Who should not use topical corticosteroids?

If you have any allergies to this type of medication, you should not use topical corticosteroids. Topical steroids can cause side effects, such as skin atrophy and acne-like eruptions.  Long-term use near the eyes has also been associated with glaucoma and cataracts. Very high potency topical steroids can also cause side effects internally, and it is especially dangerous on children. Always follow your doctor's instructions carefully and only use as directed.

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