• Recognize

    Is there a history of dermatitis, pre-existing skin issues (psoriasis, wounds, etc.)? Laboratory abnormalities consistent with other etiologies (e.g., eosinophils on complete blood count, liver function abnormalities)

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  • Listen

    Does the patient have pruritus with or without rash? Is there a rash with or without pruritus? Are symptoms interfering with ADLs? With sleep? Have symptoms worsened?

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  • Look

    Does the patient appear uncomfortable? Does the patient appear unwell? Is there an obvious rash? Is the patient scratching during the visit? Is skin integrity intact? Are there skin changes? Xerosis Changes in skin pigment or color Is there oral involvement of the rash?

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