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.
9 months ago