Doctors are obliged to treat everyone in need of help - but some patients can severely test their professionalism.

Medics have taken to secret-sharing app Whisper to reveal the daftest people they have ever treated, including a person who thought they could use insecticide spray to deal with pubic crabs, according to Daily Mail.

A person who thought it was safe to use home insecticide to deal with pubic crabs. Photo / Whisper
A person who thought it was safe to use home insecticide to deal with pubic crabs. Photo / Whisper

Other bizarre cases include a woman claiming their 100-year-old grandmother was having a period, and someone asking why the "black marks" on their arms would not come off. They turned out to be tattoos.

But others are less amusing, such a woman who thought she couldn't be pregnant because she hadn't turned 18.

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Some of the confessions are less amusing, such as that of a woman who said she could not be pregnant because she had not turned 18. Photo / Whisper
Some of the confessions are less amusing, such as that of a woman who said she could not be pregnant because she had not turned 18. Photo / Whisper
This doctor had to tell their patient off for using a catheter bag - which drains the bladder - as a water gun. Photo / Whisper
This doctor had to tell their patient off for using a catheter bag - which drains the bladder - as a water gun. Photo / Whisper
And another medic told their patient not to eat their own faeces, reminding them
And another medic told their patient not to eat their own faeces, reminding them "it is not good for you". Photo / Whisper
This doctor remembered a patient asking them to check their pulse to
This doctor remembered a patient asking them to check their pulse to "see if it's beating". Photo / Whisper
Another patient appeared to have very little knowledge of sexual health, not knowing that herpes cannot be cured outright. Photo / Whisper
Another patient appeared to have very little knowledge of sexual health, not knowing that herpes cannot be cured outright. Photo / Whisper
Lots of doctors, including this one writing on Whisper, find it frustrating when patients do not understand how antibiotics work. Photo / Whisper
Lots of doctors, including this one writing on Whisper, find it frustrating when patients do not understand how antibiotics work. Photo / Whisper
"I had one young lady come up to me and tell me her grandmother was on her period because there was blood in the toilet". However, she was 100-years-old and had hemorrhoids. Photo / Whisper
One person asked why the
One person asked why the "black marks" on their arms would not come off. They turned out to be tattoos. Photo / Whisper
Another patient asked their doctor why they were not losing weight despite having a salad with their meals, forgetting to mention they did not actually eat it. Photo / Whisper
Another patient asked their doctor why they were not losing weight despite having a salad with their meals, forgetting to mention they did not actually eat it. Photo / Whisper
This medic wrote:
This medic wrote: "There have been instances where women don't even know their own anatomy and weren't aware they don't pee out of their vagina". Photo / Whisper
This confession came from a phlebotomist, which is the name from a medical professional who takes blood samples. Photo / Whisper
This confession came from a phlebotomist, which is the name from a medical professional who takes blood samples. Photo / Whisper
Another doctor recounted a patient who screamed that they could not breathe - not realising the fact that they were making so much noise meant they probably could. Photo / Whisper
Another doctor recounted a patient who screamed that they could not breathe - not realising the fact that they were making so much noise meant they probably could. Photo / Whisper
This story came from a dentist, who had grown frustrated about people asking why their broken tooth could not just be glued back on. Photo / Whisper
This story came from a dentist, who had grown frustrated about people asking why their broken tooth could not just be glued back on. Photo / Whisper