What should I do after being treated for a bacterial throat infection?

After treatment for a bacterial throat infection, you still risk relapse or spreading the condition. It is a good idea to change your toothbrush. You should also make sure that your environment is clean and that your family is obeying good hygienic practices. Keeping a humidifier in the house and avoiding cigarette smoke are good ways to increase the resilience of your mucous membranes and prevent relapse.

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