Is your doc wearing a toilet seat around his neck?
He'll tell you to wash your hands while reciting the A,B,C's. He wants you to sneeze into your elbow, not your hands. He's practically got you running around town in a radiation suit and a surgical mask swiping every surface you touch with a disinfecting wipe.
Your doc has a million and one suggestions to keep you safe from the germs that surround us. Too bad he doesn't follow his own advice.
Because at the start of every appointment, before he takes your blood pressure or shines that light in your ears, your doctor may be rubbing fecal matter, MRSA, and every other dangerous bacteria known to mankind all over your back and chest.
And he's been doing it for years!
A new Swiss study found that your doc's trusty stethoscope is likely to be filthier than a hobo's shoes! Turns out after he examines that sweating, morbidly obese guy with the oozing sores in the next room, he may not even bother disinfecting his stethoscope before he plops it down on your flesh.
In fact, researchers found that most stethoscopes were carrying more dangerous germs than doctors' hands! It's no wonder you have trouble taking deep breaths once that filth factory is pressed against your skin.
The next time you're getting a check-up, make sure you give your doc a taste of his own medicine. Before he presses that cold stethoscope to your skin, give him a warm dose of reality -- suggest he grab a disinfecting wipe and clean it up.