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    Boils?
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    sweatheart87 posted:
    I had a boil a month ago on my knee and then one on my toe. My boyfriend now has one on his arm. He thinks they might be contagious. I do not agree. I've looked all over and can't find any supporting information eather way. Does anyone know weather they are or are not contagious?
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    sabbymama responded:
    Boils are caused by a bacterial infection, usually staph, so yes, if they are oozing fluid they can be contagious. At least, I believe so. Be sure not to share towels and try to keep it covered when it is draining. Good luck to you both.


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