Saturday, May 28, 2005

Don't shave your PUBS!!

Following the last 2 posts I must now relate a case and thus the admonition.
A large woman treated on 2 occasions at a local er, on the 3rd visit was found to have cellulitis of her entire mons--extending into abd. and lt. leg. She had no pubic hair(didn't ask about underwear). She spent a week in hospital. Knowing that most ID specialists reccommend clipping rather than shaving prior to surgery(microcuts lead to infections), I have concluded that the current "fashion" of pubic hair removal and the epidemic of MRSA are combining to cause us more trouble. I have polled 3 ID people and they all agree--that if the hair must go---clip don't shave.

posted by joe @ 5/28/2005 05:32:00 PM   6 comments

6 Comments:

At 5:44 AM, Blogger Clay said...

I think BB told me once that he just uses Nair.

 
At 6:29 AM, Blogger joe said...

That is certainly acceptable. Would you correct my cellulitis in the original post?

 
At 10:43 PM, Blogger Sam the Blogger said...

how good does nair actually work?

 
At 4:32 PM, Blogger Internal Medicine Doctor said...

oh god

 
At 8:47 PM, Blogger Clay said...

Sam, I would steer clear of the whole pubic hair removal thing. BB once heard someone ask a girl if her "carpet matched her curtains" and he thought it must be a cool trait, which it may be. But I don't think it is cool for your "linoleum to match your ceiling". You don't want to go there.

Sorry to upset you Madman

 
At 9:26 PM, Blogger Sam the Blogger said...

thats clever

 

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