Poo Beard the Pirate

It turns out that beards are as “dirty as toilets” and full of “poop particles” according to some swab testing done by the microbiologist above.  I was going to label this under ridiculous study of the week but you know what, this is kind of relevant.  Dudes, wash your beards!  You are giving a new meaning to the term SHIT FACED.

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  5 comments for “Poo Beard the Pirate

  1. phil lavine
    May 13, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    So if you think that’s bad, check out the National Geographic from a few months ago. Turns out we have mites living in our facial hair follicles — all of us — and they come out at night and have sex on our epidermis! But the electron micrographs of these buggers (as always) are beautiful. Can’t get away from nature…. It’s not so much the actual bacteria — which are prolly benign — but whether we have competent immune systems. And what about mrsa? Go to walmart and every other person is shedding these potentially fatal bacteria like clouds of fairy dust!

    • Steve O'
      May 14, 2015 at 8:49 am

      Philster, I don’t believe it unless there’s an ICD-10 code for it. “Chronic rhinorrhea from Demodex deuces in partner/intimate associate/snugglebuddy’s beard.” Name that tune in six numerals or less!
      Also – MRSA is now a performance measure, and if your patient has chronic MRSA boogers, you get paid less. Search me. I made that up, but you KNOW great minds think alike.
      And Wal-Mart? You must be rolling in the change, Jack. I get my White Coats at Goodwill.

  2. Steve O'
    May 13, 2015 at 9:15 am

    And politically incorrected. It should say “Bearded PERSONS…..” not to be gender-offensive.

  3. Randy
    May 13, 2015 at 8:59 am

    You know what this means. Not only must physicians ditch their coats, ties and long sleeves, they now need to shave off their beards.

  4. Sir Lance-a-lot
    May 13, 2015 at 7:13 am

    Coliform bacteria… on someone’s face…

    Almost as mysterious as HSV-2 on someone’s lips.

    … I wonder how on earth that could ever happen.

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