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.
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.
Precautions From MRSA: