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    Helloo,i'm considering either becoming a dietitian, audiologist & radiographer.

    Do u think I should take out radiography? Cuz this lecturer said x rays are more harmful than chemicals for your skin. I've got skin problem. I don't want to risk harming my skin. .. help?advice. .

    Tbh I'm not even sure if Radiography is for me
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    you dont actually get exposed to x rays you stand behind a screen, other wise its very harmful because you would get alot of xrays its only safe for people to have a handful as paients
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    Is it on your hands at all? otherwise i recon you d probably be fine
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    Is it on your hands at all? otherwise i recon you d probably be fine
    Arms,legs and face ish. I'm ganna ask a doctor & pharmacist
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    (Original post by Uz25)
    Arms,legs and face ish. I'm ganna ask a doctor & pharmacist
    thats probably your bes tbet
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    I don't think there'd be any problem, as you would be wearing specialist clothing - but ask a professional.
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    (Original post by samina_ay)
    I don't think there'd be any problem, as you would be wearing specialist clothing - but ask a professional.
    Yh. Well a uni lecturer in biology said that it's dangerous for ur skin. I'm ganna ask professionals
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    One of my colleagues has quite severe eczema and is fine to work a radiographer. If you haven't gotten over your fear of basic patient care though I'm surprised you're still looking at any healthcare profession.
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    (Original post by FXX)
    One of my colleagues has quite severe eczema and is fine to work a radiographer. If you haven't gotten over your fear of basic patient care though I'm surprised you're still looking at any healthcare profession.
    Where abouts did she hav eczema?
    Lol radiographers don't have to do basic care. If I find the work experience bad then I'm sticking with either dietetics and audiology. Anyways ganna ask professionals advice
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    (Original post by Uz25)
    Where abouts did she hav eczema?
    Lol radiographers don't have to do basic care. If I find the work experience bad then I'm sticking with either dietetics and audiology. Anyways ganna ask professionals advice
    For the benefit of anyone else reading this thread, she has it on her hands and arms, and it doesn't stop her doing anything in radiography.

    I wouldn't bother with the work experience. I can tell you that if a patient bleeds everywhere or soils themselves when they are in the room with you it's your responsibility to sort them out. I started radiography 7 years ago now so I have a fair idea. Hope I've saved you a day.
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    Thanks well tbh I doubt I'd choose RADIOGRAPHY ANYWAY... I JUST had second thoughts.

    No matter wht people say X ray are dangerous even tho u go behind a glass you still take some in your body. Even tho u wear those things to monitor the X ray levels, how can u be certain it's accurate.

    I feel sorry for that lady, tbh she shouldn't be doing that career cut trust me eczema can easily develop infections even by itching/touching a patient. The gloves can't be extremely effective. Plus washing ur hand often will dry her hands.


    I don't mind basic care, I just can't risk my ow health whilst help other's. But, yah that does put me off.

    I'm gonna stick with either audiology/dietetics.

    A PHD uni lecturer in Biology told me don't become a radiographer ,it's more harmful to ur skin than chemicals!

    Thanks 4 your response.
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    (Original post by Uz25)
    Even tho u wear those things to monitor the X ray levels, how can u be certain it's accurate.
    Because there are strict guidelines and policies that govern the practice of safe/reasonable levels of radiation exposure. These monitors are highly accurate and sensitive pieces of scientific equipment. Please take your (frankly harmful) conspiracy theories elsewhere.

    (Original post by Uz25)
    I feel sorry for that lady, tbh she shouldn't be doing that career cut trust me eczema can easily develop infections even by itching/touching a patient. The gloves can't be extremely effective. Plus washing ur hand often will dry her hands.
    She has eczema, she probably knows how easily infections can develop when proper infection control protocols aren't followed. I doubt she requires anyone's pity, since she probably knows more about what her job entails and how to adapt her practice to work effectively than you do. 'tbh' it's not really up to you to say whether or not she should or shouldn't be 'doing that career'.

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    A PHD uni lecturer in Biology told me don't become a radiographer ,it's more harmful to ur skin than chemicals!
    I would suggest actually looking for peer reviewed medical journals about this so you are completely aware of the specific risks, instead of instantly accepting anecdotal evidence from one person. You'll learn that soon enough when it comes to evidence based practice assignments. Here's hoping you don't instantly advise your future patients based on what one person has said to you without providing solid evidence.
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    (Original post by Hawksby83)
    Because there are strict guidelines and policies that govern the practice of safe/reasonable levels of radiation exposure. These monitors are highly accurate and sensitive pieces of scientific equipment. Please take your (frankly harmful) conspiracy theories elsewhere.



    She has eczema, she probably knows how easily infections can develop when proper infection control protocols aren't followed. I doubt she requires anyone's pity, since she probably knows more about what her job entails and how to adapt her practice to work effectively than you do. 'tbh' it's not really up to you to say whether or not she should or shouldn't be 'doing that career'.



    I would suggest actually looking for peer reviewed medical journals about this so you are completely aware of the specific risks, instead of instantly accepting anecdotal evidence from one person. You'll learn that soon enough when it comes to evidence based practice assignments. Here's hoping you don't instantly advise your future patients based on what one person has said to you without providing solid evidence.
    Well your just assuming the monitors for x ray are reliable and accurate, how can you be certain? Have u experimented on it? Are you even in a science related proffesion?

    I'm not just taking the lectures word, i'm also ganna ask a dermatologist and a Pharmacist.

    I'm not saying she doesn't know wht she's doin , but I'd not risk my skin. 😆
 
 
 

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