What should I know about clobetasol spray before using it?

People who have rosacea, perioral dermatitis or allergies to the ingredients in clobetasol spray or similar medications, should not use it. Do not use it on your groin, armpits or face. Children and teenagers under 18 years of age should not use this medication due to the increased risks of developmental problems. Clobetasol spray could be dangerous if used incorrectly; never ingest it, overuse it or cover it with bandages after you apply it, as this 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 spray. Also, be sure to thoroughly discuss your medical history with your doctor before using clobetasol spray, especially if you suffer from Cushing's syndrome, skin infection, hyperglycemia, diabetes or have an open wound where the drug is needed. Lastly, ask your dermatologist or doctor for tips on how to reduce your chance of side effects, especially if you also use other products on your skin.

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