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Q: Does Boiling Your Toothbrush Get Rid Of The Strep Virus?

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Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide
8/ 4/10 8:25am

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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By Melissa, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/26/10, First Published: 08/03/10