One patient I had recently claimed to be allergic to epinephrine because it caused a fast heart rate.
Jul 14, '04
I ask patient "Do you have any allergies?"
Patient replies "No"
Later patient asks, "Don't you want to know if I'm allergic to anything?"
I reply, puzzled, " I thought you said you had no allergies."
Patient says, "I don't. But I'm allergic to 'insert drug name '."
Believe it or not, this actually happened more than once.
Once when a patient told me her allergy was 'hay fever', I replied with "Well, I'll be sure we don't bring you any hay."
Last edit by jemb on Jul 14, '04