Do’s and Don’ts of Taking Care of Your Nursing/ Medical Scrubs & Also Avoid Shrinking

Cleaning Your Nursing Scrubs

Medical/nursing scrubs need a lot of attention.

You can't avoid getting blood, stains, stools, and liquid medications on your medical scrubs.

Every doctor and nurse wants their scrub suits to look clean and tidy, to look professional in the hospital and to the patients.

You can’t wash doctors and nursing scrubs like your regular clothes.

If you want your medical scrubs to last longer and look better on you then follow this guide:

Do’s of Taking Care of Your Medical/Nursing Scrubs


Disinfecting nursing/doctors' scrubs is crucial because nurses and doctors are exposed to different bacteria and viruses every day.

If you're not feeling like washing your scrubs, you must keep them wrapped in a plastic bag, separate from your other clothes.

Insert your scrub in a plastic bag and seal it to avoid the spread of germs in your home.

Soak your medical scrub by mixing detergent and 1/2 cup of pine sol in the water to disinfect it.

Remove Stains Of


Remove blood stains ASAP before the protein in the blood spreads into your scrub suit.

Wash your medical scrubs with cold water to remove blood stains. Washing your medical scrubs with hot water will push the blood proteins deeper into the scrub fabric and it’ll be harder to remove later.

You can also use a strong detergent to break the stain.

Vomit, Urine, Feces

Just like blood, stains from these things have protein too. You can’t just put scrubs in the wash with vomit, urine, or feces on them.

You can’t rub these stains with a cloth as rubbing will push the proteins in these stains deeper into the cloth.

But here's what you can do.

If there’s any solid matter on the scrub, remove it with a knife or a disposable spoon. Don't hold the scrub close to your face when doing it.

Use a heavy detergent to wash your scrubs.

Wash them in cold water for at least 10-15 minutes.

You can add baking soda to remove the smell from these stains.

Turn Scrubs Inside Out

Turning your medical/nursing scrub suits inside out when washing prevents discoloration of your scrubs.

When washing with a heavy detergent all clothes can get discolored. Your scrub suit will also lose its durability and its appearance.

Dry the Scrub Inside Out

If you don’t want your nursing/medical scrub to fade then dry your scrubs inside out.

Avoid drying your scrubs in too much heat as it can ruin the quality of the cloth.

Don’ts of Taking Care of Your Medical/Nursing Scrubs

No Lotion and Perfume

Don't spray perfume directly on your scrubs to maintain their color integrity.

Also, avoid getting lotion on your scrubs.

You risk the durability and color of your scrub when you get lotion or perfume on it.

Don’t Forget to Iron Your Scrubs

It doesn't matter if your scrubs are wrinkle-free or not.

Ironing your scrubs is important. The heat from the iron will kill the micro-organisms that are left in the scrub after washing.

Avoid Scrubs Made from These Fabrics

Your scrubs are more likely to shrink if they’re made from cotton or linen. The more you wash your scrubs the further they'll shrink because of the moisture absorption properties in these fabrics,

The best way to take care of your scrubs is to avoid scrubs made from these fabrics.

Or Choose Poly-Viscose

There's one kind of fabric that won't shrink or lose its durability, and that's Poly-viscose.

It is a blend of the best of both fabrics, polyester, and viscose.

It's comfortable for hard-wearing clothes like medical scrubs.

Here are the few qualities of polyester:
  • Durable
  • Moisture resistant
  • Retains its shape
  • Here are the few qualities of viscose:
  • Soft and lightweight
  • Absorbs water and sweat
  • Breathable
  • Doesn’t fade
  • We know that taking care of your scrubs is a critical step you should never avoid.

    It all boils down to the fabrics used in your scrubs.

    Cotton or linen fabrics can shrink, fade, and lose their quality. But poly-viscose scrubs don't.

    Or Choose KNYA MED

    Unlike most stores, KNYA MED delivers great quality scrubs that:

  • Makes your job easy by making you feel comfortable.
  • Take care of odor and moisture. Because of the scrub's moisture-wicking and odor-resisting properties.
  • Makes you look aesthetically pleasing.
  • That doesn't shrink or lose its quality.
  • You can buy medical scrub suits online from KNYA MED.

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