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Can you tell me, are big boil type looking sores a form of staph infection and are they contagious?

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Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine
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In brief: Yes and no

They are full of staph aureus bacteria, we are exposed to this all day long.
That said if you burst this and someone gets it on their hands and into a cut they will have the potential to become infected. Best to keep it bandages and stay away from susceptible people like the old and very young

In brief: Yes and no

They are full of staph aureus bacteria, we are exposed to this all day long.
That said if you burst this and someone gets it on their hands and into a cut they will have the potential to become infected. Best to keep it bandages and stay away from susceptible people like the old and very young
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