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Treatment options for nipple fissures include drug therapy with antifungal and antibiotics, topical applications of lanolin, glycerin gel, creams and lotions, the milk itself, hot compresses and silicone nipple shields. Studies involving a light-emitting diode (LED) therapy have demonstrated anti-inflammatory properties, the enhancement of the wound repair process and the control of pain.


Clinical Trial Description

Nipple fissures are the second major cause of the discontinuation of breastfeeding, following a sensation of insufficient milk, which leads to bottle feeding. Poor positioning of the child in relation to the breast, an inadequate frequency or duration of breastfeeding and improper suckling are the main causes of nipple fissure. Discontinuing breastfeeding deprives the infant of essential nutrients and also deprives the mother of certain health benefits. Treatment options for nipple fissures include drug therapy with antifungal and antibiotics, topical applications of lanolin, glycerin gel, creams and lotions, the milk itself, hot compresses and silicone nipple shields. Studies involving a light-emitting diode (LED) therapy have demonstrated anti-inflammatory properties, the enhancement of the wound repair process and the control of pain. As it does not cause discomfort, is relatively inexpensive and may impede the discontinuation of breastfeeding, phototherapy could be a viable option for the treatment of nipple fissures.

The aim of this study is to evaluate LED therapy in treatment of nipple fissures ;


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NCT number NCT03496753
Study type Interventional
Source University of Nove de Julho
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Status Not yet recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date August 20, 2018
Completion date August 20, 2019