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What should I know about azelaic acid cream before using it?

You should not use azelaic acid cream on skin that is sunburned, irritated, chapped, dry, or wind burned, as it can make your skin condition even worse. You should not put azelaic acid cream on areas of your skin with eczema, or areas of your skin where you are using any other type of medication. Do not use any soaps or cleansers that are abrasive or drying, such as cleansers that contain alcohol, astringents, or peelers, while you are using azelaic acid cream. It is also important that you not put any sort of dressing or bandage over your skin while using azelaic acid cream, as covering that area may cause too much absorption of the medication. Before using azelaic cream or gel, make sure your doctor knows if you are breastfeeding.

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