- Apr 20, 2018
In some big cities, there is one pharmacy that operates round the clock, but it may be an hour's drive on the other side of town.Sorry, I find the thought of pulling one's knickers down at the dentist's deeply disturbing . Has anyone else here tried to picture the scene with their own dentist ? Even with a modesty sheet the idea seems outrageous.
So I take it then that there are no emergency pharmacy rotas in the U.S. like there are in the UK and the rest of Europe?
When you live in a smaller community such as we do, that only has one or two pharmacies, they usually close the pharmacy counter at 6PM or sometimes 8 PM even if the rest of the store is open till 9, and there's nothing available till the next morning. It could be a considerable drive to a city big enough that would have a 24 hour pharmacy. Even the pharmacies attached to hospitals close early in the evening.
Even in a regular doctor's office in the US, they never use modesty sheets for giving shots in the hips. I have never heard of that being done, and certainly none of the doctors I have ever attended offered them for getting a shot. Those are only handed out when a patient is completely undressed for an examination.
Apparently it's more of an issue to people in the UK then? I asked all three of my daughters (11, 15, 18) and they say they don't see their bottoms as being private areas that shouldn't be seen by others. It may be a thing with the younger generation where that has changed from how it used to be, I don't know. But it doesn't bother me to get shots in the hip and never has bothered me for a medical professional like a doctor or nurse even to see me totally naked.