Stains Out of Medical Scrubs

Getting stains out of medical scrubs is a common problem for doctors and nurses who wear them while working.

Most of the time, they are not clean, but some people don’t realize that there is a way to remove stubborn stains from their scrubs easily.

This article discusses ways to quickly and effectively remove stains from your scrub top without harming it or causing any rashes.

It also includes some tips on preventing this issue in the future.

1. Ointments and Oils

To remove stains, you need to use an ointment like Neosporin, which contains alcohol. If you want to avoid using medicine because you think its side effects might harm your skin, you can combine two different things.

For example, mix equal parts of baby oil and Neosporin instead of using Neosporin alone when you have an oily stain on your scrub.

The mixture will become sticky and then easy to wash off. You should then apply the oil directly to the stained area. Allow about 30 minutes before placing new scrubs on.

This treatment works best if you first place one layer of Neosporin or baby oil on the stain.

2. Vinegar

Vinegar mixed with baking soda makes a fantastic cleaning agent for getting nasty stains out of clothes. Just add 1/4 cup vinegar and 2 cups of water to a bucket of hot water.

Then pour into whatever container you will put the stained clothing into, such as a washing machine, dishwasher, or tub. Add enough baking soda so that it covers the bottom of the container.

Once everything has been washed and dried, repeat steps 3-6 below. (Steps 3-6 are optional.) When the item dries completely, rinse out the vessel under running water. (If possible, dry the item overnight.)

3. Hydrogen Peroxide

A simple hydrogen peroxide solution combined with a little dish soap can work wonders if you do not have access to other cleaning options. Mix up a small batch of 6 ounces of pure H20 with four teaspoons of liquid detergent (like Dawn).

Use warm water or even boiling water, depending on what type of fabric the shirt or pants is made of.

A great tip for ensuring the stain stays out once you finish cleaning it off would be to add a tiny amount of laundry bleach. The more bleach added to the solution, the better.

Keep in mind that bleach will eat through anything and make it weak. So when deciding whether or not to add bleach, you are taking a risk.

4. Cornstarch

Cornstarch comes in handy for many things, including removing stains from t-shirts and jeans. It is very effective after washing to keep the stain from coming back again.

First, prepare a few tablespoons of cornstarch by mixing it with water. Dip a cloth into the solution, wring it out well, and then rub over the affected part of the garment.

Wait until the starch dries before putting something else on the garment. This process can usually be done within five minutes. Repeat these steps whenever necessary.

5. Toothpaste + Baking Soda

When faced with a particularly tricky stain, try putting toothpaste on your hands and rubbing it to help loosen the stain. Rinse thoroughly afterward.

Another option would be to mix equal parts of shaving gel with baking soda and a drop of lemon juice and use this as a homemade cleaner.

Let it sit for a couple of hours, rinse thoroughly, dry, and then repeat on any remaining areas. This concoction may also be useful for tackling spots left behind on socks.


In conclusion, these are simple ways to remove stains from your medical scrub set. Remember always to clean your medical scrub set regularly; this way, you won’t find yourself dealing with messy stains later on.

About The Author:

Anne Kamwila is a freelance content writer and a digital marketer. She is passionate to write about health, technology, and business-related guides, news, and books.

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