Sunday, 8 February 2015



Awkward moment with a patient on Friday. He had come in with a strange looking rash on his hands and face. It was strange looking and I wasn't too sure what it was, and told him it might be a non-specific viral rash and I wanted to get one of my seniors to look at it. He replied that he thought it was hand, foot and mouth disease after searching on the internet. I assured him that this was rare in adults, and went off to ask one of the GP partners to have a look. 

A cursory glance later, the GP told the patient that it was definitely hand, foot and mouth, a viral infection which will resolve itself, and isn't anything to worry about and left. The patient gave me a look of scorn and then followed the partner out of the door

I guess that makes us 1-1 Dr Google...

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