A 50-year-old male asked:
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is elidel (pimecrolimus) cream safe or is there a cancer risk? thanks.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: It is a treatment for allergic skin conditions. Visit this site for info: https://www.drugs.com/elidel.html Wish you good health!
Answered on May 25, 2020

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