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Are boils contagious?

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Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It depends

It depends if what you have truly are boils.

In brief: It depends

It depends if what you have truly are boils.
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Dr. Stephen Pool
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Yes

You should avoid direct contact with the others, their clothing and bedding.
Some are infections that can be be spread by touch but not by air. An abscess is a tender mass generally surrounded by a colored area from pink to deep red. Abscesses are often easy to feel by touching. The middle of an abscess is full of pus and debris. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/abscess#1

In brief: Yes

You should avoid direct contact with the others, their clothing and bedding.
Some are infections that can be be spread by touch but not by air. An abscess is a tender mass generally surrounded by a colored area from pink to deep red. Abscesses are often easy to feel by touching. The middle of an abscess is full of pus and debris. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/abscess#1
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