Who should not use sulfur-containing medications for the skin?

People should not use sulfur-containing topical products on sun or windburned, chapped, dry or irritated skin. This can cause further irritation. Do not use sulfur if you are using other skin products to treat acne or other conditions, as the combination could worsen your skin condition. Additionally, do not use sulfur-containing topical products if you have had a previous allergic reaction to it or products containing sulfur. Also, the effects of topical sulfur products on a developing fetus or a breastfeeding infant are not known. Make sure to tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before using this medication.

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