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10 Funky Hospital Smells

Steve Berman | NursingLink


3. The morbidly obese

The biggest people seem to have the biggest odors, too. Whether it’s bed sores or all the crevices caused by rolls of fat that aren’t cleaned on a regular basis, being extremely obese isn’t just a health hazard, it’s a hygiene-killer as well. It’s not easy to keep your composure when a patient’s weight prevents them from keeping up with proper hygiene. Even Dr. Bailey had trouble keeping a straight face on Grey’s Anatomy when a spider crawled out of an obese patient.

4. Abscesses

Anything that combines the words “pus” and “infection” is bound to smell terrible. Just hearing the word abscess conjures smells of something truly rotten. Enough said.

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