Does Boiling Your Toothbrush Get Rid Of The Strep Virus?

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Asked by Melissa

Does Boiling Your Toothbrush Get Rid Of The Strep Virus?

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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.

Answered by Karen Lee Richards