Training with ringworm

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by itsallwrestling, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. itsallwrestling White Belt

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    My ringworm is almost gone now, its just a faint red circle, if i completely cover it with athletic tape would it still spread? (its just below my knee)

    *Im not trying to hide it IMO, just stop it from spreading onto my training partners. I will of course tell them i have it before rolling
     
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  2. Ballistics Purple Belt

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    I would imagine 90% of everyone who responds to this thread to say not to train until it is completely gone. Me personally, if I was training and someone told me they had ringworm I would still roll with them. Ringworm isn't a big deal.
     
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    LOL, are you serious we had a dude whose ringworm spread to his hands and legs from his feet. It took him 2 months to recover and be cleared to roll. I dunno if he treated it well but I would ask a doctor if it was ok before you roll.
     
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  4. Ballistics Purple Belt

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    Heres how I look at it, I get it either way. So whether or not I am consciously doing so really doesn't make a difference to me. I'm willing to bet, at any one time someone has it or it is on the mat.
     
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  5. mrpopenfresh Red Belt

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    Everyon knows tape prevents the spread of infectuous diseases.
     
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  6. jackandcoke Blue Belt

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    ^^^^hahaha
     
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    Rolling for a year in my dojo, no ringworm(knock on wood). You need a dojo that keeps cleaning mats and good hygiene, I shower pre and post Bjj classes.
     
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  8. dat1978 Purple Belt

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    Showering before rolling actually puts you more at risk. Just fyi.
     
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    Showering pre jiu-jitsu washes protective oils from your skin. Definitely shower as soon as possible after though.

    As far as the original poster... Based on your description it's hard to tell. It could be gone and pink from minor scaring, or you may still have it. How long have you been treating it? How have you been treating it, and how long has it been since it itched?
     
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  10. ILGrappler Purple Belt

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    I'd be pissed off knowing you were on the mats with ringworm. I know you want to train, but that's selfish.

    Ballistics, stop being a dirty bastard.
     
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    I wouldn't care. Typically just tape/bandage it up and keep trucking. Wear a long-sleeve? spats? etc.
     
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  12. krutch11 Orange Belt

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    As long as you can cover it up fully (with clothing preferably), I wouldn't complain. If I seen it on someone I was rolling with though, I'd probably be like "WTF!?".
     
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    You haven't been training long enough. It WILL happen, accept it, treat it, and skip class until it clears up. That way it won't spread to everyone else in the gym and make it's way back to you.
     
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  14. StopDropRoll Blue Belt

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    So long sleeve rash guards are pretty much useless?
     
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  15. itsallwrestling White Belt

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    Ive been treating it for 12 days, there is still a pink ring there however the skin is not raised and feels smooth when touched, there hasnt been any itching for about a week, thoughts?
     
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  16. itsallwrestling White Belt

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    The bit about the skin being smooth wasnt entirely true, the skin is sort of flaking :L however its not raised
     
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  17. Freestyler Purple Belt

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    Just make it known.. whoever doesn't want to roll with you because of the worm, won't.
     
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  18. TangoMF Blue Belt

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    No. Wait until it's gone.
     
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  19. roacher Guest

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    i'd wait until its gone
    generally they say that you should continue treatment 7 days after visible symptoms
     
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  20. Vladameer Orange Belt

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    there will always be someone with it, so by you skipping class so people dont catch it seems abit pointless
     
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