TSK: She just came in for “eye infection”
Cranquis: So did anything happen to your eye before it turned red and itchy?
40-something female patient: NO IT’S NOT INJURED, IT’S JUST INFECTED.
Cranquis: Ok. Have you been around anyone with pink eye lately?
Patient: NO BUT WHEN I WOKE UP YESTERDAY MY CAT WAS LICKING MY EYE.
Cranquis glances at the chart – ‘ALLERGY: Cats’
Patient: SO I KNEW MY CAT WAS GOING TO INFECT MY EYE, AND I TOOK SOME OF MY BOYFRIEND’S ANTIBIOTIC PILLS BUT THOSE WEREN’T STRONG ENOUGH BECAUSE THE INFECTION IS SPREADING, LOOK!
Patient lifts shirt to reveal hives on torso
Cranquis glances at the chart – ‘ALLERGY: Bactrim’
Cranquis: Were the antibiotics called Bactrim?
Patient: HOW DID YOU KNOW THAT?