Wilderness Medicine Case Study 16
You are a guide for a river company in Cataract Canyon. Two days into the five day trip the 19 year old daughter, Jessie, of one of your clients develops a rash that covers most of the sun exposed areas of her body. She lives in northern British Columbia has been wearing shorts, a jog bra and using SPF 30 sunscreen on her exposed skin. The rash is itchy, uncomfortable, and interfering with her enjoyment of the trip. Jessie is healthy with no prior history. She is taking an oral contraceptive containing estrogen-progestin.
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