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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 from
skin, 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 of:
June 4, 2014
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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