Quote from keylimesqueez
When I worked in a dental clinic I had a patient tell me she was allergic to Benadryl bc it made her sleepy ...
This.....and the epi, and allergic to lantus because "It made my sugar drop", benedryl "made me sleepy", albuterol inhaler "made me feel shaky", strong plastic tape "rips my skin off", Ibuprofen/asa "hurt my stomach". Oh I love it when they say they are allergic to asa but they take it daily.
Sorry, had to vent a bit. I hear all of these daily. Tape, I understand: many elderly patients have super thin skin so we use paper tape instead of the strong plastic tape.
I don't like to take benedryl because I get a dry mouth and cotton throat but the time my throat was closing up when I discovered I was allergic to dogs, benedryl was my best friend.