I'm travelling to England today and am concerned about the norovirus which is hitting England. I'll be at school and have a hospital visit planned (both are high-risk areas and I have to go to both - exam at school and blood test at hospital to monitor progress on azathioprene).
General guidance is to avoid contact with an infected person, contaminated food or drink or touching contaminated surfaces or objects. I'll definitely be carrying anti-bacterial wipes and hand gel. What other precautions can I take?
I'm on prednisone at the moment and have only recently managed to get a flare under control so any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Rio, 31 yr old male - diagnosed with UC in 07/2006.
Alternative therapies for several months (SCD, ayurvedic treatment, VSL#3): didn't work and became anaemic. Canasa, 2 daily: remission for a month then flared-up.
07/07-11/07: 4800mg Asacol (6 x 400mg, twice a day) & Aloe Elite.
Completed first (6 week) tapered course of Pred in 10/07, flaring up since coming off it.
11/07: Switched from Asacol to 12 x 750mg Colazal (3 weeks on it and symptoms got worse)
12/07: Asacol 4800 mg, Started Azathioprene 175mg, Prednisone 60mg - taper.