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Psoriasis
patches of erythema (redness) covered with silvery scales
Psoriasis is usually located where?
the elbow,knees,lover back,and scalp
Symptoms
Pruritus
anxiety and depression due to appearance
Management
exposure to ultraviolet sunlight
topical medication
systemic medications
Nursing Care
remove scales with moist cloth or brush while bathing
maintain comfortable body temperature
Contact Dermatitis
skin rx that results from contact with a substance that a person is sensitive or allergic
Management
avoidance of the allergen
topical or oral antihistamines
topical or oral coricosteroids
Nursing Care
give tepid baths
cut fingernails
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
multi-system inflam d/o involving the connective tissues such as the muscles,kidneys,heart,serous membranes
-may affect the skin,lungs, and nervous system
Symptoms
weakness,fatigue
BUTTERFLY skin rash over bridge of nose and cheeks
depression
Management
avoid exposure to sunlight
corticosteroids,salicylates
Nursing Care
encourage activity
planned rest periods
emotional support
diet of foods HIGH in IRON
Management of Burns
isolation
diet: HIGH protein,carbs,Vitamin C
LIMIT K intake
Nursing Care
prevention of: infection, contractures,complications of immobility
Burns percentage
head and neck 9%

trunk: front 18%, back 18%

arms: 9% each

legs: 18% each
Decubitus/Pressure Sores= signs of healing
no crustation
no odor
no bad tissue
minimal drainage
Acne Management
topical vita A acid
Antibiotics-tetracycline (make sure pt is not pregnant)