What are the side effects of sodium sulfacetamide and sulfur?

Sodium sulfacetamide (10%) and sulfur (5%) is used to treat acne. Side effects, such as dryness, local irritation, itching and erythema, can develop. If you are sensitive to sulfonamides and sulfur, you might experience a severe allergic reaction. Allergic reactions include: hives, swelling of the tongue and throat and tightening of the chest. If this occurs, you need to seek immediate emergency medical attention.

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