How Athletes Can Prevent Skin Infections

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Skin infections are prevalent in athletes, but there are ways to prevent them:

  • Good hygiene is essential. Wash your hands, shower before and after practice and games, and wash your clothes and equipment after every use.
  • Don’t share towels, soap, lotion, or other personal care items.
  • When using exercise equipment, place a clean towel between yourself and the equipment.
  • Wipe down equipment and mats after use.
  • Wear shower shoes in locker rooms and public showers.

Be aware that skin-to-skin contact, common in wrestling and other sports, can put you at a higher risk for skin infections.

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