Just started on Testim. I am worried about transfer through contact with clothing to my wife or kids. I wash my casual shirts in a standard washer/dryer. My Work shirts are dry cleaned and pressed. I told my wife I would wash my own shirts to be safe, but is that enough? Also, does the testim go through shirts into jackets?
8 Sep 2011
Frankly, I'd sellect a clearly identifed towel to use for yourself, and keep all others away from it. You are correct to ask your wife to launder your shirts and/or that towel away from other family member's clothing. I have no data to share about laundry cross-contamination, but the FDA was concerned enough to mandate manufacturers of the drug to mount a heavy warning campaign for users to know about the risks.
Sure, use soap and hot water to wash your hands after applying, but also, when you wash in the shower (or bath) recognise that you're possibly going to wash most of the reminant gel down the drain, and perhaps a little of it will remain on YOUR towel, when you dry off.
It wouldn't be bad to try to keep a single nightshirt or specific undershirts asside for wearing only when you have Testim on your skin. But I wouldn't worry about Testim soaking through a shirt to a jacket or beyond contact with your skin.
Good luck. Let us know how this works for you.
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