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. Staph/MRSA can get into tiny cuts from shaving or scatching and cause further skin infections pretty easily.