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    Are steroid treatments for eczema safe for use whilst breastfeeding?

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    The role of the Eczema Association of Australasia Inc (EAA) is to be a supportive body for eczema sufferers and carers, to increase public awareness … View Profile

    Topical steroid creams are quite safe to use while breastfeeding - however they should be used in short-term bursts to most effectively control flare-ups. 
    That means, using for about a week to ten days to get on top of a flare, then having a break for a few days when the flare is under control. 
    For the most up-to-date treatments for eczema, it is best to obtain a referral to a Dermatologist.

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    Dr Karen Osborne

    GP (General Practitioner)

    Sydney GP specialising in Reproductive & Sexual Health for both women and men. At Clinic 66, we deal with a wide range of reproductive and … View Profile

    I agree with the above but just wanted to share a wonderful resource for advice on medication & breast feeding.
    Mothersafe is a free telephone advice line for pregnant and breast-feeding mums in NSW (and healthcare professionals) where you can get advice on which medications are safe.
    MotherSafe Contact Numbers
    Phone: 9382 6539 (Sydney Metropolitan Area) Phone: 1800 647 848 (Non-Metropolitan Area)

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