What is a scrub?
A “scrub” is a shortened version of “scrub suit”, which are sanitary garments worn by doctors, nurses, surgeons, and other workers involved in patient care. Scrubs are typically worn in hospitals, clinics, dental surgeries and vets. However, beauty salon staff also sometimes wear scrubs, so do some childcare staff. Any job where you are likely to get very messy and potentially covered in bacteria, is a job where you would benefit from wearing a scrub suit.
Scrubs are washable at high temperatures, providing a way to thermally disinfect the clothing after a shift. Available in two parts, a top and trousers, they are worn by both men and women so styles tend to be designed to be unisex for convenience.