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Germ phobia strikes even people who should know better - page 2

Someone who was very worried of being "exposed to things" at work posted recently; there were several follow-up posts on being afraid of things outside the hospital, not wanting to touch the shopping... Read More

  1. Visit  lovinlife11 profile page
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    My son came home with a note from preschool about an outbreak of scarlet fever. Things like germy kids bother me, especially when it comes to exposing my own kids. I could never be a peds nurse, god bless people that can.
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  2. Visit  SuzieVN profile page
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    Quote from carsm3
    Gosh, I used to be a germ freak to the fullest. I'm talking cleaning everything with PURE bleach. I have calmed down a lot with the whole germ thing. I have major anxiety about vomiting, but I am dealing with it much better then I did in the past. Now I eat without washing, kiss the dog,
    OK, then I won't tell you where I saw a dog's mouth today on my way to the gym. Or what that dog's mouth was eating. I won't.
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  3. Visit  amoLucia profile page
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    Am I the only one out here or are there others who also remember when Universal Precautions was developed it was for the protection of STAFF against pts' possible blood-borne pathogens. Everything is gloves today! I wish I had the forethought to buy stock years ago in glove manufacturers!!!
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  4. Visit  carsm3 profile page
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    Oh I know they are DISGUSTING! When he licks his behind I try to stay clear for awhile. I don't buy it that dogs mouths are cleaner than humans. They lick their privates for crying out loud! I guess my love for the little guy just outweighs how disgusting he is.
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  5. Visit  carsm3 profile page
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    lovinlife11, kids are precious but gosh they are like little viruses scurrying around! I used to be a preschool teacher. Room full of 2 year olds all picking noses, sneezing, licking toys, and sometimes each other lol. I guess that's why we try and teach hand hygiene at an early age. Either way, unless things are cleaned properly and very frequently there is bound to be a cold or tummy bug running around somewhere in a daycare!
  6. Visit  wooh profile page
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    I love the people that freak out about handwashing after using a public toilet. So you wash your hands, then stick them under the hand dryer. Which has just sucked up all the bathroom germs, heated them up, and now blown them back onto your hands. Not just the ones from the toilet paper and the stall door. The ones from off the floor, where a toilet overflowed. Sucked up, HEATED UP, and blown straight onto your hands.
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  7. Visit  SuzieVN profile page
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    Quote from carsm3
    Oh I know they are DISGUSTING! When he licks his behind I try to stay clear for awhile. I don't buy it that dogs mouths are cleaner than humans. They lick their privates for crying out loud! I guess my love for the little guy just outweighs how disgusting he is.
    Licking privates is not what I meant to infer- eating feces, yes. What amount of time needs to pass after that, before a dog licks your face? I don't care to know. The reason it's illegal, usually, not to clean up after a dog (versus a horse) is that dog feces spread disease that affects humans. Kiss and lick away~ xoxoxo
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  8. Visit  SuzieVN profile page
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    Quote from wooh
    I love the people that freak out about handwashing after using a public toilet. So you wash your hands, then stick them under the hand dryer. Which has just sucked up all the bathroom germs, heated them up, and now blown them back onto your hands. Not just the ones from the toilet paper and the stall door. The ones from off the floor, where a toilet overflowed. Sucked up, HEATED UP, and blown straight onto your hands.
    Good points, but: If you are in a public restroom, and you can smell stool- that means you are actually inhaling it. As for the dryers- yes, again, correct- but better than to be constantly rubbing your hands raw with paper towels, which lets the 'coodies' enter your skin. And places with dryers usually don't have doors to exit, they have open walkways, so you don't clean your hands, and then dirty them right away by touching door handles?
  9. Visit  Gold_SJ profile page
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    Love this as it's so true! Constant use of alcohol handwashes/chemicals kill majority of germs and let the few survivors potentially become super bugs. Protecting children completely from the surrounding environment as pointed out doesn't let them build a great immunity. Reasonable cleanliness makes sense and is important in the hospital system for obvious reasons but this method of destroying all pathogens in the home, supermarkets, schools I think might be doing more harm than good.
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  10. Visit  madwife2002 profile page
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    Love your article and your perspective on 'germs' I know my article provoked thoughts about this, so number 1 I am pleased that I caused you to think and write your article and number 2 I have to say although in true life I am not germaphobic believe me I live on a farm and you can only imagine the amount of poop I see at home, I do not want to see people blowing their nose and wiping a table with the same cloth-that does gross me out LOL
    Nor do I watch what is going on in restaurants, my mother tells a story about my father-he was a chef and if he ate out he demanded to see the kitchen before he would eat there!
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  11. Visit  morte profile page
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    best antivacine story I've seen!
  12. Visit  amygarside profile page
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    Nice article!
  13. Visit  nrsang97 profile page
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    Quote from morte
    best antivacine story I've seen!
    I don't think this is antivaccine. Just a friendly reminder that there are germs everywhere and we also have normal flora in our bodies and on our skin.


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