Cuticura is very much needed in our hospitals
Using antibacterial products never used to be part of my usual routine but that all changed once I became a regular visitor to our nations hospitals!
Using antibacterial products never used to be part of my usual routine but that all changed once I became a regular visitor to our nations hospitals! Its also certainly not something I thought I would be writing about on Dolly rouge but when a press release popped in from Cuticura last month I knew I had to share some experiences with you and why I recommend that everyone carry around some anti bacterial hand serum!
I was reminded just why I now permanently carry a small tube of anti-bac serum during my last visit to Holles Street. After I had checked in for my appointment I made my way to the toilets, my file in arms, to collect a urine sample as is the norm. I got to the ladies loo and what awaited me was awful. The toilet floor and the seat was covered in pools of urine, water from the sinks and god knows what else. I could have collected a number of peoples urine! Not only was that not bad enough but whilst I tried to hover precariously over the toilet seat I dropped my flipping file! Dropped it right into the puddles of wee :( To say I was annoyed was an understatement and usually I would be the first to complain to a member of staff however on the day in question I was tired, head-achy and all I wanted to do was sit down. Making my way out of the loo was like a scene from Mission Impossible; I opened the door with tissue, closed it with elbows all the whilst trying not to touch ANY of the filthy surfaces. I made my way (traumatised to say the least) back to himself in the waiting room and pulled out my trusty Cuticura serum and proceeded to disinfect my hands and arms. I just hope its not a reflection on the wards themselves!
Another hospital another traumatic hygiene experience: back last September I had the pleasure of being an in-patient in Naas General Hospital. After three nights I managed to get a private room however my MOTHER had to actually clean the room herself before I could settle. The bathroom had another patients bloody gown left in the bin and the sink in the shower was clogged with hair. Again that week my trusty little bottle of anti-bac serum came to the rescue!
Cuticura were kind enough to send me their complete range so I am stocked up and ready to go for all my future hospital appointments!
From the brand itself:
If you’re on the go and can’t get soap and water to clean your hands (or don’t want to touch the grimy sinks!) these little lifesavers are a must for your handbag, the Cuticura Anti Bacterial Hand Serum will prevent your hands from reinfection for up to 8 hours with exclusive Advanced Anti Bacterial Technology and creating an invisible soft-skin glove, giving you the longest ever protection for your hands. Alternatively try the convenient Cuticura Anti Bacterial Hand Wipes.
Some handy tips to remember when visiting hospitals or waiting rooms
• Always wash your hands or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer before and after you visit a doctor’s office.
• If you read a public magazine, avoid touching your face and wash your hands immediately after
• Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
• Routinely dispose of magazines in waiting rooms and your home.
So what do you guys think? Am I being a bit ocd or do you too carry an anti-bac serum in your handbag?