A 20-year-old woman who is an avid jogger and currently training for the LA marathon, presents to the urgent care clinic for “sunburn”. She developed pain and redness on both her arms after 3 hours of running outside today. She was recently prescribed a topical and an oral medication for acne vulgaris. She has no allergies to any medications or dietary supplements and has no other medical history. Physical examination shows confluent areas of erythema, warmth, and edema on her upper extremities that are tender to touch.
Which of the following is the most appropriate initial treatment for this patient’s condition?
- A) Oral prednisone
- B) Supportive care
- C) Topical benzoyl peroxide
- D) Cafalexin
- E) Topical silver sulfadiazine
Dr. Raj Dasgupta