What freaks you out? - page 35

Okay, people. It's time for a nice, fun, light-hearted discussion to blow off some steam. WHAT FREAKS YOU OUT? What bodily fluid can't you STAND? What wound gives you the absolute WILLIES? ... Read More

  1. by   misti_z
    They is very small compared to something that we are talking about, but I gag when I have a pt who chews their pills. Especially tylenol. That has to taste soooooooooooo nasty.
  2. by   Sami*RN
    Rotten crotch smell is the worst!!
  3. by   stevierae
    One word: SMEGMA.
  4. by   NICUNURSE
    Originally posted by dawngloves
    I have a feeling the winner will be mucus. Gagging just thinking about it. I've seen 20 year veterans turn their heads while suctioning a trach! The noise alone! Slurrpp!
    Wow, I couldn't have said it better myself!!! Working in OB as a CNA, I had a patient pass a clot as big as a cantelope. Not much grosses me out, but that one got me.
  5. by   dharma143
    the worst for me are spiders that find their way into the ltc that i work in. there haven't been many & that's why i'm still there!!!
  6. by   toronto rn
    Taking off socks is always a risky undertaking with street people, but my worst experience was taking off a homeless diabetic's socks and having his toes come off with the socks. ahhhgggg
    Last edit by toronto rn on Jul 19, '02
  7. by   Flo1216
    Last night in ICU there was a HUGE coakroach. It was dead, but still. I don't like the idea that there was a coakroach in our ICU.
  8. by   RNConnieF
    Trach suctioning, strange for a CC nurse! I also don't do eye surgery well.
  9. by   sandigapeachlpn
    surgical procedures! when i was an office nurse i had to assist the family doc's with sutures, i&d's, skin lesion removals, cryo for plantar's warts.... but the thing that got to me the most was the toenail removals, watching them inject the toes with lidocaine and cut right straight down the middle with a scapel, then peel off the halves of the nail in strips. the local never quite deadened the toes all the way. hence the patient would be coming off the table and breaking my hand while i gave support. seeing anyone in that much pain makes me want to pass out. give me my clean post op incisions anyday!!!!
  10. by   adrienurse
    I also have a problem with mouth care. Especially if there is a lot of decay. I cannot understand what makes people want to be dentists. Yuck!
  11. by   stressedlpn
    The only thing that really grosses me out is GI bleeds I can't stand the smell. The other thing is the smell of a near terminal CA pt.
  12. by   nascargirl381
    I have to things that really gross me out is neuro breath (doing mouth care with patients with neuro breath) and artificial eyes I had a patient when I first statred nursing who's eye would fall out and she always came to me to put it back in

    YUCK!!!!
  13. by   Nurse Ratched
    Gonna have to add "penises that look like split hot dog buns" to the list now!

    What is neuro breath?

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