Ask for nose spray to lessen infection risk if you're having surgery

Sometimes the simplest solutions are "right under our nose." The risk of infection is one of the most common and well-known risks associated with any surgery. For years, doctors and hospitals have cooked up various ways to lessen infection risk and eradicate the bacteria and bugs that seem to thrive in hospitals and operating rooms. Until now, these efforts have only marginally reduced the rate of infections following surgery. The staph bacterium has been particularly troublesome. How can the risk of infection be reduced? Research shows that the staff bacterium is the most common cause of infections following surgery. Now, … [Read more...]