When cleaning up diarrhea, it is important to remember that germs can spread very easily. This can happen when people or items in the home come into contact with diarrhea. Careful cleaning can help reduce the chance of spreading germs.
Experts recommend that you wear disposable gloves when cleaning up diarrhea or other body fluids. You may wear reusable rubber gloves if you wash and disinfect them after each use. If you don't have gloves, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water when you are finished.
There is no need to disinfect the tubs of the washer or the dryer after a full cycle is completed.
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Current as of: October 6, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Elizabeth T. Russo, MD - Internal Medicine & Gayle E. Stauffer, RN - Registered Nurse & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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