Skin Infections in Athletes

Skin infections can take athletes out of the action and put them on the sidelines. Wrestlers, rugby players, and others who participate in sports where there is direct skin-to-skin contact have an increased risk of getting contagious skin infections. While most cases of skin infections are mild and treatable, without the right treatment, some can be very serious and even life threatening. Learn how to prevent the spread of skin infections and safely participate in sports.

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