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02-07-2005, 06:38 PM
What happens when you get ringworm? How long does it take before you can wrestle again? Thanks
02-07-2005, 07:49 PM
last year i had it my first and last time and it was on my cheek and it was dime sized and hollow in the middle and it took a week/ week 1/2 with prescription medicine
02-08-2005, 08:15 PM
I used to live in a big wrestling town and then moved away and the head wrestling coach at the school(Healy) taught me a neat trick. Take a regualar paper towel, put some mr. Clean on it, and press it against ur arm for about a minute. Do it 2 or 3 times in a night starting at like 6, and ur last one should be right b4 u go to sleep. When u wake up, it will be dead and already disappearing. In 2 days it will be completely gone so u cant see it. But after that night, it will be non-contagious and already looking way better.
02-19-2005, 05:25 PM
I can't believe no adults responded to this. First, if you got ring worm, I hope your coaches know about it and the source has been determined so it can be prevented from your whole team's infection. Second, seek a physician to cure it, don't do it yourself, especially with Mr. Clean, are you nuts!!! Educate yourself on the infection and others similar to it.
Ring Worm: A skin disease producing round scaly patches on the skin, caused by a fungus.
Communicable diseases, skin diseases, in particular, are a threat to wrestlers because of constant skin-to-skin contact and repeated minor abrasions. Skin diseases can sweep through a team unless the wrestlers are monitored and treated effectively. Preventative measures are of primary importance and require the cooperation of each wrestler, and very close observation of each coach. Skin diseases can not only hinder a wrestler but also cause him to be disqualified from competition.
Coaches must also watch very closely for signs of ringworm among their athletes. The rules require or recommend that all competitors be checked by medical personnel for communicable diseases before competition, but the fungus may have already spread among the athletes while conducting practice. Athletes may not be aware of the skin condition since the infected area does not cause pain or illness, but only slight redness, itching and scaling. It therefore does not motivate the wrestler to stay off the mat. The affected area may also not be visible to the athlete. Areas such as the back of neck/hairline, or back often go unnoticed. The fungus infection is very contagious and the athlete should seek medical treatment immediately, and stay of the mat until every bit of the infection has cleared.
Treatment may include oral medication and/or anti-fungal cream. Because of the nature of the sport, the usual method of treatment is not effective because of the excessive sweating. The athlete MUST BE COMPULSIVE in the treatment in order for it to be effective. Treatment takes 3-4 weeks.
Prevention of skin diseases includes showering after every practice. Wrestling uniforms and practice clothing should be laundered after each use, and mats should be cleaned with a disinfectant before each practice. However, most disease transmission occurs through skin-to-skin contact.
Length of Illness: The length of illness is dependent on the quickness with which you seek medical help, the type of ringworm which you have and the organism's sensitivity to treatment. The time can be days to weeks. (On occasion it can be months). also some individuals have a strong tendency to become easily re-infected.
Mat Maintenance: Wrestling mats must be washed every day prior to practice with a sodium hypochlorite solution (i.e. bleach). At tournaments the mats should be washed at the break between each session.
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