EE Chapter 69 OTC and Prescription Drugs for Dermatological and Foot Conditions Q&A (1 OF 42) Sample Questions
1. What is correct about acne topical medication application?
- A. Apply on top of acne
- B. Apply on top of acne and spread to surrounding area of acne
- C. Apply on surrounding areas of acne only
- D. Apply after acne lesion heals
- E. Apply to eye lids, mouth and face area
Tips: How to use topical preparations: To prevent new lesions from developing, topical preparations should not be applied to individual lesions but to the whole area affected by acne, using care around the eyelid, mouth and neck, which chafe easily. Lotions should be applied with a cotton swab once or twice a day after washing or at bedtime if they leave a visible residue. Skincare products may cause dryness and redness, particularly in the early stages of treatment. Should this occur, the product can be applied less frequently, stopped for a while, or switched to different product. Applying a topical vehicle with a high water content a few minutes after applying the medicinal product may reduce irritation. Initial irritation usually subsides as the skin becomes accustomed to the product.