My Costa is so kind and generous, they've given me MRSA for free during my admission...:S Came as quite a shock to be told this, I've always been pretty complacent about it, thinking that those swabs are just a health & safety exercise so it looks like they're doing something.
The thing it, they seemed once it was confirmed pretty keen to get me home - went from 'think it would be safer for you so stay' to 'you can go' pretty quickly and I do wonder if this was to get me out so I couldn't pass it to other patients. I guess I'll never know.
My concern is they haven't told me anything much about dealing with it - gave me three meds and a useless leaflet (very informative medically, I can tell you all about bacrteria etc. but nothing practical) and I feel like I've been left to deal with it. Also a bit scared that they may be loath to re-admit me if necessary if I'm 'infected'. Probably a silly question, but how should I be dealing with it at home - I live in student halls and am a bit worried about spreading it as we have all communal facilities - bathrooms, kitchens, etc. Do I need to hot wash my bath towels regularly, or is it alright to re-use them as normal? Do I need to steralise eating inplements? Things like that - I really have no idea what I'm doing. And does it just clear up eventually? How long? Will it come back? Is it okay for me to go to my GP and hospital appointments next week or will I put patients at risk?