4 Common Signs You Have A Staph Infection From Gym- Video

Do you wash your hands before and after using the equipment at gym? Do you clean your workout mat and gym towel? NO! This may make you infected with staph infection.  Staph is a bacteria that can withstand extreme conditions like temperature and moisture. This bacteria can survive very well in a gym on floors, mats, towels and machines. Once you get this infection, there are few signs you need to look for. Below is a video from Health Expert sharing 4 most common signs you have a staph infection.

It is very important to know that what is staph infection and what are the prevention measures. Signs of staph infection includes nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, low blood pressure. The infection often begins with a little cut, which gets infected with bacteria. This can look like honey-yellow crusting on the skin.This type of infection is very common in the general population and more common and more severe in people with weak immune systems. People who have diabetes or weak immunity are particularly prone to developing cellulitis. 

As said earlier hygiene is better than cure. Infected athletes should not be allowed visiting gyms until treatment renders them noninfectious. 

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MRSA Infections Shown To Peak During Summer – An Infographic

Summer months bring a heightened risk for bacterial, viral and parasitic infection that leaves athlete grappling with photo-allergies and skin diseases. The summers are the perfect breeding time for a lot of bacteria and virus and unbearable heat brings with it contagious diseases like Staph and MRSA. The humid weather multiplies their growth patterns developing mild infections at first, but can grow to be serious problems later on.

Staph Infection Resources share their recommendations for protection from this increasingly common and potential deadly summer skin infections in the infographic below.

summer skin infectionsMRSA: Common Infections In Summer

  • MRSA, a bacterial infection risk can be increased when an athlete is in certain activities or places that involve crowding, skin-to-skin contact and shared equipment’s.
  • Also, the infection is very common among people with weak immune system.
  • It often develops around open sores like cuts, scrapes, or bites and is resistant to most antibiotics.
  • In the community, most MRSA skin infections may be:
    1. Mistaken for spider bites
    2. Red, swollen, painful, warm to the touch, and have pus or other drainage
    3. Accompanied by a fever

Precautions From MRSA:

  • Washing your hands frequently.
  • Don’t share razors, towels, uniforms, or other items that come into contact with bare skin.
  • Cover and clean shared sports equipment before each use with a disinfectant that works against MRSA.
  • Essential tea tree oil is good preventative for cuts, scrapes and mild skin infections.

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