Flashcards in Ch. 31: Acne Deck (17)
The most common skin condition during adolescense
Acne is self-limiting and non life-threatening. However, it poses a threat to ____ for adolescents
What does acne involve?
Pilosebaceous follicles (hair follicle and sebaceous gland complex) of the face, neck, chest, and upper back
Is acne genetic?
Who is acne more common in?
____ may result in acne flares in females
The use of cosmetic products containing ingredients such as ____ and ___ may increase acne outbreaks
Petrolatum and lanolin
T/F: Adolescents working at fast food restaurants may have an increased incidence of acne due to exposure to cooking grease.
Lesions are either open (____) or closed (____).
P. acnes may lead to inflammation manifesting as ___, ____, ___, or ___
How should child wash face?
Gently, avoid scrubbing and abrasive cleansers
What do we monitor for in adolescents who are taking isotretinoin (13-cis-retinoic acid) [amnesteem]?
Monitors for signs of MOOD CHANGES and SUICIDAL IDEATION
What does Tretinoin (Retin-A) do?
Interrupts abnormal keratinization that causes microcomedones (small lesions)
Can tretinoin (retin-A) irritate skin?
Yes, instruct client to apply within 20-30 min AFTER washing case
How much med of retin-A (tertinoin) is needed? When do they need to apply it?
PEA-SIZE about of medication and apply at NIGHT
Avoid ____ if taking retin-A.