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Maybe You’re Wondering: Are Boils Contagious?

According to Matthew Hoffman, MD at WebMD.com of Internal Medicine at Emory University: Boils themselves are not contagious, but the bacteria that cause boils are. Boils are skin infections, commonly caused by the bacteria in the family staphylococcus or by other bacteria. The bacteria manage to temporarily evade the body’s defenses and grow in a tightly defined area. […]

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