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Posted by: zippie | 2011/05/12

boil

Hi doc

My boyfriend had a boil which was drained by a doctor. He is currently on antibiotics and received an ointment to apply inside his nose.

I live with him. Is it possible that I can become infected even though he is on medication?

What can we do to avoid it from spreading - either to my body or elsewhere on his?

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Zippie

Once treatment is started, it is unlikely for stapholococcus to spread. Good hygiene will prevent it from spreading to your body or his.

Regards



Dr Anrich

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Posted by: Justine | 2011/05/12

It is normally a bacterial infection. Not contagious.

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