Cold, Flu & Other Diseases

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  • 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
    05/26/15 489
  • 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 1361
  • 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 4764
  • Stopping the Superbug: MRSA

    The spread of superbugs You might have seen or heard about “superbugs” in the news lately. These strains of bacteria are resistant to antibiotics, making it difficult to treat them.1 Hospitals and other medical facilities are typically as...

    Guest post: Dr. Tanya Altmann
    03/26/18 361
  • Sanitizing clothing and bedding after the flu

    My son has just recovered from the flu. Is it important to sanitize his bedding to prevent spreading the germs around the house or if a generic wash with detergent alone will do the trick? After the flu, it is important to take the time to sanitize s...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    08/20/12 224
  • Catching Germs at School

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

    Advice from our experts
    05/26/15 512
  • MRSA Prevention

    When you are cheering for your kids during their soccer matches, gymnastics meets, volleyball games – or whatever sport they love – you are hoping they have a blast and can maybe bring home that special trophy!  However, with all that celebration, a...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    05/26/11 112
  • Disinfecting with Clorox® Clean-Up® + Bleach

    I know that you can use a bleach solution for cleaning the bathroom of someone with C. diff, but what about your Clorox® Clean-Up ® + Bleach. Does that work as well? At the current time, only the bleach solution is EPA-approved. Since the Clorox® ...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    08/18/09 199
  • Germ Games for Kids

    Experiment with fun!

    Advice from our experts
    07/30/15 7053
  • Disinfecting After a Cold or Flu

    My son has just recovered from the flu, and I was wondering if it is important to disinfect his bedding to prevent spreading the germs around the house or if a generic wash with detergent alone will do the trick. After the flu, it is important to ta...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    04/19/11 53