Tea tree oil is an essential oil extracted from the Australian native plant Melaleuca alternifolia. This oil’s antibacterial and antibiotic benefits makes it an exceptional natural remedy for a number of skin conditions. It can be used to ward off all three infectious organisms causing skin infections among wrestlers: bacteria, fungus and virus. Involvement of skin contaminations including ringworm, herpes, impetigo and MRSA is one of the main health concerns among wrestlers.
However, preventing a skin infection is wise than treating one. Wrestlers should clean their skin often with tea tree oil wipes. Most of skin problems can be prevented with applying some drops of Defense Tea Tree Essential Oil a couple times a day until area is 100% clear. Bathing with tea tree oil soap after each practice and match is recommended. For any serious skin concern, wrestler absolutely should get professional advice.
For some guidance on using tea tree oil to your advantage follow this power point presentation on “10 Tea Tree Oil Uses For Athletes”.
Athlete’s foot is an infection of the feet caused by fungus. The medical term used for athlete’s foot is tinea pedis. It appear when a kind of fungus develop on the skin of your feet. This is most common type of tinea fungal infection that may also infect heels, palms and skin between the fingers.
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Athlete’s foot often affects more men as compared to women, presumably because men usually wear airtight footwears. Best effective prevention from athlete’s foot is daily use of an natural antifungal bath soap. Athlete’s foot can turn good days into bad days if occurs during important competitions.
Here is an infographic explaining things you should know about athlete’s foot.
Mixed martial arts is one of the most troubling sports in terms of getting wounds, cuts and injuries. Here athletes fight to win the battle forcefully, so injuries are undeniable.
Injury prevention during defensive mma training is always one of the major goals of coaches. This goal often conflicts with the requirement to provide high level and dynamic mma training. Highly trained instructors and use of protective gears can’t protect from injuries in mma.
Can a sports injury convert into skin infection?
Following are some recommendations to help prevention of skin infections in wrestlers from sport injuries during MMA training:
1) Shower immediately after practice and competitions.
Now that you understand the risk, let’s get to it! Watch this video for helping you preventing skin infections from sports injuries during your time in gym or arena.
We know that MRSA infection is a common occurrence in MMA sport, especially because fighters are spending a lot of time grappling. This microbe is generally found in the bodies of all individuals without causing any harm. The causative agent commonly enters the body through an open cut or hair follicles. MRSA gets transmitted by skin to skin contact. However, unclean machinery and tools are also known causes of MRSA infection. In some cases, they may find their way into the bloodstream, and cause other infections and health issues in the body.
Wash Your Hands: The most essential method of prevention is proper hygiene, such as hand washing with natural soap. Hand washing is one of the oldest and most reliable methods to prevent MRSA (staph infections).
Here are the proper guidelines to hand washing:
Watch this video below to learn the right method of bathing and keeping yourself safe from the infections that can put a combat sportsperson’s career lurking in doubt.
Wrestling tournaments can be quite overwhelming for some of us, and, therefore, mental toughness is of great significance while preparing oneself for such big tournaments. This article is written to help the wrestlers to develop mental strength, overall confidence and better hygiene to succeed in what is known to be one of the toughest sport – wrestling! Hopefully, you will enjoy and learn from the article.
1. Have Solid Reasons to be Confident
2. Listen to Music to Feel Calm
3. Defend What You Have Built
4. Stay Hydrated
5. Don’t Forget to Have Fun
Preparing yourself for the wrestling tournaments in the right way will invariably help you to stay in the right shape and mind. With the right tactics, you are bound to be winning your matches and standing on top of the podium as an unbeatable champion. Good luck!