Top 5 most common skin infections in BJJ and methods of prevention and cures.

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Skin infections are a concern in contact sports like wrestling, judo, and jiu-jitsu due to close physical contact and the presence of shared equipment. Here are five common skin infections in these sports along with prevention and cure steps:

1. Ringworm (Tinea Corporis):

2. Staph Infection (Staphylococcus Aureus):

3. Impetigo:

4. Herpes Gladiatorum:

5. Folliculitis:


General Tips for Prevention:

  1. Regular hygiene: Shower immediately after training.
  2. Clean gear and equipment: Regularly disinfect mats, gloves, and other equipment.
  3. Personal items: Avoid sharing towels, razors, clothing, or other personal items.
  4. Wound care: Keep any cuts or abrasions clean and covered.

General Tips for Curing:

  1. Pay attention to the PREVENTION steps.
  2. Topical antifungal creams (e.g., clotrimazole, terbinafine).
  3. Antibiotics prescribed by a healthcare professional.
  4. Keep the affected area clean and covered.



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