A practical guide which aims to provide immediate help in decision-making. It offers specific advice on management of each condition, when to use ointments or creams, how much to prescribe, what active constituents should be used, and what to do if treatment fails or patients return. There is a formulary of dermatological products, examples of patient information sheets and a list of adverse drug reactions.
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