Originally Posted by PaulaSB12
When did we get so neurotic about germs and bugs? We now have viruses becoming immune to antibiotics because of the over use of them people are worried about touching a menu!!!! I have seen people on this board talking about using sanitising bombs to clean their hotel rooms before sleeping in them. We didn't become the dominant species on the planet by being neurotic lets not risk losing that for a little neurosis.
Hard not to agree with you, and you reminded me of the last time I went to the doctor. I had a viral problem (don't remember specifics, it's been too long). The doctor offered me an antibiotic, which I said no to and asked why he offered. He said that many people ask for it because it makes them feel like they got something to help. He said he never takes them. I assume he doesn't say no to the people because he could lose a patient and because they could go to another doctor to get the antibiotics anyway. It is just strange to me that someone would ask for an antibiotic for something viral, and that the doctor would say yes.