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Who should not use azelaic acid cream?

Azelaic acid cream is safe for most people to use. However, women who are breast-feeding should talk with their doctor before using azelaic acid cream. It is unknown whether the medication can pass to an infant via breast milk. People who are using other ointments or topical skin medications should check with their doctor before using azelaic acid cream. The use of other ointments may decrease the effectiveness of azelaic acid cream or cause skin irritation.

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