Many people consider both furuncle and carbuncle as same. However, they both refer to different things. A furuncle is an acute, round, firm, tender, circumscribed, perifollicular staphylococcal pyoderma that usually ends in central suppuration. Carbuncle is a collection of boils that develop under the skin. When bacteria infect hair follicles, the follicles can swell and turn into boils and carbuncles.
The given infographic by DrAxe on Furuncle vs Carbuncle will help you understand the key differences and similarities between both skin conditions.
Another similarity between furuncle and carbuncle is both affect athletes. Athletes can avoid skin infections at first place with knowing and spreading the knowledge about these infections. This may facilitate implementation of right treatment and preventive measures to ensure the least disruption in athletic community.
Everyone goes to a gym to get stronger and healthier, definitely not to get infections. Unfortunately, researchers have found it to be the breeding ground for a variety of germs. A majority amidst them affects the skin. That’s because the bacteria, fungus, and viruses responsible for skin infections thrive in sweat which is left on the equipment and other warm and moist areas of the gym. Without infection prevention, the dirtiest spots of the gym can lead to life-threatening problems.
Even though when everything is not avoidable, you can look out for such equipment and parts in the gym:
Weight Machines & Free Weights
Let not these nasty skin infections prevent you from doing great things in life. Infection prevention is not difficult if you know where and what you’re dealing with. We hope this post provided the insight you might have been longing for.
As an athlete, you must have had your share of tryst with injuries and infections. Talking about the two, they are infamous for leaving a mark. We also call these marks scars. Scars are signs of physical accomplishments, at least that’s what a lot of athletes like to believe in. We are not defying the truth. But there are other facts that are revealed via these scars. Yes, you may or may nor realize this but the infections you may have incurred are revealed by these scars. Simply because they all look different.
Would you like to know more? You sure would then read on…
Ugly Lines On The Foot
Martial arts can be surprisingly fruitful for your overall growth. There are various reasons to try them including fitness, self-defense, character development, mental discipline and more. How do you know what martial art suits you depending on your goal, physical condition and interest?
Here is an infographic by TaekwondoSydney with a list of most effective martial arts styles and disciplines to choose from.
There is nothing better than a dreamy bath after a long day at training. Baths are therapeutic in so many ways – from saving you from skin infection to cure muscle aches. Many of us spend a lot of money on fancy bath products but few know about the effectiveness of natural bath ingredients.
In the above infographic, HelloNatural is showing 12 natural ingredients for better baths. These ingredients include ginger, alcohol, coconut oil, milk, honey, baking soda, etc. We all have heard of different milk bath recipes and of course the benefits of bath salts but you won’t believe that there are healing properties linked to it.
Coconut oil is very useful after gym shower & bath spa for softening skin. Just simple, everyday things you can add to your bath, with unbelievable healing properties!