So I went to the doctor for a physical today. When they were getting me ready for the ECG and stress test, they prepped me with SANDPAPER.
Yes, they sandpapered me every place they affixed an electrode.
They sanded me, and then they followed with alcohol.
Let me repeat that: After abrading my skin quite vigorously, they followed with a bracing alcohol rub.
And then they sanded me again.
I should have asked if they used a special medical-grade sandpaper. Surely they didn't go to work with something they grabbed off the shelf at Home Depot--doesn't sound sanitary.
And now, 8 hours later, I still have red, irritated blotches.
Look what I found out on the WWW:
Electrode Skin Prep PadPictured above. Each prep contains 70% alcohol along with pumice to gently abrade skin. 100 per box.B59800
Notice the word "gently". My doctor was too cheap to buy the pre-packaged stuff.
And I'm still irritated.