What are the risks of using azelaic acid topical cream or gel?

The main risk in using azelaic topical is the possibility of an allergic reaction. If your face reacts to the medication by developing a rash, hives, or inflammation, discontinue use immediately. Using too much azelaic topical may also cause irritation and inflammation. Keep azelaic acid away from your eyes, nose, mouth, and genitalia and do not swallow it.

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