Allergic to Swimming? We’re in the dog days of August and summer continues to hold on. What better way is there to relax than in your nice, cool pool? Unless you’re allergic to it, of course.
I had a patient this summer who developed an itchy rash all over. He thought it might be due to his pool, but insisted that he kept it immaculately clean. Ironically, that might have been the trouble.
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*This blog post was originally published at The Dermatology Blog*
From an old HS buddy (also a Navy Man) now in healthcare:
Texas law makes almost any item with a doctors prescription exempt from
(most details at : RULE §3.284 Drugs, Medicines, Medical Equipment, and
Devices (Tax Code §151.313) Item 11 is the sort of catch all.
What is most odd item you have been asked for a prescription for purely for
Sellers of the Select Comfort beds, and hot tub/spa dealers are very aware
of this law. Presciption needed for bed, letter and presciption needed for
Oddest request received at clinic where I work: one for in ground pool,
heated and deep enough for water aerobics.
While I don’t notice it on that list, food for helper animals is exempt
from sales tax.
Interesting also, repair parts for devices are exempt, but not
*improvements*. If you replace like for like wheel on a walker, it is tax
free. Replace with improved wheel-taxable.
I’ve never been asked to write a prescription for anything like that in the ED, but I’d be willing to bet my office-based colleagues have. Care to share?
*This blog post was originally published at GruntDoc*