Hey friends! I have had an increasingly more annoying ear infection lately and finally went to see an ear, nose and throat doc about it. After examining three patients in front of me and not washing his hands or disinfecting anything between shoving his hands into potentially sick people’s ears and mouths, it was my turn.
I was hardly polite in asking him to wash his hands before coming near me, and was even less polite when he splashed some water on them and then dried them off with a paper towel before trying to come towards me again. His response to “你不用用肥皂嗎？” Was “不用” and his response to “為什麼” was “因為不用”.
Besides clearly never being taught about germ theory in medical school or any care about common beyond common sense during a pandemic, I was given a drug that is listed as “HPS 650 mg” on the prescription sheet.
As I’ve been given a lot of WTF shit from docs before, from blood thickeners to counteract the blood thinners they gave me for a cold to acid reducers with road rash, I looked up what “HPS” was, and the only thing I could find said “FOR VETERINARY USE ONLY” (“in healthy swine”). Which has me wondering where the hell any doctor’s office would be getting said drugs or what other drug this HPS 650 mg might be that is somehow special for Taiwan.
I did call them (the doc office) and ask what HPS is and they basically told me to shut up and take the drugs or don’t. Hardly boosting my trust.
Anyone know what this “HPS 650 mg” might be? It’s a long green tablet with a sort of cursive “R” looking thing.