it is safe for pregnant or nursing mothers. Due to the amount of pain meds I take, this has been a "bowel saver", (hee hee) AND it tastes better than Milk of Magnesia.
Avatar f tn 25% of those treated with only 1 antibiotic had children born with lyme and 50% of mothers who were taking no antibiotics had children born with lyme. in a different study, in a mother being treated for her active lyme, 85% of newborns were normal. in those not receiving antibiotics, 33% of neonates were born normal. however, there were many adverse events including miscarriage, stillbirths, perinatal death, congenital anomalies, sepsis or chronic progressive infection.
Avatar n tn ive been taking pics for the last 5 weeks and my tummy below seems to keep extending like crazy, and my blood is still at the lab, i havent had a decent period in the last couple months, just pink/brown spotting that most say is just old blood, ive had swollen ankles, bleeding gums, changing breast veins (some discharge clear), and back and hip pain, so i truly believe im pregnant, and not that i want to be like a phantom pregnancy cuz im in college, but me and my bf could definitly be ok with
1222635 tn?1366399886 You can get serious infections if the milk gets 'backed up' and blocks up your ducts. The 'normal' treatment for it (mastitis) is antibiotics and LOTS of nursing... (to unclog the duct) but I dunno about women who aren't nursing...
Avatar f tn He got well from that but then again after stopping the antibiotics he got URI and again had to go on antibiotics. He is off the antibiotics this time for about the last 5 days. He still has some clear eye draining from one eye but otherwise seems fine. He is now 6 1/2 months old. I'm still waiting for the results on some of his lab work, namely a viral panel, done from a throat swab culture. I suspect your kitten is dehydrated.
Avatar n tn I hope she learned that modern machines can not always be relied on and she should take cues off of mothers body and an experienced moms word. I also have panic disorder and she had me freaking out while pushing. The point of a midwife is to do natural peaceful delivery, her job is to keep mom calm and deliver baby safely. Over all she did her job but it showed she was not very experienced. The midwife I wanted was not on call which upset me because she deliver my last daughter two years ago.
1431138 tn?1294570494 I would put the baby to breast as often as possible as he will always be much more effective at drawing milk and stimulating the supply. You are on antibiotics for the mastitis, right? You have many, many ducts in the breast, so altering baby's position will tap into those as well. I can remember during those growth spurts having to switch positions several times per session as I was only able to nurse on one breast the entire time will all my boys.
432779 tn?1364498475 Also, with both cases with me, I felt MUCH better after 1 day on antibiotics - be sure to take the full course though. Mastitis is common in nursing mothers especially those that are nursing for the first time. Cracked nipples increase the risk of developing the infection in combination with engorgement and baby not draining the breast fully. Do you have a pump you can use to make sure your breasts are being emptied fully after each feeding? That might help.
184674 tn?1360864093 I wanted to write about this because I feel like sharing her story is a very positive, encouraging, and blessed event and maybe someone might happen across this journal one day and have their hope and faith renewed, and be inspired to keep fighting for the things that matter most in life and to seek the guidance of our loving God. I think my mom's last few years of life are a testimony to how awesome God is--at least, that was my family's experience. It all started 10 years ago.
Avatar m tn Physical Therapy in the hospital was really just sitting her in a jerry lounge chair. She was on a couple of antibiotics and they discharged her to the rehab center, she spent 28 days in the hospital. My mother participated in therapy but barley. She slept through therapy and could hardly lift her legs like she did in the hospital. 4 days later she went back to the hospital for pneumonia and dehydration. We found out she wasn’t receiving her lasix (water pill) at the rehab place.
Avatar n tn I was in a major NICU and there was many pediatricians and doctors and they all reccommend mothers milk best!!! Expecially the colostrum. If you have any ques let me know!! Having a baby in the NICU is hard. I had an emergency C- Section. Before the baby was born I was 3 almost 4 centimeters and a ob doctor that was new there assisted me. He tried to stretch me cervix a little to get things going. NOW LETME TELL YOU don't ever let them do that!! That is the worst feeling in the world.
Avatar f tn It can hurt a bit in the begining. Don't let it discourage you. If you get clogged pores and have to be given antibiotics continue to breatsfeed. You can breastfeed while on them and it is recommend to breastfeed even with clogged pores. You can take mothers milk tea. I'm not sure how well it works but iv always had a high amount of milk so I didn't notice a change. Be prepared for leaking and even self shooting nipples. Sometimes milk will leak like a stream on its own.
467493 tn?1229898839 Acne medications to avoid during pregnancy include topical and oral retinoids, various antibiotics, and other prescription medicines. Topical Retinoids like tretinoin and adapalene are derived from Vitamin A and should be avoided during pregnancy. Tretinoin is related to isotretinoin (accutane). There is risk of these ingredients being absorbed into the skin and bloodstream and causing birth defects.