Side Effects Of Dexamethasone For Breastfeeding Mothers?

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At night, I am breastfeeding my baby is 6 months old. I want to ask if I have hemorrhoid and my hemorrhoid is bleeding and I go to the midwife, Midwife gives me dexamethason, amixicilin, Paracetamol, and vit. in babies, I so want to stop taking my dexamethason medicine only need 3 tablets, may I stop asking?

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Basically, midwives do not have the authority to prescribe hard drugs to patients. Drugs such as Dexamethason and Amoxicilin are classified as hard drugs and should only be taken after examining a doctor. You also should not be able to buy these types of drugs without a prescription from a doctor. Hemorrhoids or hemorrhoids are not treated with oral corticosteroids (such as dexamethasone) or antibiotics (such as Amoxicillin) unless an anal abscess is present. Therefore you should stop using both drugs.


If indeed your anus still feels pain or continues to bleed, you should check with your doctor so that you can be given appropriate treatment. The following are some things you can do to overcome your hemorrhoids:

When the hemorrhoids are very swollen and painful, you can compress the hemorrhoids with cold compresses / ice cubes for the first 2-3 days.
Do a sitz bath, soaking your anus with warm water for 15-20 minutes several times a day
Avoid straining too strong
When defecating, try defecating in a squatting position. If your toilet is a toilet seat, then prop your feet with a small chair during bowel movements so that your feet are raised slightly like being in a squatting position.
If you have constipation or have a difficult bowel movement, you also have to overcome your constipation, try eating more vegetables and fruits, increase your physical activity, drink more fluids (normally you are advised to drink 2-3 liters of water a day, because you are breastfeeding and need more liquid, drink more than that amount)

If indeed you have constipation problems, also consult with your doctor so you can be given medicines that can help overcome your bowel problem.

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