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Over-the-counter (OTC)
Pharmacy preregistration exam guide
Rashes

Questions:

1. Which TWO of these can OTC hydrocortisone cream be sold?

A. for nappy rash for an 18-month toddler
B.
a rash from shaving on a man
C.
a woman with a nickel allergy rash on her wrist
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 from gardening.

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) tablets?
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 emulsifying ointment
E.
advise her to see her GP

 

 
 

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