• Melissa Melissa
    August 03, 2010
    Does Boiling Your Toothbrush Get Rid Of The Strep Virus?
    Melissa Melissa
    August 03, 2010

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  • Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    August 04, 2010
    Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    August 04, 2010

    Strep is not a virus but a bacterial infection.  I haven't been able to find anything that definitively says boiling a toothbrush will kill strep, but several people have reported that boiling a toothbrush will distort the bristles. 

     

    Your best bet is just to buy a new toothbrush.  They're not expensive and most experts recommend that you replace your toothbrush every two to three months anyway.


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