Perspiration Stains on White Clothing

I'm a nurse and I wear a white uniform. I have a problem with under arm perspiration. My uniform looks bad because of under arm stains. Please help.

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October 15, 20100 found this helpful

I've used a strong solution of Oxy Clean to soak for quite a while (overnight), and that has helped some. I've also heard/read that you can apply lemon juice and let it sit in the sun to naturally bleach the spots, but I've never tried it.

Can you wear some sort of t-shirt underneath, so the underwear will catch your perspiration instead of the uniform? I used to sweat a lot (I'm a nervous person), and I'd wear a t-shirt under my scrubs, it helped immensely.

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October 15, 20100 found this helpful

I have removed perspiration stains on my husband's white shirts using liquid (gel) Cascade. Works great on all kinds of set-in stains.

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October 16, 20100 found this helpful

I second trying Cascade. I have gotten lots of stains out with it. Another thing to maybe try is Biz Bleach.

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October 17, 20100 found this helpful

Using vinegar to get rid of underarm stains is recommended. Soak the shirt overnight in vinegar. Throw it in the washer when you are done. It should get rid of the stains plus the smell.

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October 18, 20100 found this helpful

Try wearing under arm shields: kleinertsshields.com. They have disposable shields, washable shields, t-shirts with shields and sweat stopping deodorant. Hope this helps.

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October 19, 20100 found this helpful

I am also recommending dress shields to prevent the problem. You can get them at some fabric stores and just pin them into your clothing. You could get a set for each uniform or wash and reuse. It doesn't stop you from sweating, rather it stops the sweat from getting to your clothes. It looks like a crescent moon shape that opens on the inside curve to fit over your underarm seam.

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