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A nurse at a dermatology clinic is instructing the patient on risk factors for skin disorders. Which of the following should be included?

Explanation

• Risk factors for skin disorders include exposure to chemicals/radiation/sun, corticosteroid use, cosmetics and harsh soap, infection, nutritional deficiencies, poor hygiene, and emotional stress

• Intense exercise does not increase the risk of skin disorders

• Diabetes may complicate healing but is not a risk factor for developing a skin disorder

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