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See document: Management of skin conditions

Suitable quantities for prescribing

The table below shows suitable quantities of dermatological preparations to be prescribed for specific areas of the body based on twice daily application for one week.

See section 3 for suitable quantities for corticosteroid preparations.

 

Ointments and creams

Lotions

Face

15 – 30 g

100 ml

Both hands

25 – 50 g

200 ml

Scalp

50 – 100 g

200 ml

Both arms or both legs

100 – 200 g

200 ml

Trunk

400 g

500 ml

Groins and genitalia

15 – 25 g

100 ml

  • First Line Drugs
  • Second Line Drugs
  • Specialist Initiated Drugs
  • Specialist Only Drugs
  • Mixed Status