Quote from OldDude
I don't mind teeth but I will gag if I get a nose full of funky, undigested food, unbrushed teeth, bad breath. One smell and I hold my breath but if I can't hold it long enough and take a second inhalation, I'm losing it.
Also dog poop...give me any variation of human poop, no big deal, but dog poop
I hear you. Once, I had a fellow in isolation. He was an elderly gentleman who didn't say much. He had had a stroke but also had MRSA, and he was not given appropriate dental care.
I had had enough of that so I grabbed some suction equipment, tooth paste, and several toothbrushes and coaxed him into allowing me to really clean his teeth. It took about 45 minutes, and he did help.
The docs all dreaded coming in to see him previous because in addition to having to gown etc, they had to deal with his breath and awful mouth.
We had just wrapped up when this young doc came in looking apprehensive. He noticed my patients' clean mouth and fresh breath and stated: "Wow, you do good work!"
I have to admit I was pleased with the results and I think the patient was too, but up until we tackled that project of oral care, it made me sick too. Poor guy.