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• Use normal detergent and hot or warm water.
• Wash this laundry right away. If this is not possible, put it in a plastic bag
and wash it as soon you can.
• Wash your hands with the gloves on. Then remove the gloves and wash
your hands again.
Spills
If body fluids splash or spill:
• Put on gloves.
• Soak up the spill with paper towels.
• Clean spill area with soap and water using paper towels. Rinse the area
well with water.
• Throw away paper towels into a plastic bag. Then place that bag into
another plastic bag.
• Wash your hands with the gloves on. Then remove the gloves and wash
your hands again.
Skin and Eye Contact
If body fluids touch your skin or eyes:
• Wash your skin with soap and water for 5 minutes. Call your doctor if the
skin stays red or irritated for more than one hour.
• Flush your eyes with water for 5 minutes. Call your doctor right
away.

To prevent vaginal and semen fluids from touching your skin:
• Male patients or male partners of patients should wear a condom if
sexual activity occurs in the 48 hours after chemo.

Talk to your doctor or nurse if you have any questions or concerns.




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