What's Your Assessment?

Rhonda Goodman


Dermatology Nursing 

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This 63-year-old Caucasian male presented in a walk-in clinic complaining of a rash on his chest of 5 days duration. This was the patient's first occurrence of a rash with this presentation or in this location. He stated he had been working in a non air-conditioned warehouse and had been cutting plywood with a saw. He had been perspiring heavily and particles of wood and glue became embedded in his shirt. He had only been wearing a thin cotton shirt while working. He stated the rash was mildly pruritic. He denied a change in detergents, change in diet, and contact with plants or animals. None of his family members were affected. He stated he had not taken any new medications or antibiotics. He had applied Bactine™ spray on the rash but without relief.