describe changes to an individual's skin condition that should be reported
Assessment of the dermatology patient includes obtaining a detailed dermatological history as this may provide clues to diagnosis, management and nursing care of the existing problem, [ with careful observation and meticulous description and should cover the following areas:
a history of the patient's skin condition.
a general assessment.
a specific skin assessment.
consideration of the skin as a sensory organ.
assessment of the patient's knowledge about his or her skin condition. ............... History of the patient's skin condition
How long has the condition been present?
How often does it occur or recur?
Are there any seasonal variations?
Is there a family history of skin disease?
What are the patient's occupation and hobbies?
What medication is the patient taking?
Are there any known allergies?
Previous and present treatments and their effectiveness?
Are there any treatments, actions or behavioural changes which influence the condition? ............. ]
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