Antibiotic Resistance Fact Sheet

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by susiestar, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    I know we are all somewhat concerned about the possible swine flu epidemic/pandemic. I found a fact sheet about antibiotic resistance (won't help swine flu but will help with any secondary infections) at the FCIC.

    Here is a link to it. It is easily printable, and is also available in PDF format.
  2. Star*

    Star* call 911

    Thanks Susie*

    ALthough I have to disagree with the don't rely on germicidals and washing your hands thing - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) light says

    Seriously - show of hands

    HOW MANY OF YOU USE the wipes at the grocery store BEFORE you touch the cart?
  3. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Star...I never even noticed those wipes at the grocery store until someone here mentioned No I dont use them. I am not a germaphobe. I know I should be but I forget. I do wash my hands in the potty but so many dont have paper towels anymore so that negates the whole concept of turning off the sink with a towel. I probably wouldnt do it Besides that, you just touch the door on your way out!
  4. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Thanks for posting this Susie.
    I think doctors need to review their prescribing guidelines. I`ve seen too many who`ll just hand out antibiotics before they`re even sure whether the illness is bacterial or viral.

    I don`t use the grocery store wipes because I`m reluctant to touch the dispenser. Same reason I`ve learned how to open doors with my elbows and feet, know where all of the automated public loos are, and have perfected the art of...erm (too much information warning)...hovering.

  5. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    I usually keep on my gloves during the cold weather, otherwise I wipe it down.