A 40-year-old male asked:
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i've been on antibitotics six days for a staph infection. the scab is still on but loose. am i still contagious?

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Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Infection: You are unlikely to be infectious but the only way you could infect someone is by direct contact with the wound
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
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