Had a rather heated discussion a couple of years ago about the difference between allergies and adverse medication reactions, so when patients tell me about strange allergies to medications, most of the time I just smile and move on.
But … while reading through a patient’s typewritten two page list of allergies in a recent emergency department visit, I did come across two allergies that I had never seen before.
Allergy: Colonoscopies. Reaction: Hives
Allergy: Antihistamines. Reaction: Makes breast implants shrink.
There has to be a scholarly paper somewhere in there.