Posted: September 26th, 2017
Dr. Martinez prescribes an emollient for a client with pruritus of recent onset. The client asks why the emollient should be applied immediately after a bath or shower. How should the nurse respond?
A. “This makes the skin feel soft.”
B. “This prevents evaporation of water from the hydrated epidermis.”
C. “This minimizes cracking of the dermis.”
D. “This prevents inflammation of the skin.”
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