Chronic ringworm

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Hamburger Legs, May 5, 2008.

  1. Hamburger Legs

    Hamburger Legs Orange Belt

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    What the goddamned hell! I have never had any kind of communicable disease before in my life, then about 6 months ago I got ringworm on the back of my head. I had to miss a buttload of mat time while that went away(with lamisil twice a day). Once that was gone and I basically burned all of my sheets and clothes, I was RW-free for the next month or 2. Now, I swear to god it seems like I get ringworm once a month. Of course now my eyes are trained like a hawk to spot that shit ASAP and lamasil the fuck out of it till it's gone from my body because I can't really afford to miss more than a couple of days from it. I of course wash my shitty ass gi's after every roll, and I sleep in shirts at night, and wash my sheets very regularly/don't use towels more than once, blah blah blah. I even bought this crap from the internet that's supposed to help with ringworm, but although I literally spray it all over my face/head/neck/chest/back/shoulders after every shower(at least one a day), I have gotten ringworm twice in the last mother-lovin month. So to that I say, WHAT THE CRAP?! Any ideas for a more sure-fire prevention? Why the hell am I getting ringworm like err day. I do compete a lot, but I swear, it couldn't be like I'm picking it up once at every competition, right? Plz help, tips, tricks, cheats, end boss codes, GO GO! :icon_cry2
     
  2. DaRuckus337

    DaRuckus337 Black Belt

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    Ringworm recurrence for the first 12 months after a primary infection is not that uncommon, I'm afraid. By the frequency and intensity of the recurrent infection you describe, it unfortunately appears that you are particularly susceptible. What you should do is go to a doctor, get the oral antifungals (they're stronger and work faster than the cream), and make sure your physician knows you have recurrence issues so he will be inclined to just phone you in a new prescription whenever you even think you are facing another outbreak.
     
  3. moochpb

    moochpb Orange Belt

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    I keep gettin ringworm on my face....I ve gone one year without nothing....Then I got staph, now ringworm twice a month for about three months...Its pissing me off...I even use stuff the dr's use before and after surgery to prevent any fungus or disease....I guess maybe I have to wash my bed sheets every darn day...But ya i feel your pain
     
  4. NinjaKilla187

    NinjaKilla187 Blue Belt

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    Have you tried Kenshield? A lot of the Div 1 wrestling programs swear by that shit.
     
  5. Bucketbot

    Bucketbot Blue Belt

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    Hey Man

    You did not mention if you have been to the doctor (i am assuming that you have been as you have a Rx for a topical anti-fungal) so i will give you the following..

    I would say that you should do to your doctor and get it checked out. Some individuals are more suseptable (for a variety of reasons) to ring worm, and you may never have actually cleared the initial fungus...so this "reaccurance" may be the initial fungus popping up again. You may require a stronger topical medication or even an oral anti-fungal.

    If your doctor is clueless and you/your doctor are sure that is purely a skin disorder (read as: it is not a sign of an underlying disease process) ask for a consult to a dermatologist. Dermatologists (a medical doctor the specializes in disorders of the skin) look at skin disorders all day every day...and most likely will give you an answer right away...so you can start treating that problem STAT. It is also possible that what you have is not ringworm and is actually something else (there are a variety of other skin disorders out there that look like ringworm) and again...a dermatologist would be perfect to figure this out for you!

    Good luck man!
     
  6. SteveX

    SteveX Nobody F*cks Wit Da Jesus

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    +1 they have a cans of this in my school for everyone to use before they get on the mat. I don't know about anyone else, but I have yet to get any type of fungi in almost a year
     
  7. JoeHall

    JoeHall Amateur Fighter

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    The shitty part about ringworm, is that somewhere around 20% of all initial cases, will become chronic. I for one, have chronic ringworm. I shower 2 or 3 times a day, but even when I wasnt training, I would still have spots show up. I just buy stock in lamisil and go with the flow.
     
  8. codemonkey76

    codemonkey76 Black Belt

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    i have only had i once, i don't know how long i had it for before i noticed, i shaved my beard and noticed it on my cheek, a stopped training and used what my doc gave me and it cleared up pretty quick, but i kept using the cream until i ran out, just in case. Have had staph once, but antibiotics cleared that up.

    I hate that i have to drive 40 mins to my gym and there is no showers, it freaks me out, we are moving gyms soon and hopefully there will be showers (fingers crossed)
     
  9. FLMikeATT

    FLMikeATT Purple Belt

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    Yeah. That's a bitch driving a long way to class. I think that's how I got ringworm. I would drive down from West Palm Beach to Coconut Creek to train at ATT, which is a 45 minute drive if you use the turnpike.

    Now that I moved, my class (ATTPSL) is literally 2 minutes by car from my place so I can shower 10 minutes after I'm done rolling.
     
  10. krait

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    Not to hijack but its better than starting another thread along these lines.

    Anyone had any experience with Molluscum. I got diagnosed a week back with it. I'm using the stuff the Dr. gave me but curious if anyone had experience with it before especially in the grappling world. It's contagious so I'm not training. Just curious if anyone has experience managing it after the inital outbreaks.
     
  11. omgitsrick

    omgitsrick Green Belt

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    That sucks, I really feel for you man. See a doctor if you haven't yet.
     

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