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Who should not use halobetasol ointment?

Certain people should not use halobetasol ointment in order to avoid potential complications or side effects. If you are allergic to any ingredient in halobetasol ointment, you should not use this medication. Also, do not use halobetasol ointment if you have sores or blisters on your skin or if you have a severe skin infection. Halobetasol ointment also should not be used to treat rosacea or red sores near the mouth (perioral dermatitis) and is not recommended for children under 12 years of age. Talk to your doctor before using halobetasol ointment if you have diabetes. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should talk to their doctors before using halobetasol ointment, because it may harm a developing or nursing baby. If you have questions about whether you should use halobetasol ointment, talk to your doctor.

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