Chapter 97 Drugs to Treat Dermatological Conditions (TECH) Q&A (1 of 7) Sample Questions
1. A family of four, both parents working full time has their seven year old daughter, Sarah in elementary school, sent home with a note stating there are several cases of head lice in her classroom. The note indicates that Sarah has several nits in her hair and that she and the entire family should be treated with a pediculocide. Sarah has seizure disorder that is currently successfully controlled with Valproic acid. Sarah's mother is breastfeeding 8-month-old female child, Anna. The father Miller is bald. Sarah has long thick curly hair. She approaches the pharmacy technician for help. What is appropriate?
- A. The diagnosis of head lice is confirmed by the fact that Sarah has several nits in her hair and that she is exposed to other classmates who may have head lice. Pharmacy technician can recommend Permethrin 1% therapy.
- B. Reassure Sarah that this is treatable and notify pharmacist about her concerns.
- C. Advise prophylactic pediculocidal treatment for all contacts.
- D. Notify pharmacist, so pharmacist may refer Sarah to doctor to get prescription therapy