9. “Please wash before you come to see me.”
“I understand that sometimes a patient comes in from work,” says Dr. Fromberg. “But some are routinely dirty. I’ve had patients with an incontinence problem and they always smelled of urine. Frankly, I may not be giving them the time they need because I’m overwhelmed by the smell.”
What you can do: It may be tough to find the energy to look your best, especially when you’re not feeling well. However, basic hygiene is a must.