Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Sterilize Your Travel Toothbrush

reader-travel-tip2Sterilize Your Travel Toothbrush
Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Mickey G., who says:

“Used to get colds all the time while traveling. Realized that my travel toothbrush had been sitting wet and damp in my “dirty” bag for days at a time allowing whatever to fester and grow. Started using coffee maker or microwave in my hotels to boil water and put my tooth brush in before using to sterilize and my colds, etc., were no more.”

A great tip that I’ve never thought of! What I do is use one of those anti-bacterial covers that you can get on Amazon for under $5. Thanks, Mickey!



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3 Comments on "Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Sterilize Your Travel Toothbrush"

  1. Good tip but I have a collection of toothbrushes from the dollar store that I pack and use while I travel and dispose of afterwards. Not great for the planet but my immunity is not good so I don’t like to take any chances.

  2. You could also use Listerine and then blow dry your toothbrush with the hotel hair dryer.

  3. From a fellow Manhattan Beachite,
    Johnny this tip is not medically valid. You do not get colds from toothbrushes.

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