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Are the germs in the hospital worse than outside?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Sicker people are in hospitals, germs tend to develop more resistant to antibiotics, antiviral meds.
Sometimes we need to be admited, and we'll try to get you asap

In brief: Yes

Sicker people are in hospitals, germs tend to develop more resistant to antibiotics, antiviral meds.
Sometimes we need to be admited, and we'll try to get you asap
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Generally yes

Infections requiring hospitalization or occurring in hospitals tend to require more powerful antibiotics, antifungals, & antivirals.
Germs developing resistance to these high-powered antimicrobials are more difficult to deal with than the average germs found outside hospitals. That's why some patients are in isolation & precautions are taken by staff entering rooms—to prevent spread of infxn.

In brief: Generally yes

Infections requiring hospitalization or occurring in hospitals tend to require more powerful antibiotics, antifungals, & antivirals.
Germs developing resistance to these high-powered antimicrobials are more difficult to deal with than the average germs found outside hospitals. That's why some patients are in isolation & precautions are taken by staff entering rooms—to prevent spread of infxn.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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