** Originally posted by DottieD **
Today I discussed the problem of strep and p with a nurse practitioner who treats a lot of strep, and she told me that if you get a strep infection you should throw away your old toothbrush and get a new one. Then after you have completed the antibiotic treatment, throw that toothbrush away and start using another new one. Evidently, toothbrushes are harborers of strep bacteria.
I occasionally soak my toothbrush in hydrogen peroxide to kill any germs, but I plan to do this more frequently and also change toothbrushes more frequently.
Just wanted to share this info.