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How To Wash And Disinfect Bedding After You've Been Sick
If someone has been sick, disinfecting bedding is essential. It should be noted that when handling bedding someone has been sick on, you should use gloves whenever possible to avoid the transfer of germs.
Bleach is unparalleled for its extreme disinfecting powers on and off of laundry. Clorox recommends adding 2 teaspoons of bleach to 1/4 cup of water, then dabbing a part of your bedding that won't be seen, such as the corner of your top sheet, in the solution and waiting 2 minutes.
One of the best no-ingredient sanitizing solutions is good old-fashioned steaming hot water. If you have a high-tech front loading washing machine, there's a good chance you already have a function labeled "sanitize."
This uses the hottest possible water on your bed linens, which works to kill 99.9% of germs, says Whirlpool. If you don't have this option, just run your cycle of laundry on the hottest water settings, followed by a high heat dryer setting if your bedding fabric allows, as hot air is also a powerful disinfectant.