- Sports Safety Minute
Sports Safety Minute
Why should I care about skin infections in sports?
Questions about MRSA and other skin infections? You can find more useful information in this video.
Although the risk of spreading a skin infection is higher in sports with greater skin-to-skin contact (i.e. wrestling, basketball, etc.), all athletes can be at some risk.
What harm can they do?
Depending on the infection, one can suffer from reoccurring itching/blistering/sores to life-threatening emergencies.
What should I do if I see signs of infection?
Follow-up with a physician and take any prescribed treatment as instructed.
How can I prevent future infections?
Proper daily hygiene
Thorough cleaning of any common surfaces before/after activity
Not sharing towels, water bottles, etc. with teammates
Visit us on YouTube for more information on skin infections.
Information on MRSA from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
MRSA - can often appear similar to a spider bite or pimple.
Ringworm - classic "bullseye" sign.
Impetigo - honey-colored blisters or crusting.