What should I know about clobetasol foam before using it?

People who have rosacea, perioral dermatitis or allergies to the ingredients in clobetasol foam or similar medications should not use it. If you are prescribed clobetasol foam, do not put it on your groin, armpits or face. Clobetasol foam could be dangerous if used incorrectly. Never ingest it, overuse it or cover it with bandages after you apply it, as it could cause problems for your adrenal or pituitary gland. Also, be careful to keep it away from excessive heat or flames; the alcohol in the medication could ignite.

Pregnant and breastfeeding women should discuss with their doctors the risks they would be taking by using clobetasol foam before doing so, as should parents of children under 12 years of age. Be sure to discuss your medical history with your doctor thoroughly before using clobetasol propionate foam, especially if you suffer from Cushing's syndrome, skin infection, hyperglycemia, diabetes or open wounds where the drug is needed. Lastly, ask your dermatologist or doctor for tips on how to reduce your chances of side effects, especially if you also use any other products on your skin.

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