A 46-year-old male asked:

I tied my laces after they got drenched in urine from public washroom can i get diseases from this??

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. James Okamoto
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Possibly: urine itself is usually sterile, however there is always a possibility that the urine could have an infection.Public washroom floors are not very clean (with or without urine), so even if it was "water" on your laces, it is not sterile. The main thing is whether or not you washed your hands after you tied your laces! If yes, then you are fine. Wash your hands and laces afterwards and you'll be ok
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