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Skin conditions

Tips on managing skin conditions OTC

This CPD module is about OTC treatments for dry skin conditions. It explains how to use common OTC treatments most effectively and in the right patients.


To be able to effectively manage dry skin conditions with OTC treatments and the right advice


After completing this module you should have a better understanding of:

  • The pros and cons of different formulations used in topical treatments
  • The constituents of topical preparations available OTC to treat dry skin conditions
  • The various presentations available in pharmacy for recommendation.


Alan Nathan is a pharmacy writer and consultant

About this module

Once you have completed this module, record your learning and how you applied it in your practice using the action and evaluation record at the end, which will then be stored in your personal learning log. You must be registered on the website to do this.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a statutory requirement for pharmacists. Completion of this module will contribute to the nine pieces of CPD that must be recorded a year, as stipulated by the GPhC.

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