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 16250
  • 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 18418
  • 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 23595
  • 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 26418
  • 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 17325
  • 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 4945
  • 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 6060
  • Catching Germs at School

    Healthy hygiene habits at home can help keep schools out of the hot zone.

    Advice from our experts
    05/26/15 22152
  • Flu Prevention Tips

    Prevent catching and spreading the flu with these easy tips. Cut down on coughy!

    Advice from our experts
    05/26/15 95477
  • 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 22547