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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Strep: Chances are your daughter will be alright.
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Most likely: Other familial exposures are more likely to allow cross infection, than this item!
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Risk of infection: Your other daughter does have an increased risk of getting step from the toothbrush. However she has a risk of infection just because she is in the ... Read More

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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarek Hamid
9 years experience Dentistry
Recommended: It is recommended to change your tooth brush on regular basis , and also if you get any oral infection bacterial or virus in nature not to use any con ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
50 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Good Idea: Tooth brushes should be changed about every 3 months. However, strep throat has bacteria that you do not want any possibility to spread back into you ... Read More
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Yes, after: As soon as you are better, throw away the tooth brush and start using a new one. If not, it is possible to re-infect yourself. This should be done a ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
35 years experience Endodontics
TOOTH BRUSH AND COLD: Recent studies had proved that it is unnecessary to toss tooth brushes if a person is suffering from strep throat or cold. You only get rid of them i ... Read More
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Dr. Morris Budak
47 years experience Dentistry
Change brush often: It. Is a good thing that you are maintaining good oral hygiene during and after your infection. Invest in a few toothbrushes, and have them on hand du ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
No need, no worry: There was no need to change your toothbrush. It won't have any effect. Anyway, your strep cannot come back this soon; the azithromycin (Z-pak) is ... Read More
A 5-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Get TWO: NEW tooth brushes and a Strep test on the youngest! Hope this helps! BE WELL ! Dr Z
A 27-year-old female asked:
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It should be ok: These are usually superficial lesions and bleeding settles quickly if you are well otherwise I would suggest not to try to irritate the patches and le ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
11 years experience Dentistry
Every 3 months: I recommend every 3 months.
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Dr. Jon Fishburn
30 years experience Ophthalmology
HSV infection, mouth: Herpes simplex virus 1 & 2 do not survive outside their host for more than a few seconds. It would be rare for you to infect yourself with your own ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Change toothbrush: As necessary, generally every 3 months for most individuals. Some tooth brushes have indicators. Certainly when the bristles are obviously worn, bent, ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marielaina Perrone
26 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
The rule is every...: 6 months or sooner. Especially if you experience cold or flu symptoms in between. I prefer to change every 3 months so you are right in the window bet ... Read More
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