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.

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