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  1. redaxe Silver Belt

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    This is why they inspect people for ringworm before wrestling meets
     
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  2. Tcolvin12 Yellow Belt

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    Ring worm happens. If you keep it bandaged and soaked with anti lamisal it usually dries up pretty quickly. I would roll with you if its covered up.
     
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  3. Bebop Brown Belt

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    no, they prevent mat/gi burn. come on, people. your shirt and your tape are not like condoms. they are porous. just like your toilet seat covers in public restrooms, microorganisms can easily go through them.
     
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  4. Ballistics Purple Belt

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    lol Im not a dirty bastard. Seriously. I'm confident that I am the cleanest person in the gym. The people that I won't roll with, are the dirtbags who hang dry their gi after training, and then wear it the next day and wash it once a week. That's just fucking disgusting.
     
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  5. mrpopenfresh Red Belt

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    A rash guard prevents you from getting mat burn, and mat burn are open sores wich beg to be infected by nasty bacteria. In a sense it helps.
     
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  6. jackandcoke Blue Belt

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    Our rule #6: Anyone with a skin infection cannot participate in classes
    until it is treated and then checked by the instructor
     
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  7. Ybot Purple Belt

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    Eh, if it's still flaking, I'd wait longer.
     
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  8. redaxe Silver Belt

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    Yeah, not to mention that training will make it worse because of the sweat and friction. Even if it's almost gone, it could come back if you train, you could re-infect yourself. Wait until it's completely cleared up.
     
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  9. Ashton Allez Cuisine!

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    I rolled with a guy that had his shit taped up and claimed it was "dead."

    Surprise! I got fucking ringworm. I stayed off the mats for four weeks just to be sure I wouldn't be a douche and spread it to anyone else. Don't be selfish, take the time out to make damn well sure its gone.
     
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  10. Ballistics Purple Belt

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    I guess next time you should just decline rolling with someone who has ringworm and not be shocked that you have it when you do.
     
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  11. Ashton Allez Cuisine!

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    They shouldn't even be in the gym.
     
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  12. Ballistics Purple Belt

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    It's only ringworm. But why did you roll with him if he shouldn't be there in the first place? Don't get me wrong though, I do see where you are coming from. When I got ringworm, I stayed off the mat but I went down to watch. I let everyone know I had it too.
     
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  13. MMAR15 Orange Belt

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    I would decline to roll with someone who had any active break out.

    I have alcohol wipes in my gym bag and wipe down exposed skin after rolling. I then go home and shower.
     
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  14. Ashton Allez Cuisine!

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    Because after 6 years of training with zero skin infections I figured I was invincible. Never again.
     
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  15. Ballistics Purple Belt

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    6 years?! How the hell...
     
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  16. akdms Blue Belt

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    Ringworm may not be a "big deal" when it comes to your health, but causing your team mates to lose time on the mats is. And before you say that they will only lose a class or two... I got ringworm in my beard and scalp last year. It's almost impossible to kill there and keeps coming back every time you kill it with topical creams. I spent a total of three months off due to ringworm outbreaks. I had to see three different doctors, and was prescribed two different oral medications (the first one wasn't effective and it came back), which are hard on your liver. Luckily I have good insurance so it only cost me around $150 in co-pays and meds, but if I didn't have insurance it would have easily cost almost a grand (my insurance was billed about $1,500).

    Oh, and if it gets in the finger or toe nails, it will take upwards of a year on medication to clear up.

    So no, do not go back and train until you are sure it's dead.

    EDIT: Meant to say three months off.
     
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  17. Ballistics Purple Belt

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    I know this.

     
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  18. Dim Sum Punch Blue Belt

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    Yuck. I am not sure I could roll knowingly with one of the infected!
     
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  19. tiger.shark To the sharks!

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    It's not just about telling people and letting them decide if they want to roll with you. STAY OFF THE MAT! I wouldn't roll with you, and you dirtying up the mat anyways just ignores that fact.
     
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  20. jackandcoke Blue Belt

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    qft, stay off the mats dirtyasses
     
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