Removing Nasty Stains from Medical Scrubs


Nurse Your life as a nurse is already hectic enough. When you have a stain on your uniform, that adds a new level of stress to your job. Raley Scrubs provides hints for removing stains from your scrubs in Oklahoma City using simple household equipment.

Blood

As a nurse, blood is a necessary by-product of your job. However, you do not particularly want it on your affordable scrubs. In order to remove a blood-stain, rub hydrogen peroxide into the fabric until it disappears.

Coffee

Coffee can be life. Without caffeine, you may not make it through your shift––as long as you are drinking it, not wearing the liquid. The best coffee stain remover is beer. Rub it into the stain and wash as per usual. In lieu of beer or in case of a hurry, you can always use rubbing alcohol.

Pen Ink

This stain is easily removed through rubbing alcohol with a great deal of rubbing. Unless you have already dried your scrubs through the wash, hairspray also works to remove pen ink stains.

Ointment

Oil-based ointment stains can be pesky and unsightly, but you can use cornstarch on them. In order to remove the stain, allow the cornstarch to leach the area of grease for 15 to 20 minutes, then remove the powder and wash the scrubs in cold water. This method also works for other oils, such as Vaseline. If you are still having issues, try soaking the area in a solution of Dawn dish detergent and water.

Urine

As a nurse, you are likely to encounter unpleasant human fluids. Urine stains can be removed by adding ¼ cup of baking soda to regular detergent. Then, fill the fabric softener receptacle with vinegar in order to balance the pH and wash as normal.

Sweat

To remove sweat stains from your scrubs, mix a tablespoon of vinegar with ½ cup of water. Before washing, blot this solution onto the stain.