About: University Hospital (Coventry) University Hospital (Coventry) Coventry CV2 2DX
Posted by Disappointed.
I've been in touch with dermatology over the last year or so. Visits must be nearly double figures. We have been discussing the same subject over and over and getting no where fast. The doctor decided, after prescribing several failed treatments which had no real effect and ordering a very painful skin biopsy, that the only option to treat was to prescribe an anti-psychotic medication. How this can be the solution to treat a skin rash is beyond comprehension. As she isn't a psychologist, I'm at a loss as to how she can be allowed to recommend this type of treatment to a patient? If you haven't a clue, admit it, don't rely on asking a patient to take a totally unsuitable medication and then discharge them when they 'refuse treatment'. A huge waste of my time and NHS resources. Please, in future, if you have not got an answer, just say so and allow the patient to move on and find someone qualified to diagnose. Lame diversionary tactics only helps to spend an already overstretch budget and alienate the public.