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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you wear disposable gloves when cleaning up diarrhea or other body fluids. You may wear reusable rubber gloves if you wash and disinfect them after each use. If you don't have gloves, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water when you are finished.
To clean up diarrhea fromskin, such as on a person's bottom:
To clean up diarrhea from soiled linens or clothes:
To clean up diarrhea from hard surfaces, such as a toilet seat or the bathroom floor:
Current as ofSeptember 23, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineElizabeth T. Russo, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Current as of:
September 23, 2018
Medical Review:William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Elizabeth T. Russo, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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