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Who should not use azelaic acid?

Azelaic acid is safe for most people to use. If you are a new mother and nursing a baby, you should talk to your doctor before using azelaic acid, as it is not known whether the medication can pass to an infant through breast milk. People who are using other ointments or topical skin medications should check with their doctor before using azelaic acid. The use of other ointments may decrease the effectiveness of azelaic acid or cause skin irritation.

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