Exercises Lesson

INSTRUCTIONS: Answer the following exercises by marking the lettered response which best answers the question.

After you have completed all the exercises, turn to "Solutions to Exercises" at the end of the lesson, and, check your answers. For each exercise answered incorrectly, reread the material referenced with the solution.

1. Select the definition of the term antiseborrheic agent.

a. An agent that dries mucous secretions, shrinks skin, and causes blanching.

b. An agent used to manage a skin condition characterized by a yellowish and greasy scaling of the scalp and/or mid-parts of the face and ears.

c. An agent used in the treatment of severe acne and in the removal of warts or corns.

d. An agent used in the treatment of acne, eczema, and psoriasis.

2. Which of the following statements best describes a general consideration associated with the use of keratolytic agents?

a. These agents are not to be used on mucous membranes.

b. These agents sometimes produce a yellowish and greasy scaling around the mid-parts of the face when they are applied as a treatment for acne.

c. These agents usually make a person excessively sensitive to the effects of cold and wind.

d. These agents are used to damage the cornified layer of skin so that it will be sloughed off.

3. Select the correct use of Burow's solution.

a. An astringent for inflammatory skin conditions.

b. An agent used in the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis.

c. An agent used in the treatment of eczema.

d. An astringent used in the treatment of warts and corns.

4. Match the generic name in Column A with its corresponding trade name in Column B.

Column A

A. Salicylic acid 2% and sulfur 2% soap

B. Selenium sulfide

C. Tretinoin

D. Aluminum acetate tablets

E. Coal tar

Column B

Fostex

Retin A® Selsun® Capitrol® Burow's solution

5. Select the information you should give a patient who has been prescribed selenium sulfide shampoo for the first time.

a. "You should wear some sort of protection because you might be more sensitive to cold temperatures and to wind."

b. "You should not use this medication if you have applied any medicine containing mercury on your scalp."

c. "You should not use this medication if your scalp is raw or blistered."

d. "You should stop using this medication if your scalp condition has not improved within five days."

6. Select the information you should give to a person who has been prescribed aluminum acetate tablets for the first time.

a. "These tablets are not to be taken by mouth. Instead, make a solution as prescribed on the container label and use the prepared solution as a soak."

b. "Do not be alarmed if your hair turns slightly orange for a few days after you use this product."

c. "Do not expose the portion of your body you are soaking in the prepared solution to sunlight or wind."

d. "Do not use the solution you prepare from these tablets on any part of your body to which has been applied any medication containing mercury."

7. Select the correct use of coal tar.

a. A keratoplastic agent used in the treatment of eczema, psoriasis, and seborrheic dermatitis.

b. A keratolytic agent used in the treatment of severe acne.

c. An astringent used in the treatment of acne and seborrheic dermatitis.

d. A product used as a protectant and astringent in the treatment of inflammation associated with insect bites and sunburn.

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