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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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What causes boils?

Many people wonder what causes boils. Others even wonder what is a boil? These are good questions to ask when you want to begin your journey toward being boil free. According to the MayoClinic: Boils and carbuncles are painful, pus-filled bumps that form under your skin when bacteria infect and inflame one or more of […]

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