While you alone can’t eliminate germs and odors from doctors’ offices, there are a few steps that you can take to minimize the risk of you getting sick while getting medical care: Get a flu shot before ever going into a waiting room. Flu shots can either prevent you from getting sick or greatly decrease the length and severity of flu symptoms that you have. If you can’t avoid the waiting room during flu season, then try to be smart about when you have an appointment. It’s a good idea to schedule annual appointments when the flu isn’t in your area, but if you are sick then try to go to the doctor very early in the morning or late in the day when the waiting room may not be as busy.
Avoid touching items that carry a lot of germs, such as magazines, elevator buttons, and railings. If you do touch them then make sure that you don’t touch your eyes, nose, or mouth, as this will allow bacteria and viruses to enter your body. Additionally, make sure to always wash your hands thoroughly after touching shared items. Take advantage of a “well” waiting room if your doctor provides one so that you are not surrounded by so many germs. While there is no such thing as a germ free dr./doctor office, this will limit your exposure. If necessary, use a mask or clean tissue to breathe to avoid germs in the “sick” waiting area.Consider waiting outside or in your car if the waiting room is very full. Most staff is happy to call you when the doctor is ready,especially if they have been running late. The American Academy of Pediatrics has recently updated their recommendations on how to prevent germs from spreading while you are at the doctor. Not only should staff get all recommended immunizations, but it’s important that waiting rooms have masks and sanitizer provided for patients. Additionally, doctors need to remove all plush toys from the waiting room, as these can be difficult to clean.
Everyone has to go to the doctor at some point, and following these steps will help to ensure that you do not get sick while you are there. No matter whether you need a physical, are ill, or need a sports check-up, staying healthy at the doctor can be tricky. Doctors generally see around 2,300 patients. This means that in a practice with more than one doctor that this number will increase exponentially. Primary care doctors generally see around 20 patients a day, but during flu season that number will jump dramatically, resulting in overcrowded waiting rooms and more germs in the area.Everyone has to go to the doctor at some point, and following these steps will help to ensure that you do not get sick while you are there. No matter whether you need a physical, are ill, or need a sports check-up, staying healthy at the doctor can be tricky. Doctors generally see around 2,300 patients. This means that in a practice with more than one doctor that this number will increase exponentially.
Primary care doctors generally see around 20 patients a day, but during flu season that number will jump dramatically, resulting in overcrowded waiting rooms and more germs in the area. There are some things that you can do to avoid germs when at the doctor, including: Booking an early appointment to take advantage of a clean office Not letting your child play with provided toys Avoiding magazines in the waiting room Washing your hands often and using hand sanitizer Doctors need to be concerned with how to kill bacteria and viruses in doctor’s office, but you can help to protect yourself by following these steps. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Provention) recommends washing hands with soap and water to combat C-diff, as this bacteria is unharmed by alcohol-based hand sanitizers. To avoid C-diff and other dangerous bacteria, make sure that you do not touch items in the waiting room, wash your hands regularly, and do your best to avoid going to the doctor during particularly busy times so that you can avoid contact with as many germs and as much bacteria as possible. Feel free to call Odorox Air at 888-246-7446 x 211 if you have any questions or concerns.
My husband and I recently purchased a condominium apartment which has a few severe issues. Firstly, it had yellow nicotine covered ceiling, walls and air vents. Secondly, there was extensive soiled broadloom throughout. The odor in the dwelling was a sickly combination of nicotine, animal waste, and extreme mustiness due to the animal refuse/waste.
The previous owner was a chain smoker. She resided in this 2,400 square foot, three level condominium for just over 13 years. The areas most affected by the nicotine were the kitchen, dining room and the family room. Further, the dwelling was vacant for over one year. This resulted in the nicotine, animal excrement and dirt compounding over time and spider webs and a thick layer of dust had visibly accumulated on the ceilings and walls.
We started by scrubbing every surface. The ceilings once cleaned were still yellow and the nicotine odor was still very strong. One could not spend much time there without one's eyes starting to burn and itch. We then spray painted all the ceilings with an oil based paint and subsequently painted every surface of the dwelling. Unfortunately, the nicotine odor was still quite heavy. We then removed the entire broadloom and under pad. We cleaned the cement floor with a special cement-cleaning product before installation of the new under pad and broadloom. Unfortunately, even after we completed all this, the odor was still there. Cleaning, painting and installing new broadloom throughout had still not solved the air quality issues we were facing.
The furnace and ventilation systems were a major concern. How could we clean and solve the areas we could not physically access? Along came The Boss. I had heard about the hydroxyl technology from a friend. Clearly, no matter how much we cleaned, scrubbed, painted or replaced, there was no way that anyone could reside here unless all the odor and bacteria were totally removed.
The Boss, a non-contained Hydroxyl Generator is easy to use and quiet. We ran the unit with and without the air conditioner on as we wanted the air going through the vents to eliminate the odor and bacteria there as well. We ran The Boss for a period of two to three days on each level of the three level condominium apartment. The Boss was miraculously successful in solving our air quality problem. The condominium apartment not only looked clean but also felt and smelled clean.
It was evident that even though we scrubbed, painted and replaced all the old flooring, without the help of The Boss, we would have never been able to achieve the level of clean air quality we required. The odor and bacteria were all eliminated. I can only imagine the multitude of applications this product could be used for. It is light, easy to move and is quiet to operate. Thanks to The Boss, we were able to complete our restoration.
Thanks for bringing such a great product to market!
Our neighbor smokes constantly and since the ventilation in our building isn't adequate, the smoke fills our office as well.
As a non-profit that serves pregnant women and young children, it was a constant frustration. We had even reached the point where we were going to look for new space. When John installed the two Odorox Air machines, we noticed the difference quickly. The air cleared up! Even the baby clothes we provide our clients stopped reeking of smoke! Our clients and volunteers commented on the difference. We are so grateful for these machines. They work so well and solved our problem!
Aimee Huber, Executive Director
First Choice Women's Resource Centers
Odorox hydroxyl technology destroys 99.9% of germs, bacteria, mold, mildew, voc's and viruses in the air and on porous and non-porous surfaces which can cause illness and infections. MDU/RX FDA approved and safe to use in spaces occupied by people, pets, and plants.