Cold, Flu & Other Diseases

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  • Disinfecting Parvovirus from Surfaces

    I had a dog die from the parvovirus and I was told to bleach everywhere my puppy had been. How many times should I bleach before the virus is gone? I am so sorry to hear that your puppy died – how very sad. To kill canine parvovirus on hard non-por...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    03/18/11 12613
  • Facts About MRSA Bacteria

    With alarming stories everywhere, it’s important to separate facts from fear. Here are helpful facts

    Advice from our experts
    05/26/15 23489
  • Fungal Infections and Bleach

    I was told that if you use diluted Clorox® Regular Bleach2 it will help fungal infections go away.  Is this true? Clorox® Regular Bleach2 is NOT recommended for personal hygiene of any kind–consumers should always avoid direct skin and eye con...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    10/31/11 20330
  • Disinfecting After Ring Worm

    How do I treat laundry after a ring worm infestation? That’s too bad about the ringworm!  To disinfect white or safely bleachable colored laundry, wash in the hottest water recommended on the care label using detergent and 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular Bl...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    03/14/12 15675
  • Treating Urushoil – Poison Ivy Rashes

    Will the Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes kill urushoil, the oil that causes poison ivy rashes? This is a great question, because “kill” as it pertains to disinfectants, is a term whose use is regulated by the EPA. First, I need to clarify that because uru...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    09/09/11 14978
  • How to Disinfect & Protect Home

    Cold and flu viruses are sneaky and like to hide around the house.

    Advice from our experts
    05/26/15 22159
  • How to disinfect canine parvovirus on hard wood floors

    My puppy came down with parvo. Can I use Clorox® on pine wood floors? Regarding your wood floor, as long as it has a finish (in good condition) on it that effectively makes it a hard non-porous surface, a singular bleach treatment should be OK.  Even...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    05/23/12 5304
  • Hepatitis A

    Will using a Clorox ® Regular Bleach2 solution destroy the hepatitis A virus on toilet seats? Yes, you can disinfect hard non-porous surfaces (like a plastic toilet seat) with a Clorox Regular Bleach2 disinfecting solution as follows: Add 3/4 cup bl...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    12/19/11 3356
  • Facts About the Flu

    Flu is contagious the day BEFORE you develop symptoms. See more flu facts in this list from the Centers for Disease Control.

    Advice from our experts
    05/26/15 13783
  • 5 Germiest Hot Spots in Your Home

    Find out where they are.

    Advice from our experts
    09/22/15 47646