I had a bad reaction to a spray tanning lotion and went in to get Rx strength hydrocortizone cream. When I came in, I had been scratching more than I should have and a few spots of the rash had become inflamed. As Dr. Griffin was examining my arm she says to me, "These look like bug bites." To which I replied, "No, these are not bug bites. You see, my friend and I used the same tanning oil at the same time and got the same reaction." Dr. Griffin took offense to my forward reply and responded, "I have fourteen years experience, I think I know what I'm talking about." She then scraped more than enough skin to view under her microscope. She left the room with the sample and then returned informing me that I had scabies...I was shocked- and embarrassed- I apologized for not trusting her judgment and left the office with some informational brochures and prescription forms. Once home I began to research scabies. After a while, I realized that my symptoms behaved nothing like those of a scabies patient. No marks around the creases of my skin, and the rash I had looked nothing like any of the photos. Out of suspicion for Dr. Griffin's integrity, I sought a second opinion. The second doctor told me that I must of have had a bad reaction to a lotion or cream and asked specifically if I had used Banana Boat tanning spray. Dr. Babcock then prescribed an Rx strength hydrocortizone cream. The rash cleared completely after just two days, and I haven't seen a sign of it since (4 mo. later).
Posted: 11/29/2010 • Link to this review
Georgetown University School Of Medicine 1998