I remembered after posting here that my insurance provider has a 24-hour nurse advice line and I called that, too, just to talk to a live person and she suggested the washing, but she suggested cold water. Is there a reason for choosing cold water over warm? I've also leaned toward warm.
Again, thanks for the advice. Whenever any of you are in need of some mediocre SQL advice, don't hesitate to reach out to me. If you expert advice, contact FM, but if mediocre will do, walk this way.