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A 34-year-old female asked:

Changed daughter's toothbrush 48 hrs after began meds for strep. other daughter accidentally used that toothbrush a few days later. should she be ok?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Most likely: Other familial exposures are more likely to allow cross infection, than this item!
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Next time don't talk Ke a chance. Throw the lot toothbrush out.
Jan 31, 2014
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
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 same house. Watch for symptoms and get treatment if she has sore throat, fever.

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Last updated May 2, 2014

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