Carbuncle - Prevention
Skin infection - staphylococcal; Infection - skin - staph; Staph skin infection; Carbunculosis
Good general health and hygiene may help prevent some staph skin infections. Such infections are contagious, so care must be taken to avoid spreading the bacteria to other people.
If you get carbuncles often, your doctor may give you antibiotics to prevent them.
- Reviewed last on: 5/13/2011
- Kevin Berman, MD, PhD, Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Disease, Atlanta, GA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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