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Flashcards in Skin Disorders & Diseases Deck (34):
1

Vascular lesions form by way of which body system?

circulatory/cardiovascular

2

Lesions in the early stages of development are called?

primary lesions

3

Lesions that change the structure of tissues and organs are called?

secondary lesions

4

Steatomas are commonly found on which areas of the body?

scalp, neck, and back

5

What color dye commonly causes allergic reactions?

red

6

Urticaria with itching is commonly caused by a production of what?

histamines

7

What is the number one external cause of skin pigmentation disorders?

sun exposure

8

What color is a pregnancy mask?

brown

9

How often should people visit their dermatologist to screen for cancerous lesions?

once a year

10

What is the number one factor that causes or predisposes us to acne?

heredity

11

Where are sebaceous filaments most commonly found?

the nose

12

What hormone is released during stressful events?

adrenaline

13

Which foods can irritate acne?

kelp, salt, cheese

14

Which grade of acne is associated with cystic lesions?

Grade IV

15

What is a potential side effect of using Retin-A (tretinoin) that every esthetician should be aware of?

photosenstivity

16

If you do not recognize a skin condition what should you do?

Do not work on the client's skin and refer them to a physician

17

Can an esthetician diagnose and treat skin disorders and diseases?

No, only a physician can diagnose and treat skin diseases

18

Are all acne pustules in hair follicles infectious?

No

19

How is a closed comodone formed?

the opening of the follicle is blocked with debris and cells

20

What should you never do to a sebaceous hyperplasia lesion?

try to extract it

21

Who most commonly struggles with folliculitis?

men

22

What will cause psoriasis to spread?

irritation of the affected area

23

What causes an allergic reaction?

the immune system mistaking a NONTOXIC substance for a TOXIC substance

24

Does an allergic reaction always occur with the first exposure to a substance

No. Sometimes a reaction will not occur until several or many instances of exposure

25

What is the best way to describe a tan?

Visible skin cell damage

26

Is it safe to remove hair from moles?

No

27

What increases the risk of skin cancer?

cumulative sun exposure

28

Are tanning beds ever considered safe for tanning?

No.

29

Which skin cancer is the most deadly and can metastasize?

Malignant melanoma

30

What type of UV exposure causes a higher risk of melanoma?

Infrequent but intense UV exposure

31

What must not be present for bacteria to live in follicles?

oxygen

32

What naturally produced substance on the skin can cause inflammation if too much is produced?

sebum

33

Who struggles more with adult acne, males or females?

females

34

What type of moisturizers and sunscreens are preferred for acneic clients?

oil in water