A 33-year-old female asked:
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when is a boil no longer contagious?

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Dr. Arthur Balin
46 years experience Dermatology
Boil: There are bacteria in a boil that causes the infection. Normally a boil is not particularly contagious however if the pus from a boil got into a cut or break in the skin of another person it would cause an infection.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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