Symptoms And Treatment Of The Clinic Essay

1652 Words Oct 18th, 2016 7 Pages
M.G. is a 10-year old African American female presenting to the clinic with her mother. She is clean and intact, well nourished and in no apparent distress. She has been getting allergy shots due to eczema, but the mother wishes to stop them due to lack of improvement in her condition. She had been prescribed with tea tree oils, which she used twice daily until it ran out three months ago. She has also been having daily baths with dove and herbal soaps and bath salts twice a week. She has also been using shea butter and urea cream 20%. Regardless, she has been itchy, but has had no fever or drainage from eczematous lesions. She presents to the clinic today because she has not been able to get an appointment with the dermatologist and her mother would like to get her started on creams again.
History of Present Illness
She was diagnosed with eczema at 6 months of age when her mother realized she frequently had bouts of rashes and was unable to sleep well at night due to restlessness and itching. The mother took her to the pediatrician after she unsuccessfully tried a variety of home remedies. Due to reactions (such as rashes, redness, vomiting and diarrhea), the pediatrician put her on hypoallergenic infant powder formula with Iron (Nutramigen). Research shows that itching is a usual condition in children that may be related to system illnesses such as renal disease, liver disease, endocrine disorders, myeloproliferative condition, or a reaction to some medication. In most…

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