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A 38-year-old female asked:

i was in a hospital bathroom, i stepped in a puddle of pee with shoe. that day i stepped on my sons plastic toy with shoe. i put in dishwasher to clean thinking it will kill whatever. is my dishwasher contaminated?

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Dr. Lynn Greenhouse
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
No: the temperatures generated by your dishwasher will kill any bacteria that might have been lingering on your shoe from a small amount of urine, even if it was grossly infected.

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