Everybody knows that strep is very contagious bacteria that cause serious throat problems. When a sick person coughs and sneezes, strep bacteria are spread around the house. Parents also need to remember that after the recovery, they need to disinfect and sanitize kids’ room and their stuff.
First of all, start with a trash can. Collect all used tissues that might be left and throw them away. After collecting all the unnecessary and used stuff remember to wash your hands.
Now it’s time to disinfect dishes and other things your child used. Run the utensils through the sanitize cycle or use hot water to wash them.
Don’t forget to change your kid’s linen and to wash sheets, pillow cases and blankets in a very hot water. High temperature will easily kill this kind of bacteria. Don’t forget to throw into the washing machine your child’s pajamas or other clothes your child wore.
Cleaning experts also recommend disinfecting surfaces such as bookshelves, dressers, his desk and bed. If you have small children who were sick, it is necessary to clean and disinfect all the toys. About cleaning the toys you may read in the articles on our blog.
You also need to understand that it is much better to disinfect the whole house or at least the rooms where your child spent most of the time when he was sick.
Use special disinfecting wipes to clean the furniture and other stuff. But remember that it takes several seconds for disinfecting agent on the wipes to kill the germs and bacteria.
Dentists also recommend replacing a toothbrush after every illness.