1. Which TWO of these can
OTC hydrocortisone cream be sold?
A. for nappy rash for an
B. a rash from shaving on a man
C. a woman with a nickel allergy rash on her
D. vulval rash and irritation from bubble
bath on a woman
E. for insect bites on a 9 year old
F. A man who has been self treating with
hydrocortisone for the last month.
G. A 42 year old man who developed a rash on his legs
2. A 48-year-old woman asks you
to recommend a treatment for itching. The itchiness is
widespread over her body and started about 2 days ago.
She has a yellow-brown tanned appearance, and has
returned from a holiday in Turkey 2 weeks ago. On
questioning she reveals that she feels generally unwell
and has difficulty sleeping. She does NOT take any
medication and since returning from holiday she has not
changed her diet, or used any new cosmetics or
detergents. Which one of the following courses of action
is the most appropriate for you to take?
A. advise her to take
piriton (chlorphenamine/chlorpheniramine maleate 4mg)
B. advise her to use calamine lotion
C. advise her to use hydrocortisone cream 1%
D. advise her to use a soap substitute such as
E. advise her to see her GP