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Are carbuncles and boils sexually transmitted ?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: No,just contact

Sexually transmitted diseases like syphilis, gonorrhea/chlamydia, require intimate genital or oral contact between an infected person and a non-infected person.
In contrast, transmitting the bacteria that causes carbuncles and boils no not rely on direct genital contact.- merely by touching the boil or its purulent drainage, can transmit the bacteria that causes the infection.

In brief: No,just contact

Sexually transmitted diseases like syphilis, gonorrhea/chlamydia, require intimate genital or oral contact between an infected person and a non-infected person.
In contrast, transmitting the bacteria that causes carbuncles and boils no not rely on direct genital contact.- merely by touching the boil or its purulent drainage, can transmit the bacteria that causes the infection.
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Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine

In brief: Sex and the Skin

Close intimate contact can certainly be a means by which skin contamination occurs.
Most often viral illness is spread, such as herpes virus, hepatitis and papilloma virus. Bacterial cross-contamination can also occur but this is different from actual infection. Carbuncles and furuncles often occur in response to bacterial invasion, often from bacteria already present and thus unrelated to sex.

In brief: Sex and the Skin

Close intimate contact can certainly be a means by which skin contamination occurs.
Most often viral illness is spread, such as herpes virus, hepatitis and papilloma virus. Bacterial cross-contamination can also occur but this is different from actual infection. Carbuncles and furuncles often occur in response to bacterial invasion, often from bacteria already present and thus unrelated to sex.
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