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Do chemical free hospitals exist? 1 year 5 months ago #1

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I urgently need hospital treatment but I have such severe chemical sensitivities it has left me housebound. Now I am in urgent need of treatment for a hernia but fear the chemicals would kill me anyway. Even a 5 minute visit from a doctor leaves me days of illness (from the chemicals). I just don`t think my body would survive a hospital full of chemicals. So, as the title says, does anyone know if chemical free hospitals exist? I`ve looked on the internet and have found nothing. :(
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Do chemical free hospitals exist? 1 year 5 months ago #2

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Where do live Flintham? Canada and Australia have specialised units for those with MCS. If you are in UK the best you can do (unless you go private) is probably to explain the situation, get them to put you in your own room and follow a chem-free protocol with cleaning materials, no staff with perfumes etc I took my own sheets when I went in for a quick op (but it was a private hosp). They'll be using anaesthetic + disinfectant solutions on your skin & maybe antibiotics, so you may have to contend with the fallout from those.
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Do chemical free hospitals exist? 1 year 5 months ago #3

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Thanks for your reply Jodie. I live in the UK. There are no such chemical free hospitals here, even privately (which I doubt I could afford anyway). Doctors and nurses who come to my house have been very unhelpful especially with wearing perfumes and aftershaves when they know what such bad effects they have on me. I think we must be a decade behind the USA and Australia as MCS just isn`t catered for at all here and is definately not taken seriously by doctors or nurses.
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Do chemical free hospitals exist? 1 year 5 months ago #4

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The NHS knows about this Flintham, their own advice is that fragrances can make you ill. www.ei-resource.org/forum/multiple-chemi...g-the-nhs-about-mcs/
I was just thinking that private hosp would be more inclined to listen to you & be careful. I have had 2 GA's so far - i told them I react badly to chems & my specialist found a really good anaesthesist who gave me prednisolone steroid first & i had no reactions at all. But we are all different. Its very tricky, surgeons can run fast in the opposite direction (at the same time as saying there is no such thing as MCS) but if this op is essential they will have to take you on.
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