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Skin disease affecting any part of the body surface may produce depression in body image, self-esteem, confidence & 2ndary depression
Sites: scalp, hair, face, hands and genital area
The stigma of skin disease can produce a leper complex which compels the patient to withdraw from society, therefore the dermatologist should reassure the patient by touching the patient at some stage during the consultation
Have revolutionized the practice of dermatology since they were introduced in the late 1950s.
are associated with potential (SEs) especially if they are used incorrectly.
are 4 groups according to their strength.
As a general rule, use the weakest possible steroid that will do the job. However, sometimes it is appropriate to use a potent preparation for a short time to make sure the skin condition clears completely.