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Over-the-counter (OTC)
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Rashes

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1) Topical hydrocortisone is only licensed for OTC sale for over 10 years old. Therefore any age group below this should be referred.
- Topical hydrocortisone is not for OTC sale for the face, broken skin, mucus membranes, and sensitive areas of the skin such as the vulva.
- Directions to apply twice daily for 1 week. Any treatment longer than this should be referred.
Answer is C and G

2) The symptoms described are of jaundice. Jaundice is caused by liver failure, by bilirubin leaking out and depositing in the skin leaving a yellow colour and causing itching. The symptoms of jaundice should especially be reported to GP if they have just returned from a foreign country. The other options of OTC treatment may help reduce itching, but referral to a GP is the best course of action.
Answer is E

 

 
 

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