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Learning module: The red face

Goals and objectives for module

The purpose of this module is to help medical students develop a clinical approach to the evaluation and initial management of patients presenting with facial redness.

After completing this module, the learner should be able to:

  • Differentiate red rashes on the face

  • Recommend an initial treatment for causes of a red face

  • Choose a safe topical steroid for the face

  • Determine when to refer to a patient with facial redness to a dermatologist

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