I used to get sick all the time until I started washing my hands after every visit. If I can't do that, I use some kind of hand purifier.
I never was a germaphobe until I starting looking around people's work areas. Yuk! Dirty tissues, food, gym shoes under their desks with dirty socks (for the lunchtime walkers in the office). Double yuk!
It isn't only the mouse and keyboard. What about the power buttons on the CPU and monitor. I use a pen or pencil top to touch them.
Now that you mention it, how about those touch screens that are on Xerox copiers and the like. You can't wipe those off. Triple yuk!
I look at it as a hazard of our profession. Meantime, I have the dryest, most chapped hands and haven't found a hand cream that really helps. Does anyone have any ideas on that?
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