Tuesday, June 16, 2009

When "TMI" is an understatement

I'm not talking about when the patient gives you unnecessary and really disgusting information about their health problems. I'm talking about the people who bring in a prescription and you immediately know it's for something nasty, and you're scrubbing down the counters and debit machine with acid whenever they leave.

You might think you're a reasonable person. You know how things work. You're not prone to bouts of hysteria. But then your head starts to itch when someone drops off a script for Ovide Lotion. Creepy crawlies abound as you pull that Permethrin Cream from the drug bay. You get a burning sensation in your loins when you see the words "Zithromax 1 gram Power Pack."

Today was the first time I saw a prescription for Albenza. There aren't many things that freak me out, but parasitic worms are completely evil and terrifying.

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