The Red Face
is a 22 year-old man with a 3 months history of a rash on his face. He has
tried no treatment. The appearance of the scale bothers him but the rash is
otherwise asymptomatic. On exam he has some scaling in his external ear canals
and in his eyebrows. What is the most likely diagnosis?
this patient, what is the most appropriate first-line therapy?
31 year-old woman has a 1-2 year history of increasing redness on her face. She
also reports some “bumps like pimples” that come and go. She tried some
over-the-counter acne washes but they “really irritated” her skin. She is
otherwise healthy and her review of systems is negative. What is the most
the patient above, what is the least
appropriate treatment for this
44 year-old woman has had a scaling itchy rash on her eyelids for 2 months. She
has a history of eczema as a child. She wears make-up most days and tried to
cut-back when this rash started but she “needs to wear some to cover-up the
rash when [she] goes out.” She has no other areas of rash. She is otherwise
healthy and takes no medications. You think she has a form of eczema, an eyelid
dermatitis. What is the appropriate therapy for this patient’s eyelid rash?
19 year-old man has treated his acne with oral antibiotics for 3 months,
topical retinoids nightly, and topical antibiotics in the morning. He continues
to get new painful nodules on his temples. What is the most appropriate next
step in treatment?