Don't mention hair of the dog

19th January 2001 at 00:00
A primary parent arrived to ask the school staff to administer her child's medicine for headaches. An anonymous bottle was produced.

The head explained that a pharmacist's label must be on the container so that the contents and dosage are clear. The mother said ther was no problem - she always gave double the dose to make sure it worked.

Further enquiries elicited that the bottle had been for the dog's shampoo.

The school was left to assume that if the child frothed at the mouth, that would not indicate rabies.

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