Monday, June 28, 2004
Phone Call of the Day
I got a message that "Patient called with allergy question."
OK. Here is what she said: "I have an allergy to cats but I'm about to get one. What can I take?"
Lady, don't get the freaking cat!
Oh, wait. No, that was my fantasy reply. What I actually recommended was for her to try over-the-counter Claritin and keep the cat out of the bedroom.
Nothing against cats, but if you're allergic no medication works as well as avoiding the allergen in the first place.