What should I know about amcinonide lotion before using it?

Children should only use amcinonide lotion sparingly because, as a corticosteroid, it can affect their growth if used in excess. The area being treated with lotion should not be covered tightly (including by diapers), as this can cause the lotion to be absorbed into the skin too quickly. You may need blood tests to determine if the lotion is causing harmful long-term effects. If you are diabetic, the lotion may affect glucose levels in your blood, so talk to your doctor before using this lotion. You should also tell your doctor if you have a skin infection, thinning of the skin, tuberculosis, a positive tuberculin skin test, the measles, chicken pox or if you have recently been vaccinated. Avoid getting amcinonide lotion in the eyes; if you do, flush the eyes with plenty of water.

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