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10 Funky Hospital Smells

Steve Berman | NursingLink


5. Gangrenous body parts

The rotting meat smell that arises when someone is about to lose a limb due to gangrene (or infection) is absolutely terrible, not to mention tragic for the patient too.

6. Pseudomonas

These bacteria that are commonly found in water and soil favors moist areas, which is a pretty common characteristic of smelly things when you think about it. If you’ve ever worked in a hospital, you’ve probably come in contact with an infection caused by this bacteria in one form or another, and smelled the nasty results.

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    over 2 years ago


    In the hospital you can find many strange smells. You`ll think it`s funny but I like how it smells in the dentists medical cabinets. I take care of my teeth health and I searched a lot for dentists New Hampshire cabinets until I found one good enough.

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    about 3 years ago


    I just hate hospital smells and the garbage smell, in fact I don't know which one I hate the most. Thank God that our local rubbish removal NJ service is functioning properly and we don't have to deal with old garbage disposed improperly. As for the hospital smells, they always give me shivers, they make hospitals even more unpleasant.

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    about 3 years ago


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  • Nurse-jackie-showtime_max50


    about 3 years ago


    I remember the day when I took in the air of a hospital as a medical student for the first time, it turned my stomach. It was routine to admit medical students in the ICU for all purposes, as the wards were too grubby. Within a minute of entering the ICU I felt sick. Smells have a way of bringing back memories associated with them in an extremely vivid fashion. My mind got flooded with images of various times when my mother was hospitalized for Phentermine abuse. I felt so giddy, I had to step out and leave without visiting. Over the years I have got accustomed to ‘Hospital smells’ of all sorts. No issues there.

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    over 3 years ago


    obviously when this article reffers to morbid obesity its not the little chart in the doctors office obese, its the "i need a cattle scale to way myself" obese

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    over 3 years ago


    This little article seems a bit harsh.

  • Keith_shauna1_max50


    over 3 years ago


    I am considered "morbidly obese" and I don't stink! :(

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