By Josh Gross, SI.com Inside MMA
Former WEC champion Cole Escovedo suffered from a staph infection in 2007. First diagnosed as an ingrown hair, the disease nearly shut down his body. After Escovedo, Leopoldo Serao and Kevin Randleman also had bouts with MRSA.Perched above the ring after professionally…
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October 21, 2015 3:01 pm | No Comment
It’s wrestling season. For some parents of youth wrestlers this could be a frantic time.
Which style of wrestling to choose? What are the best camp to go to?What is the best equipment?
Well, to be honest, …
April 20, 2010 8:09 am | No Comment
By Jill U Adams Special to the Los Angeles Times
April 19, 2010
The Food and Drug Administration announced April 8 that it will be taking a look at the safety of a widely used antibacterial chemical, triclosan.Triclosan — as well as its cousin triclocarban — is found in liquid hand soaps, deodorant bar soaps, face washes, deodorants, toothpastes and mouthwashes, and as well as in germ-fighting cutting boards and socks. In January, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) wrote letters to the FDA and the U.S. Environmental Protection ….
January 10, 2010 10:56 am | 3 Comments
Jock itch, also known as crotch itch, gym itch, eczema marginatum ringworm of the groin, or tinea cruris, is a fungal infection of the groin caused by dermatophytes (Microsporum, Trichophyton, and Epidermophyton). It is more common in males, and is predisposed by increased moisture (as in hot, humid summer times), which promotes growth of the fungus.Jock itch tends to cause itchy or burning sensation in the groin, thigh skin folds, or the anus; the rash…
May 18, 2009 7:46 am | One Comment
Staphylococcus aureus , often referred to as “staph,” are bacteria commonly found on the skin or in the nose of healthy people. Approximately 25% to 30% of the population are colonized with staph bacteria (i.e., carry the bacteria without becoming ill). Sometimes staph causes minor skin infections (e.g., pustules, small boils) that can be treated conservatively,without antibiotics. However…
May 13, 2009 9:02 am | 7 Comments
Tamara Spann, ATC
Hughston Athletic Training Fellowship
The sport of wrestling is very tactile. With every move and every throw comes the risk of obtaining skin infections. The danger of skin infections is a growing concern among wrestlers, parents, coaches, and officials. Prevention and early diagnosis is very important…