Boils (Folliculitis or Furuncles) - Causes

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Staphylococcus aureus can spread from one part of the body to another, and from one person to another, via fingers, skin-to-skin contact, and contaminated clothing. Boils are most common in adolescents, and affect boys more often than girls. Sufferers of boils seldom have a problem with their immune system, although boils can be very florid when the immune system is abnormal.