Sweat Stains

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  • Yellow Armpit Stains

    How can I get yellow armpit stains out? I’ve tried everything, even using bleach pens! Any help would be greatly appreciated! Arm pit stains can be quite variable.  If your shirts have stain build-up that some people say feels almost “crunchy”...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    07/13/11 4311
  • Removing Underarm Odor from T-Shirts

    How can I remove underarm odor from my t-shirts? First, consider your overall cleaning habits. Be sure you are washing in warm or hot water whenever possible, the hotter the water, the better the cleaning. Use care labels to guide you in your tempe...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    09/27/13 7099
  • Removing Deodorant Stains Part Two

    I love white and wear a lot of white, but my roll-on deodorant stains quite badly under the armpits – it only takes a few wears before it starts to look really bad! I haven’t been able to get rid of them just by using bleach in the washing mach...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    01/03/14 3340
  • Smelly Reaction to Detergent

    When I was younger, my mother used Gain as our detergent and had to switch because when everyone in the family would sweat, the clothes gave off a bad odor. I have been using Tide and for some reason that same situation is coming back, but only for m...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    04/19/10 1390
  • How To Remove A Collar Ring Stain

    How do I remove a collar ring stain? The “ring around the collar” stain is a combination of sweat and body soil that has rubbed off the neck and onto the inside collar of a shirt, and can be difficult to remove when it has been allowed to build up ov...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    12/23/13 3152
  • Removing Sweat Stains From Sheets

    Q. My husband sweats at night and has ruined many sheets and pillow cases, and even pillows with protectors. The sheets are stained with a yellowness that I just can’t get out. Of course, these sheets are white with a taupe pattern and metallic...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    12/22/09 2191
  • Your Questions: Removing Stains from Hats

    My father recently passed away and left behind two, white straw cowboy hats. I would like to give the hats to my young grandchildren, his great grandchildren, as a remembrance. We have several pictures of him in those hats and the youngsters remember...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    02/03/08 3308
  • Gym Clothes

    I workout often, and it seems some shirts have a permanent odor of sweat or mold. Will Clorox2® help on my colored laundry? The bleach active in Clorox2®, hydrogen peroxide, is a gentle bleach, making it safe for almost all washable colored items.  H...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    09/21/11 778
  • Removing-Deodorant-Stains

    I love white and wear a lot of white, but my roll-on deodorant stains quite badly under the armpits – it only takes a few wears before it starts to look really bad! I haven’t been able to get rid of them just by using bleach in the washing mach...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    01/03/14 985
  • Perspiration Stains

    How do I get rid of perspiration stains? These stains are hugely problematic, partly because they are highly variable.  On underwear style t-shirts, it might be a crusty buildup of deodorant/antiperspirant.  Or it can just be a light smear of antip...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    08/26/11 1227