Flashcards in Week 3 - Contact Dermatitis/Eczema Deck (10)
What is unique about ointments?
They have the highest potency of deliverable product
What is eczema known for?
"the itch that rashes" - closely associated with family history - increase in serum IgE
How should you treat Atopic Dermatosis?
Cutaneous hydration (ointments, no soap), topical glucocorticoids, identify and eliminate flares
What is contact dermatitis?
Inflammatory reaction of the skin precipitated by an exogenous chemical
1. Irritant - direct toxic effect on the skin
2. Allergic - immunologic reaction that causes tissue inflammation (Type IV Hypersensitivity)
What percent of all occupational illness (except injury) is contact dermatitis?
What populations tend to get Seborrhiec Dermatosis?
Males & infants/newborns
What are common features of seborrhiec dermatosis?
-Patches & plaques with indistinct margins
-Chronic, superficial inflammatory process affecting the hairy/sebaceous gland regions of the body (scalp, eyebrows, face, axilla, diaper area)
-Wide range (mild to severe)
-Common HIV skin manifestation
-Etiology (cause) unknown
What are some neurological abnormalities that S. D. is associated with?
Epilepsy, Quadriplegia, facial paralysis, parkinson's disease
How to treat SD in adults?
-Use low potency glucocorticoids
-HYGEINE & WASHING IMP.