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Test 12: Skin conditions

  1. What is a papule?
    • A flat spot.
    • A raised spot that can be felt.
    • A fluid filled spot.
    • A pus filled spot.
  2. Molluscum contagiosum presents with:
    • White patches inside the mouth.
    • A small ulcer with enlarged local lymph nodes.
    • A very itchy scalp.
    • Groups of small, shiny papules.
  3. How are warts managed?
    • Apply wart paint.
    • Expose to sunshine.
    • Apply saliva each morning.
    • Cover with a plaster.
  4. What is ringworm?
    • The cause of ‘sandworm.’
    • An infection commonly found on the finger.
    • A rash caused by a fungus.
    • A worm which causes allergic rashes.
  5. What is commonly used to treat ringworm?
    • Clotrimazole ointment.
    • Mycostatin ointment.
    • Oral flucloxacillin.
    • Oral piperazine.
  6. How should tinea versicolor be treated?
    • With selenium sulphide shampoo.
    • With griseofulvin ointment.
    • With oral griseofulvin.
    • With 1% hydrocortisone cream.
  7. How should severe dandruff be managed?
    • Avoid eating eggs, dairy products and wheat.
    • 1% gamma benzene hexachloride shampoo.
    • Ketoconazole shampoo.
    • Massage scalp with aqueous cream.
  8. Impetigo presents with:
    • Pigmented patches with fine scales around the edges.
    • Yellow crusts.
    • Small painful blisters on the lips.
    • Painful cracks between the toes.
  9. Scabies is caused by:
    • Streptococcus.
    • A mite.
    • Lice.
    • Tuberculosis.
  10. Scabies usually presents with:
    • A very itchy rash on the wrists.
    • A severe cough and generalised papular rash.
    • A scaly rash on the scalp.
    • Nappy rash.
  11. What is used to treat scabies in children?
    • Streptomycin.
    • 2% vioform ointment.
    • Moisturising cream.
    • 12.5% benzyl benzoate lotion.
  12. Head lice should be treated by:
    • Shaving the head.
    • Combing out the nits every week.
    • Using 1% gamma benzene hexachloride shampoo.
    • Applying DDT powder.
  13. Acute atopic eczema presents with:
    • Dry scaly skin.
    • Mosquito bites.
    • An itchy, weeping rash.
    • A heat rash.
  14. Chronic atopic eczema presents with:
    • Dry, itchy, scaly patches.
    • A crusting rash on the cheeks.
    • A red, greasy rash of the face and scalp.
    • Papules and pustules on the face.
  15. What would you advise in a 4 month old child with mild eczema?
    • Wear woollen clothes to keep warm.
    • Wash well with soap and apply antihistamine cream.
    • Stop breastfeeding.
    • Use moisturising cream regularly.
  16. Seborrhoeic dermatitis should be treated with:
    • Petroleum jelly (Vaseline).
    • 1% hydrocortisone ointment.
    • Erythromycin cream.
    • Antihistamine ointment.
  17. What is the appearance of papular urticaria?
    • A scaly rash, typically on the trunk and limbs.
    • Large pale swollen areas with pink borders (weals).
    • An itchy rash between the fingers.
    • Groups of very itchy, red papules.
  18. What is a chronic condition that presents with thickened, red patches of skin covered with fine silvery scales?
    • Psoriasis.
    • Ichthyosis.
    • Miliaria.
    • Tinea versicolor.
  19. Acne is caused by:
    • Too much chocolate in the diet.
    • Not washing the face regularly with soap.
    • Excessive secretion by the sebaceous glands.
    • An allergy.
  20. How should mild acne be treated?
    • Squeeze the pustules and blackheads.
    • Apply tretinoin and benzoyl peroxide ointments.
    • Give an oral antibiotic (tetracycline) for 3 months.
    • Apply a steroid cream (e.g. betnovate).