Prescribe topical therapy


Prescribe topical therapy and medication, such as foams, lotions, ointments and creams, to patients with dermatological conditions.

Alternative labels

prescribe topical therapies
prescribe a topical therapy
prescribe topical medication for skin deseases
prescribe topical medication in dermatology

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Prescribe topical therapy is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Optional skill

Prescribe topical therapy is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Aromatherapist: Aromatherapists use essential oils extracted from herbal products at the level of the interface skin and mucous membranes to improve the clients` well-being. They treat a variety of illnesses and physical or psychological conditions, under supervision and on a doctor’s order.
Complementary therapist: Complementary therapists use a range of complementary and alternative therapies to work simultaneously with the clients` body, mind, and spirit in a holistic approach. They offer practices and services for holistic wellbeing, health maintenance, health education, health promotion and prevention of illness, along with the sustainable treatment of certain illnesses, especially chronic illnesses. Their practices include but are not limited to acupuncture, aromatherapy, banotherapy, homeopathy, and herbal medicine.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022