Chapter 69 Dermatitis Q&A (1 of 22) Sample Questions
1. SC is a 45-year-old male who seeks recommendations from the community pharmacist on a Friday afternoon for the treatment of a dermatological condition. He complains of red rash on both hands and arms characterized by intense itching and burning.
- A. Allergic contact dermatitis
- B. Secondary fungal infection
- C. Hyperpigmentation of the skin
- D. A & B
Tips: Neomycin applied topically produces a relatively high rate (3.5-6%) of hypersensitivity or allergic contact dermatitis. Prolonged use of topical non-prescription antibiotic agents may result in secondary fungal infection, so their use for longer than 5 days should be avoided. Topical application of neomycin is not associated with skin hyperpigmentation.