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Re: today....Judy---

We now have signs and handouts throughout the hospital, clinics and even 
all the schools regarding coughing into your elbow crook instead of your 
hands.  The kids are learning it fast- I bet it will become the norm in 
the future, just like everyone automatically puts on a seatbelt now.


Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center wrote:

>Melody, as a nurse I am sure you know better about such things than I do,
>but I get pretty disgusted with people who don't cover their mouths when
>they cough.  You are right - the germs go right to their hands and then they
>spread the germs by touching things.  However, I can behave defensively
>against such actions, but I cannot control what people spew into the air.
>Plus, it's just plain disgusting.  And the elbow? yeah, try it.  Looks like
>you're sniffing your armpit to see if your deodorant is working.  uh-uh.
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Melody " <mhobertm@excite.com>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2005 1:12 AM
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] today....Judy---
>>This is also the reason I have such a problem with the proliferation of
>>antibacterial soaps and/or products with antibacterial agents embedded
>>in them...by constant use of these antibacterial products we are
>>actually weakening our immune systems, throwing out the good bacteria
>>that protect us while not necessarily killing off the really bad
>>bacteria that harm us. Just plain old soap and water for handwashing
>>along with vigorous mechanical scrubbing when you wash is enough for
>>most folks with healthy immune systems. Also, we really, really need to
>>stop using our hands to cover our mouths and noses when we sneeze or
>>cough...coughing/sneezing into the crook of your elbow or turning your
>>head away from folks is much preferable...this way the bacteria do not
>>end up on your hands where they are then passed on to everything and
>>everyone you touch.
>>Hills, IA  zone 5
>> --- On Sun 06/12, Judy Browning < judybrowning@lewiston.com > wrote:
>>From: Judy Browning [mailto: judybrowning@lewiston.com]
>>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2005 19:12:39 -0000
>>Subject: Re: [CHAT] today....Judy---
>>Both actually. You can cause resistance in your own population, then
>>pass it<br>along to someone else through casual contact. My hand to
>>money, a doorknob,<br>or shopping cart to your hand for instance. An
>>elderly lady I knew claimed<br>she and her husband never got colds.
>>Their secret: Whenever returning home,<br>they immediately washed their
>>hands. Didn't take off their coats or touch<br>anything inside until
>>they washed their hands. If they had been shopping,<br>they washed again
>>after putting their purchases away.<br>Our bodies are protected by skin
>>that is very resistant to bacteria. Mucus<br>membranes in the eyes mouth
>>& other orifices is not. Most infection enter<br>the body through a
>>mucus membrane. Puncture wounds are dangerous because<br>they carry
>>foreign material through the skin. Immune system tends to<br>incapsulate
>>stuff like that, making a warm dark moist area for bacteria to<br>grow
>>ie abcess.<br>Some of the more toxic antibiotics can kill all of your
>>flora,<br>beneficial & not. When you get diarrhea from an antibiotic,
>>that's the<br>cause. The good bugs are gone too. Taking a little
>>buttermilk or yogurt a<br>couple of hours after a dose can repopulate
>>with a benefical lactobacillus.<br>I doubt you were totally sterile
>>inside. But there was probably very little<br>left.<br>----- Original
>>Message -----<br>From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net><br>To:
>><gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent: Monday, June 13, 2005 1:44 AM<br>Subject:
>>RE: [CHAT] today....Judy---<br><br><br>> So Judy-<br>><br>> You are
>>saying it is within a person, rather than a NEW bacteria we
>>have<br>to<br>> worry about?<br>><br>> I know a few years ago when my
>>system was whacked and I was always ill,<br>they<br>> gave me an orange
>>powder to mix with water. The nastiest stuff I ever<br>> tasted. I
>>didn't believe it at the time, but they claimed this was
>>going<br>to<br>> remove all bacteria and fungus from my system,
>>unfortunately good and bad<br>> types. I did get
>>better a week later, but still am not buying it did that.<br>><br>>
>>Donna<br>><br>><br>> > Chris, this is a soapbox invitation I can't
>>resist. Get ready<br>> > Resistant bacteria are getting more problematic
>>each year. Part of the<br>> > problem is the widespread use of
>>antibiotics! Especially with folks who<br>> > "save" a few pills from
>>their prescription & self medicate the next<br>time.<br>> > 1st course
>>of medication leaves a few of the most resistant germs, which<br>> >
>>then are the ones to multiply. When they next get a cold & take the
>>last<br>> > few, they expose more bacteria to the antibiotic without
>>killing them<br>and<br>> > build even more resistance in the "normal"
>>bacteria we all host.<br>> > I won't get started on physicians who
>>prescribe antibiotics for viral<br>> > infections, talk about
>>malpractice.<br>> > Then there is a woeful lack of handwashing in the
>>general public and<br>most<br>> > professions.<br>> > OK getting down
>>off the box.<br>> > too true
>>about the tetanus injection. That was something the ER
>>staff<br>made<br>> > sure of too.<br>> > Judy B<br>> > Z 6
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