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Bulletin from Nurse (Practitioner) School:

On the list of differentials for 'persistent cough': foreign body lodged in ear canal.

Who needs comedy when you have diagnostics?

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estheruth
Oct. 7th, 2008 07:33 pm (UTC)
If you think that's funny, wait till you get to the RFOs.
pepperedmoth
Oct. 9th, 2008 01:10 am (UTC)
RFOs?
estheruth
Oct. 9th, 2008 03:04 am (UTC)
rectal foreign objects
pepperedmoth
Oct. 9th, 2008 12:36 pm (UTC)
DEAR GOD.
mekoveya
Oct. 8th, 2008 09:55 pm (UTC)
Have you never had a tickle in your ear that made you cough?
pepperedmoth
Oct. 9th, 2008 01:11 am (UTC)
Oh, yeah, and that's why it's on the list. Tickles in ear CAN trigger the cough reflex. It's just . . . sandwiched in between tuberculosis and chronic heart failure, I find it HILARIOUS.
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