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dc.contributor.authorTreesirichod A.
dc.contributor.authorChaithirayanon S.
dc.contributor.authorChansakulporn S.
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-05T03:25:15Z-
dc.date.available2021-04-05T03:25:15Z-
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn1252208
dc.identifier.other2-s2.0-84957708555
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dc.description.abstractBackground: Skin diseases are one of the common problems in Pediatrics Outpatient Department. Because self-medication is practiced, it raises concerns of incorrect self-diagnosis, adverse drug reactions, and the cost of self-treatment. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and the features of self-medicating for skin diseases among children who were observed at the dermatology clinic. Material and Method: This prospective study was conducted in the Pediatric Outpatient Department. All patients seen on a first visit for skin problems were recruited, interviewed, and examined. Results: Four hundred thirty seven patients were recruited in the study and the mean age was 4.6 years of age. Eczema was the most common diagnosis (43.7%), followed by fungal skin infections (7.1%), insect bites and infestations (6.9%), and bacterial skin infections (6.2%). Of all the patients, 204 (46.7%) had used self-medication. The most common reasons for self-medicating were convenience (82.3%), a friend and/or relative’s recommendation (15.2%), and avoiding the cost of doctors’ visits (2.0%). The most frequently encountered categories of medicines were topical corticosteroids (25.4%), antifungal agents (13.4%), antibacterial agents (8.2%), and others. Most products were obtained from pharmacies (66.2%). The average cost for self-medications was 204.7 Thai baht. Products applied by the topical route were the most common medications used (81.3%) and most patients had reported dissatisfaction with the results (95.1%). Adverse reactions resulting from self-medications were found to be at a rate of 17.1%. There were no significant relationships (p>0.05) between the practice of self-medication and the potential factors. Conclusion: Self-medication use is most prevalent. Most patients had reported dissatisfaction from the use of self-medications. Adverse reactions resulting from self-medication were also found. © 2015, Medical Association of Thailand. All rights reserved.
dc.subjectantifungal agent
dc.subjectantiinfective agent
dc.subjectcorticosteroid
dc.subjectacne
dc.subjectadolescent
dc.subjectArticle
dc.subjectbacterial infection
dc.subjectchild
dc.subjectclinical feature
dc.subjectdemography
dc.subjectdermatology
dc.subjecteducational status
dc.subjecterythematosquamous skin disease
dc.subjectfemale
dc.subjecthair disease
dc.subjecthuman
dc.subjectmajor clinical study
dc.subjectmale
dc.subjectnail disease
dc.subjectpediatrics
dc.subjectprospective study
dc.subjectrash
dc.subjectrisk factor
dc.subjectself medication
dc.subjectskin disease
dc.subjectskin infection
dc.subjectstatistical analysis
dc.subjectsweat gland disease
dc.subjecturticaria
dc.subjectviral skin disease
dc.subjectDrug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
dc.subjectinfant
dc.subjectpreschool child
dc.subjectprevalence
dc.subjectSkin Diseases
dc.subjectUnited States
dc.subjectAdolescent
dc.subjectAnti-Bacterial Agents
dc.subjectChild
dc.subjectChild, Preschool
dc.subjectDrug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectInfant
dc.subjectMale
dc.subjectPrevalence
dc.subjectProspective Studies
dc.subjectSelf Medication
dc.subjectSkin Diseases
dc.subjectUnited States
dc.titleSelf-medication for dermatologic diseases among children treated at the HRH princess maha chakri sirindhorn medical center
dc.typeArticle
dc.rights.holderScopus
dc.identifier.bibliograpycitationJournal of the Medical Association of Thailand. Vol 98, (2015), p.S135-S139
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