should health professionals be allowed to eat garlic?

(30 Posts)
TaggieCampbellBlackFriday Wed 21-Nov-12 11:19:05

Or should they be more considerate to those they are breathing over?

amillionyears Wed 21-Nov-12 17:44:27

My dentist too went through a stage of having very bad breath.
I was wretching more because of his breath, than I was because of the treatment.

Pictureperfect Thu 22-Nov-12 01:36:50

Better that than smoking! I remember one OT who seemed to believe (as do many) you can drown out the smell of you smoking with tons of perfume..if only!

Pictureperfect Thu 22-Nov-12 01:41:06

Mignonette, it's great you think like that with perfume, when in hospital one of my favourite members of staff makes me feel really ill with her perfume!

LoopsInHoops Thu 22-Nov-12 02:11:29

I used to work for a well-known optician's chain, which had a rule that optometrists were not allowed to eat curry or garlic the day before work.

ripsishere Thu 22-Nov-12 03:11:56

IMO, yes they should. And, shock horror, smoke if they want to.
My DH is a teacher, he happily eats garlic and onion virtually every day. If he has a parents evening, he tends not to the night before.
I get a bit cross that the parents are seen as more important than the pupils.
What I loathe is BO. I am aware that there are some people who can't help it but on the whole it's people who just don't wash frequently enough.

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