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Skin Infections Among Athletes

SKIN INFECTIONS AMONG ATHLETES... Understand What You Are Fighting An impressive campaign against any skin disease must start with a strong understanding of the problem. There are three types of pathogens. Bacteria: the two primary bacterium that cause infections in sports are Staphylococcal and Streptococcal. Fungus: can survive in any moist environment. The most common fungal infections among athletes are Athlete's Foot, Jock Itch and Ringworm. Viruses: the major cause of viral skin infection in athletics is Herpes Simplex Type-1. Once an athlete has acquired this virus they are infected for life. Terry Brands 3X World Champion-Freestyle Wrestling Things you should know about skin disease Fun Facts • Studies show only 70% of athletes wash their hands after using toilet. MRSA HERPES A serious variation of Staph An incurable viral infection • Bacteria double their number every 20 minutes. 30% of athletes are colonized with staph, less than 2% are colonized with MRSA. 1 out of every 6 individuals aged from 14 to 49 years have genital herpes. The most common form of Herpes among athletes is Herpes Gladitorium Damp hands spread 1,000 times more germs than dry hands. • Every square inch of skin on the human body has about 32 million bacteria on it. IMPETIGO RINGWORM A contagious infection that causs blisters Ringworm, isn't a worm at all, it's a fungus • Bacteria become a problem if they get into and under the skin and "colonize". This bacterial infection most often appears on the face, especially around the mouth and the nose. This "tinea" fungus has different names. Tinea Corporis (arms & legs). Tinea Capitis (scalp). Tinea cruris (groin area) also called jock itch or athlete's foot. • Athlete's Foot is likely to affect males more than females and adults more than children. Cross-contamination is the major reason for the proliferation of skin problems in contact sports. • Fungal pathogens survive in moist environment • In athletics the major cause of viral skin infection is Herpes Simplex Type-1. Most people don't consider towels a dangerous threat. But the fact is Staph can be picked up from surfaces that are often just touched, including personal items, like towels, mats, razors, wash cloths, and training equipment. 12 PREVENTION TIPS THAT WORK 1) Shower immediately after practice or a competition. 2) Use bath soap with natural antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties. 3) Do not use products containing Triclosan. Use Products like Defense Soap. 4) Keep your skin clean and dry. 5) DO NOT share equipment or clothes with anybody. 6) Wash training gear every day with Defense Soap's Super Shield.. 7) Do not share towels, hairbrushes, headgear, or other personal care items. 8) Wear clean footwear or shoes at gyms, lockers, and pools. 9) If you notice a sore or lesion, show it to the trainer or coach instantly. 10) If you come in contact with an infected person clean with natural antifungal/antibacterial products. 11) Disinfect all practice mats and equipment daily. 12) If it appears that an infection is getting worse, visit the doctor immediately. 15% OFF Defense Soap Use Promo Code: SKININFO Defense Soap. Defend what you have built.

Skin Infections Among Athletes

shared by eviedawson22 on Jun 18
Skin infections have been a matter concern for the trainers, coaches and for athletes themselves. Bad news is skin infections are able to pass from one athlete to another. While the majority of these ...


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