How can I keep my carbuncles from spreading to others?
If you have a carbuncle:
- Wash your hands often.
- Do not share washcloths and towels with family members.
- Don’t let others lie on your bed sheets.
- Use antibacterial soap, especially if you have touched your carbuncle.
- Do not squeeze or prick the head of your carbuncle.
- Do not hug or have close contact of your carbuncle with another person.
- Carefully bag and dispose of dressings and bandages that cover your carbuncle.