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1

Describe Conjunctivitis

Eyes look red and swollen, feel gritty and itchy. There might be some sensitivity to light. The discharge might contain pus, causing the eyelids to stick together in the mornings.

2

Would conjunctivitis contra-indicate the treatment?

Yes Contra-indicated.
Contagious. Do not treat the area to avoid crossinfection.

3

What eye disorder is caused by a staphylococcal bacterial infection of one or more follicles of the eyelashes. A small red area on the edge of
the eyelid causes irritation. It becomes a small red lump which might contain pus.

Hordeolum (stye)

4

Would a stye contra-indicate the treatment?

Yes Contra-indicated.
Contagious. Do not treat the area to avoid cross infection.

5

Describe eczema:

The irritated skin is itchy. Can be caused by an internal
irritant (eg a food intolerance) or by contact
with an external allergen (eg animal hair or a
product). Eczema can be inherited and is often linked
to asthma.

6

Would a eczema contra-indicate the treatment?

Restricts the treatment. Only contra-indicated if severe and the skin is open. Avoid direct contact with any area with open skin. Only use gentle products with a natural
base. Avoid abrasive products and touching
the skin too much.

7

What skin disorder is caused by skin cells producing
very quickly and build up on the skin’s surface
leaving very itchy, scaly patches with a white
pearly surface. Skin can crack and bleed.

Psoriasis

8

Would a psoriasis contra-indicate the treatment?

Restricts not contra-indicated. Not
contagious. Avoid affected areas to prevent
skin irritation. Client can be safely treated unless
the condition is severe.

9

Describe Blepharitis

Inflammation of the eyelid caused by a bacterial infection. Eyelids are inflamed, red and irritated, they burn and itch. Scaly skin around eyelids.

Refer to GP/pharmacist.

10

True or False?

The following would prevent the treatment:

fungal infection
claustrophobia
styes
conjunctivitis
bacterial infection
viral infection

True

11

True or False?

The following would restrict the treatment:

severe psoriasis
severe skin condition
infestations
eye infections
watery eyes
client is undergoing chemotherapy
client is undergoing radiotherapy.

False
They would prevent the treatment

12

Describe Xanthoma

Bumps under the skin filled with fatty tissue

13

What disorder is caused by bumps under the skin filled with fatty tissue

Xanthoma

14

What bacterial infection is characterized by yellow scabs and crusts?

Impetigo

15

Describe Hirsutism:

Abnormal hair growth in that gender

16

Infected hair follicle / follicles are known as:

Carbuncles

17

What is the cause of Tinea Corporis?

Fungal infection. Ring worm of the body (fungal)

18

Which one of the following is an infection of the hair follicles characterised by a large hard round abscess oozing pus?

Carbuncle

19

Which one of the following conditions is caused by a bacterial infection?

a. Bruising
b. Conjunctivitis
c. Herpes simplex
d. Psoriasis

Conjunctivitis

20

Cuts and grazes must be covered in order to:

a. Prevent cross-infection
b. Prevent bleeding
c. Promote healing
d. Be kept clean

a. Prevent cross-infection

21

Impetigo is recognised by

a) Reddening of the skin with blisters
b) Red patches of skin covered in waxy silvery scales
c) Slightly raised brown, black rough patches of skin
d) Yellow honey coloured scabs around the nose and the mouth

d) Yellow honey coloured scabs around the nose and the mouth