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Don't Let Your Scrubs Get Scrub by: How to Take Care of Your Scrubs

by abdullah Farooq 07 May 2024

As a healthcare warrior, scrubs are all you wear day in and day out. Not only do they need to be comfortable and functional, but they also need to look clean and professional. But let's be honest, your once-bright doctor scrubs can start to resemble a well-used painting canvas after a while. With daily wear and tear of your job, it's easy for doctor’s uniforms and white coats to become stained, faded, or worn out. Here is a quick guide to help you take care of your FRUBS. 

Keeping Scrubs battle-ready! 

We all know the feeling when you finally take off your medical scrubs after a long shift in the ward, exhausted but satisfied. But then you catch a whiff...and let's just say, your scrubs haven't exactly become fresher during your heroic battle against illness.

Keeping your scrubs clean and fresh doesn't have to be a Herculean task (though after a long shift, it might feel that way). Here are some tips to ensure your scrubs stay clean both in terms of hygiene and comfort:

  • Pretreat Stains

Accidents happen, especially in the world of healthcare. We all know that getting stains on your scrubs is unavoidable, from blood to coffee and everything in between (that can be many things, but we will spare you the gory details!). So after a long day on the floor, you come home exhausted. All you want to do is jump in the shower and collapse into bed, but just one thing before getting your zzzs: treat those stains! Pre-treat any visible stains with a stain remover specifically designed for delicates or nursing uniforms in Pakistan. Because a little preemptive action can save you a scrubbing marathon later. 

How To Get Stains Out of Your Scrubs

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when treating those stains:

- The sooner you treat the stain the easier it will be to remove it.

- Use cold water. Hot or even warm water will set in the stain, making it harder, or even impossible, to remove.

- Always check the care label on your scrubs.

  •  The Power of Two Washes: 

 Your beloved scrubs suit for doctors often sees some pretty intense action.  Consider a two-wash approach: a preliminary cold wash to remove loose dirt and debris, followed by a hotter wash with disinfectant to ensure optimal hygiene.

  • Wash Them Separately: 

We all know scrubs go through a lot on the job.  Between spills, check-ups, and superhero-worthy saves, they see some serious action. Scrubs clothing might pick up all sorts of things from the hospital but here's the thing: you wouldn't want your favorite clothes to get the same bacteria or cross-contamination. So it is always advisable to wash them in separate loads. Keep your dirty medical uniform piled up separately away from the regular laundry.  

  • Vinegar helps dissolve tough stains:  

Even if you are wearing the best scrub in Pakistan from FRUBS, they are bound to get dirty and stained. Looking for a natural way to soften your scrubs and combat lingering odors?  Add a half cup of white vinegar to your rinse cycle.  Vinegar is a gentle yet effective fabric softener and deodorizer, leaving your scrubs smelling fresh and feeling soft.

  • Sunshine is Your Medical Wear’s Friend:  

Whenever possible, air-dry your scrubs, surgical caps, white coats and all medical uniforms outside.  Sunlight acts as a natural disinfectant and can help remove stubborn odors.  Sunshine keeps germs and bacteria at bay, keeping your skin protected from anything that sticks to the fabric. Plus, the fresh air is a welcome bonus after a long shift spent indoors.

Pro Tip:

Dryers can be rough on nursing scrubs, causing shrinkage and fading. Instead of tossing your nursing uniform in the dryer, hang them up to dry. Make sure to shake out any wrinkles before hanging them up. If you need your scrubs suits to dry quickly, place them on a clothesline or hang them up on a drying rack (in direct sunshine of course)

  • Invest in a Lint Roller:  

Scrubs have a knack for attracting lint, hair, and other stray materials.  A good lint roller is your weapon of choice, keeping your scrubs looking neat and professional.

  • Rotate Your Regimen:

Wearing the same scrubs day after day can cause them to wear out quickly. To extend the life of your nursing scrubs, rotate them regularly. Aim to have at least three sets of scrubs online so you can wear a fresh pair each day. 

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  • Know When to Say Goodbye:  

Last but not least, your precious scrubs, like all clothing, eventually reach the end of their lifespan.  If your scrubs for men are riddled with holes, excessively faded, or no longer fit properly, it's time to retire them with honour.

By following these simple tips, you can keep your armour looking fresh, clean, and professional throughout your workday.  After all, you deserve to feel confident and comfortable while you're out there saving lives!  Now go forth and conquer the day, fellow warriors, with fresh, clean scrubs to match your heroic spirit.

Happy Life-saving! 

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