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1

what is the preferred route of txment for derm problems?

tx confined area (topical)-limits systemic side effects

2

what factors impact derm absoprtion?

1. amt applied
2. H20 of skin
3. skin integirty
4. skin thickness
5. ointment vs cream vs liquid

3

what is a pro of ointment?

1. remains on skin
2. protects moisture in the skin (acts as occlusive dressing)
3. greater drug delivery

4

what is a con of ointment?

difficult to wash off

5

what is a pro of cream?

1. spreads easier
2. absorbed more rapidly

6

what is a pro of liquid (water based)?

1. easy to spread
2. rapidly absorbed

7

what is a con of liquid?

requires shaking

8

what is a pro of paste?

more absorptive
less greasy than ointment

9

what is the base of a tincture?

alcohol

10

what is the base of a liniment?

fatty solution or emulsion

11

what are powders used for?

prevent skin irritation and chaffing

12

what is a con of aerosols?

hard to confine to application area

13

when should a therapeutic skin cleaner be used?

sensitive, dry, irritated skin
atopic dermatitis
eczematous skin

14

what are examples of skin cleaners?

cetaphil
pHisoderm liquid (neutral)
pHisoderm bar (acidic)

15

when should you use benzoyl peroxide?

monotherapy for mild to moderate acne

16

how does benzoyl peroxide work?

oxidizes bacteria in P. acnes

17

what are side effects of benzoyl peroxide?

caused drying, removes sebum and sebostatic effect, photosensivity

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