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Dermatologic Therapies


Your patient is a 50-year-old man with a new diagnosis of scabies, confirmed by a skin scraping which revealed the presence of mites and mite eggs. You prescribe 5% permethrin cream to be applied overnight to the entire body and instruct the patient to apply the permethrin twice (2 doses, separated by one week). How much cream should you dispense to the patient? You are prescribing the medication for only your patient and not for any family members or affected contacts.


Which of the following topical steroids is most appropriate to use on the patient in this photo?

3.*An 8 year-old patient presents to clinic with moderate atopic dermatitis requiring topical corticosteroids (see photo). You counsel the parent about potential side effects of this medication. Which of the following is a common side effect of prolonged topical corticosteroid use?
4.*Which of the following is a class 1 (super potent) topical steroid:

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