We spend so much time wearing our medical uniform, it’s impossible that we’re never, ever going to mess them up. But don’t worry, those seemingly impossible stains – blood, tea, coffee, lipstick – aren’t so tough when you treat them in the proper way.
– Blood: place in cold water, and then wash normally.
– Coffee: mineral water
– Food: soda water. Place a towel under stained area, rub vigorously
– Lipstick: rub with white bread
– Grease: rub the dry fabric with soap before washing
– Burns: cold water with a few drops of ammonia and 120/0 hydrogen peroxide.
– Ink: put a blotting-paper under the spot, then pad with cotton soaked in 90 proof alcohol. In case of stamp ink, pad with a cotton cloth soaked in ether and alcohol, paying attention that the cloth is not too wet otherwise the spot will tend to spread
– Rust: sponge with weak solution of oxalic acid until the stain disappears, then sponge carefully with household ammonia and rinse with water.
– Resin: pad with cotton soaked in turpentine.
– Wax: scrape gently with a knife, place 2 blotting papers over and under the spot, then iron. If the wax is colored, rub it with cotton cloth soaked in ether.