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1

Which is the minimum recommended sun protection factor as set by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)?

A. SPF 10
B. SPF 15
C. SPF 30
D. SPF 45

B. SPF 15

2

Which type of cells contain a skin-color pigment that gives a person's skin its characteristic color?

A. Chromocytes
B. Dermocytes
C. Melanocytes
D. Xanocytes

C. Melanocytes

3

Which type of medication may be given orally to patients with eczema who have developed sensitivity to topical preparations?

A. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
B. Antihistamines
C. Antibiotics
D. Vasoconstrictors

B. Antihistamines

4

Which is a parasitic infestation caused by the itch mite?

A. Scabies
B. Pediculosis
C. Impetigo
D. Psoriasis

A. Scabies

5

Which type of medications relieves itching caused by inflammation?

A. Antipruritics
B. Antiseptics
C. Keratolytics
D. Miticides

A. Antipruritics

6

Desitin, Vasoline, and zinc oxide are all protectives used to treat:

A. Minor burns
B. Minor wounds
C. Diaper rash
D. Insect bites

C. Diaper rash

7

Which term describes an infestation by lice?

A. Scabies
B. Pediculosis
C. Impetigo
D. Psoriasis

B. Pediculosis

8

Which term describes the method used to calculate the percentage of body surface affected by burns?

A. Rule of Nines
B. Rule of Percentages
C. Rule of Burns
D. Rule of Proportions

A. Rule of Nines

9

Fatigue, emotions, and sensitivity to some substances in the environment can result in:

A. Wheals
B. Itching
C. Hives
D. Redness

C. Hives

10

Which topical medications kill insect parasites that infest the skin?

A. Keratolytics
B. Astringents
C. Miticides
D. Protectives

C. Miticides

11

Which action is NOT caused by corticosteroids?

A. Antipruritic
B. Astringent
C. Anti-inflammatory
D. Vasoconstrictive

B. Astringent

12

When applying a transdermal patch, always remove the old patch before applying a new one to:

A. Ensure a continuous delivery of medication
B. Prevent skin irritation from the adhesive
C. Prevent a possible overdose
D. Maintain therapeutic levels of medication in the bloodstream

C. Prevent a possible overdose

13

Which is another term for urticaria?

A. Wheal
B. Itching
C. Hives
D. Redness

C. Hives

14

Which term describes a condition caused by the release of histamine from the skin cells during allergic reactions?

A. Urticaria
B. Pruritus
C. Edema
D. Erythema

B. Pruritis

15

Which term describes the outermost layer of skin?

A. Dermis
B. Epidermis
C. Hyperdermis
D. Peridermis

B. Epidermis

16

Which part of the skin supplies support, insulation, nutrition, and cushioning or padding?

A. Dermis
B. Epidermis
C. Peridermis
D. Subcutaneous layer

D. Subcutaneous layer

17

Which statement describes why people who have skin conditions need psychological support?

A. Living with constant pain or itching is stressful
B. People may become depressed about their condition
C. Acne may affect body image
D. All answers are correct

D. All answers are correct

18

Which term describes an excess of the protein keratin in the epidermis?

A. Scaling
B. Edema
C. Erythema
D. Urticaria

A. Scaling

19

Which condition can be caused by poison ivy, cosmetics, and soaps?

A. Psoriasis
B. Contact dermatitis
C. Seborrheic dermatitis
D. Eczema (dermatitis)

B. Contact dermatitis

20

Which sign/symptom occurs when body temperature elevates and causes the blood vessels of the dermis to dilate?

A. Secretion of sebum
B. Perspiration
C. Pallor
D. Excitation of the arrector pili muscles

B. Perspiration