When you go into a doctor’s office the last thing on your mind is definitely not how clean the floors are there. But, according to some recent research, the floors at a doctor’s office are filled with bacteria and be dangerous to you or your child. Now you might be thinking you would never directly touch the floor, but other people, patients, nurses, doctors are in contact with things that do touch the floors.
Now when you take that into consideration you should start thinking about how you can avoid those germs. Try to have as less contact as possible with not only the floors there but also things that touch the floor, like shoes, socks and especially wheelchair wheels. By doing that and washing your hands often you can reduce the chance of getting an infection and spreading it to others, make sure to teach that to your children.
Keeping safe in a doctor’s office
Now let’s go into a bit more detail as to how to keep safe in there. When taking your kid to a doctor’s office there’s a couple of things you need to keep in mind keep safe. First, you need to know that even if you don’t get infected after touching germy surfaces you can still spread those same infections to others, especially kids. You don’t want to do anything that would jeopardize a kids livelihood.
So let’s look at some things you can do to keep safe in a doctor’s office.
You should try to clean your hands with soap and water or if you can find something that’s alcohol-based as you enter or exit a room, after coming into contact with a patient and especially after using a bathroom.
You should avoid coming into contact with patients altogether or at least limit how much you touch them.
Make sure you wash your hands thoroughly and try not to touch sinks and faucets when you’re done with washing them.
Also always be certain to completely dry your hands after washing them with soap and water.
Be sure to watch over your kids so that they don’t end up touching the floor with their hands, I know it sounds silly but asks any parent.
How to really keep safe from all those germs
Now that you’ve seen all the things you need to go through and all the things you need to do to keep safe at a doctor’s office, and especially to keep your kids safe from all those germs, we can tell you a much easier way to keep safe. Why would you even want to go to a doctor’s office with all those risks present, and you’re probably going to end up waiting for at least an hour to two at a doctor’s office and you can wait up to 4 hours at an emergency room. A much better alternative to that is visiting yourdoctors.online where you can find a doctor to chat online with at any time of the day or night.
All in all, I think you can see what the better thing to do is.