Who should not use Cortisporin ointment?

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Anyone who is allergic to the ingredients in Cortisporin ointment should avoid it. Also, it may cause harmful reactions in people with certain medical conditions, including viral infections, diabetes, tuberculosis, immune disorders, heart or kidney disease and eye diseases like glaucoma and cataracts. Similarly, people taking certain medications, such as chemotherapy drugs, vitamins and other creams or ointments, can have harmful reactions to Cortisporin ointment. Also, people receiving vaccines may find that they do not work as effectively if they are administered while they are using Cortisporin ointment. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should consult with your doctor, as Cortisporin ointment may harm a fetus or a nursing infant. People who have a hole in their eardrum should not use the ointment on their ear. Finally, those with viral or fungal infections should not use Corisporin ointment as treatment, since it only works on bacterial infections.