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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?


An 18-year-old white female returns to your clinic for acne. She has comedones that have improved with topical retinoid therapy and benzoyl peroxide, but she still gets pustules and inflammatory papules. She plays field hockey. You decide to prescribe doxycycline 100 mg twice daily. Which of the following side effects do you need to warn her about?


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