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How to protect yourself from deadly bacteria in hospitals doctor and dentist office
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http://fox8.com/2015/02/26/cdc-investiga...s-offices/

This is a current deadly issue involving CDC and they are investigating if this deadly bacteria is on chairs and examining tables in doctor and dentist office. This article also tells you things to do and ask when going to a doctor or dentist office.

I got sick in November and went to a doctor in December because I was not getting better from the treatment received in November. That doctor's office prescribed antibiotic which made me sick so I quit taking it after a few days. I am glad that I did and I recovered from being sick. It is doubtful the antibiotic would have helped with what I had anyway and rest, fluids seemed to do the trick over time. Too many practitioners are read to write that script for antibiotics rather than really treat what is in front of them. Same office and I mentioned that my leg looked puffy and I was told, yep, it does and that was it. Nothing about what to do about it, etc. The physical consisted of asking a whole lot of questions, some that were repeated, listening to my heart and sending me out the door with an order for lab work and fecal samples. Not the kind of physical I have gotten annually before. Pretty lousy as far as I am concerned.
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(02-27-2015, 12:10 PM)me50 Wrote: http://fox8.com/2015/02/26/cdc-investiga...s-offices/

This is a current deadly issue involving CDC and they are investigating if this deadly bacteria is on chairs and examining tables in doctor and dentist office. This article also tells you things to do and ask when going to a doctor or dentist office.

I got sick in November and went to a doctor in December because I was not getting better from the treatment received in November. That doctor's office prescribed antibiotic which made me sick so I quit taking it after a few days. I am glad that I did and I recovered from being sick. It is doubtful the antibiotic would have helped with what I had anyway and rest, fluids seemed to do the trick over time. Too many practitioners are read to write that script for antibiotics rather than really treat what is in front of them. Same office and I mentioned that my leg looked puffy and I was told, yep, it does and that was it. Nothing about what to do about it, etc. The physical consisted of asking a whole lot of questions, some that were repeated, listening to my heart and sending me out the door with an order for lab work and fecal samples. Not the kind of physical I have gotten annually before. Pretty lousy as far as I am concerned.

Hi Me50,
Thanks for posting article. UGH, I live in Ohio, but am sure the problem is more widespread. I always carry with me a small bottle of hand sanitizer whenever I'm at the Doctors office. Unsure
The worse place is having to be in a hospital for a few days. That will really open yours eyes up as to how "unclean" it is.
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(02-27-2015, 05:34 PM)OpalRose Wrote: I always carry with me a small bottle of hand sanitizer whenever I'm at the Doctors office. Unsure

CDC reported that the strain of bacteria currently causing problems is not affected by hand sanitizer and they are recommending that a patient wash their hands prior to leaving the medical office.
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(02-27-2015, 06:32 PM)sgearhart Wrote:
(02-27-2015, 05:34 PM)OpalRose Wrote: I always carry with me a small bottle of hand sanitizer whenever I'm at the Doctors office. Unsure

CDC reported that the strain of bacteria currently causing problems is not affected by hand sanitizer and they are recommending that a patient wash their hands prior to leaving the medical office.

Good point. I think I read somewhere that a good soap and water wash works better than the waterless hand sanitizers anyway.
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