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When scabies presents at the pharmacy

Citation

Kirschbaum, M, When scabies presents at the pharmacy, Australian Pharmacist, 33, (2) pp. 42-45. ISSN 0728-4632 (2014) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

Official URL: http://www.psa.org.au/news/australian-pharmacist-f...

Abstract

Four-year-old Amy has come into the pharmacy with her mum as she has been complaining of an intense itch on her hands for the past two weeks. She would like something to help relieve the itch.

After reading this article, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Understand the causes of scabies infection and the difficulties in correctly identifying the condition
  • Provide advice on appropriate treatment options and counsel on their use
  • Apply methods to prevent the infestation from spreading and reinfecting the patient and their family.

Item Details

Item Type:Professional, Refereed Article
Keywords:scabies, causes, identification, treatment, prevention of infestation
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Research Field:Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) not elsewhere classified
Author:Kirschbaum, M (Mr Mark Kirschbaum)
ID Code:93374
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Pharmacy
Deposited On:2014-07-30
Last Modified:2016-10-11
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