Germ phobia strikes even people who should know better - page 6
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 carts or the doors in public... Read More
- 0Apr 18, '13 by anon456Great article!
I remember when I was in India, I had just watched a show about the TB problem in India, and right after that we went to a movie theatre. We were handed our popcorn and just as I was putting the first bite in my mouth I saw the popcorn guy cough into his hand, wipe it on his pants, and then eat a handful of popcorn out of the machine. Another time we were in a store and there was a water cooler and several stainless steel cups. The customers would just drink from the cups and put them back.
My husband, from India, has the immune system to envy. I have only ever seen him sick a few times. He will run a fever for like 24 hours, blow his nose a few times, and then recover. He has had malaria three times as a child and survived to tell about it, had chicken pox as a teenager, and breakbone fever once. You see lepers everywhere and polio is finally getting under control.
I work on a respiratory floor where we get all kinds of bugs. I made it a year without getting sick even with all the MRSA, kleb, psudamonas, parainfluenza versions, etc. Know when I got sick finally? My kid brought a cold home from school and I caught it.
- 0May 27, '13 by GrnTeaQuote from carsm3Two words: Oral sex. Feel better?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.
- 2Aug 27, '13 by GrnTeaQuote from SuzieVNJut getting a little late to catch up on this one.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
Actually, not true. Want to know what the poison control people will tell you when you call them up in a panic because your 15-month-old has picked up some dog doo from the sidewalk and put it in his mouth? I can tell you from first-hand experience (my sweet lord, that kid would eat anything...): "Wipe out his mouth, give him some water to drink, ... and try not to think about it." Honestly. Still makes me laugh to remember it.
They said that there are very few, if any, parasites or pathological bacteria that live in dogs that will set up housekeeping in people.
- 0Aug 29, '13 by GrnTeaQuote from danceyrunIt's considered wrong to ask questions, as the physician loses face and you are expected to accept the tx plan without questioning. It is common for the actual dx not to be shared c the patient or family in many settings.Maybe a strange part of the OP to focus on but in Japan docs don't tell the pts their dx?? Really??