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While working one Saturday morning at your pharmacy you notice Tina Jones, a young girl, browsing the skin care aisle. When you ask Ms. Jones if she would like help finding a particular product, you notice her skin. Her face looks very oily, and she has a breakout of whiteheads and blackheads across her forehead and chin. She also has red, raised inflammatory papules and pimples dispersed throughout her face. The total number of inflammatory and noninflammatory lesions appears to be about 25 to 30. She tells you that she is looking for a face wash or soap to help "clear up her face." She then shows you two prescriptions from her dermatologist, who told her to use the medications to wash her face twice a day (Case Figure 74–1). Continue Reading >


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