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Should I still go to work if I have a skin abscess? I am on antibiotics

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In brief: Yes

You could keep the area covered with a bandage, and wash your hands frequently.
Unless you work around very ill people in a healthcare situation, you are at low risk to other people at work or at home.

In brief: Yes

You could keep the area covered with a bandage, and wash your hands frequently.
Unless you work around very ill people in a healthcare situation, you are at low risk to other people at work or at home.
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Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Probably

Unless the abscess is particularly disfiguring or in a painful place that would cause disability while at work, then going to work should be fine.
The area should not be exposed to people.

In brief: Probably

Unless the abscess is particularly disfiguring or in a painful place that would cause disability while at work, then going to work should be fine.
The area should not be exposed to people.
Dr. William Lizarraga
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