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Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus - Causes and Risk Factors

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus - Diagnosis

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus - Post-surgery care

If I have MRSA, what precautions should I follow when I go home?

MRSA carriers are not a hazard to the public or family members as long as good personal hygiene is practised.
  • Wounds and cuts should be cleansed and covered as much as possible.
  • Maintain good hand hygiene at all times to prevent the spread of germs.
  • Do not share personal items.
  • Maintain a clean environment at home; a diluted bleach solution works well as a cleaning agent.
  • Complete the course of antibiotics as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Follow the decolonisation protocol if ordered by your doctor. Use the nasal antibiotic cream twice daily, antiseptic body wash daily, and shampoo at least twice weekly with antiseptic lotion.
Unless soiled by infected material, laundry can be washed as per normal. You can wash your dishes and utensils with the rest of the family and resume normal daily activities as soon as you are well.

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