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What should I know before using topical sodium sulfacetamide and sulfur?

Sodium sulfacetamide (10%) and sulfur (5%) is used to treat acne vulgaris. The combination is available in several forms. Its usage varies depending on the product you choose. Therefore, follow the instructions on the prescription label carefully. In most cases, you will need to apply it at least twice a day. The combination is not advisable for those who are sensitive to sulfonamides, sulfur and those who have kidney diseases. The combination might also contain sodium metabisulfite, which can cause allergic reactions and severe asthmatic episodes. In addition, people who have sensitive skin might develop an irritation, in which case they should discontinue the therapy immediately.

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