Tuesday, June 9, 2009
One of my least favorite chief complaints is "rash." The other day a middle aged female told me "I think I have fleas in my bush." Trying to keep a straight face, I asked her to explain further. She states that her cats had fleas, and now her crotch itches so she is worried she had fleas down there. She said she "shaved her bush" but that it still itched. I stayed professional, had the nurse come in and chaperone the exam, and went searching for fleas. Everything looked ok to me. I told her I didn't see any fleas or other rashes, but she kept grabbing and pulling at herself to show me where she thought the fleas were. In the end...I gave her a cream and reassured her that there were no fleas.
Of course on my way out....she asked me for a month's supply of Ambien with refills b/c she couldn't sleep with all the itching. Yeah right. I wanted to tell her to get a damn flea collar.
Posted by SerenityNow at 7:28 PM