It is especially common to find it in
, which can make it easily spread/ transmitted.
To get rid of staph
colonization, it can help to treat ALL family members with mupirocin (Bactroban) nasal gel twice a day for at least 5 days. I would not share towels, pillows, etc., until you complete your course of treatment.
I would also wash hands frequently and try not to touch your face or nose other then for washing, treatment, or blowing.