All-Purpose Nipple Ointment in Winnipeg
Are you experiencing cracked, sore nipples from breastfeeding? Or from other conditions such as psoriasis, dermatitis or eczema? Our compounding pharmacy makes all-purpose nipple ointment.
Do you have a prescription for all-purpose nipple ointment? Feel free to use our online prescription order form to submit your prescription to us.
What is all-purpose nipple ointment?
All-purpose nipple ointment is a combination ointment containing an antibacterial agent, an antifungal agent and a corticosteroid.
Most commonly this ointment contains mupirocin, as the antibiotic, miconazole, as the antifungal agent and betamethasone, as the corticosteroid.
Other ingredients which may be used alternatively as an antifungal include clotrimazole and nystatin.
Ibuprofen may also be included in all-purpose nipple ointment.
Feel free to download and print our prescription template and share it with your doctor.
What is the ointment used for?
This ointment is used to treat sore and/or cracked nipples which leads to nipple pain. The nipple pain is caused by breastfeeding issues (poor latch, thrush, etc), bacterial infections, fungal infections or skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis or psoriasis.
The combination of an antibiotic, antifungal and corticosteroid helps to heal the tissues and relieve the nipple pain.
How do I use the ointment?
All-purpose nipple ointment is usually applied after each feeding when used during breastfeeding. If used in other conditions, apply as per the protocol prescribed by your physician.
After applying, the nipple should appear shiny, but there should NOT be any visible sign of excess ointment on the nipple.
The ointment generally does NOT need to be wiped off before the baby’s next feeding.
Usually, women use the ointment until the nipples are pain free and then gradually reduce applications over a week.
Are there any special precautions?
This ointment is for external use only. Wash your hands before and after each application.
Avoid eye contact.
The ointment should be used only for a short period of time.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects are uncommon. If side effects occur, they usually occur at the beginning of treatment when skin is damaged and therefore there is a greater chance of the medication being absorbed into the blood.
Side effect can include:
- Itching or soreness
- Dry skin, irritation, or burning
We usually have this ointment ready and in stock. You can usually get it the same day.
Physicians please visit our Physician Portal page for a prescription template called All Purpose Nipple Formulations.
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