Ringworm...

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  1. LCDforMe

    LCDforMe Purple Belt

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    I got myself some ring worm and noticed it last night. I believe it is from the mat where I roll at...I am putting some tinactin on it and taping it up when I roll so it doesn't spread. Any other advice/stories?
     
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    Stay out of training for at least a week. That shit spreads easily and will surely aggravate the other guys who happen to catch it rolling with you. Inform your coach or professor as well so that he's aware of it.
     
  3. VampireMonk

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    call your school,
    tell them you got freakin ring worm,
    so he can freakin sanitize the mat,
    and you stay out until it heals and get
    real hungry for more training.
     
  4. TapouTime

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    BRO PLEASE do not roll take a week off and wait till it heals that shit is not cool remember you got it from someone who probably taped it up and rolled. that shit is not cool if somone at my school told me they had ringworm i would not let them roll on the mats with everyone else its just common mat ettiquite. oh and use lamisal AT itll be gone in 7 days. I use something to ruff it up like a green scratch pad then clean it and apply the cream like 2-3 times a day.. that shit works wonders.. even after its totally gone wait 2-3 more days. ive gotten ring worm alot because other people think they can keep it from spreading.
     
  5. DMcKayBJJ

    DMcKayBJJ Blue Belt

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    AGREE WITH ALL^^^
    Tell the coach/instructor, so the mats can be disinfected REGULARLY.
    DO NOT ROLL UNTIL IT IS GONE!!!
     
  6. LCDforMe

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    lol, my coach said just tape it up and come back out and wrestle (when I told him yesterday). I'll wear a longsleeve shirt then I guess and tape it up...that shoudl do well.
     
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    Your coach is the reason you got it lol.
     
  8. Gregster

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    You need to put Tinactin on it, keep it covered, and stay the hell off the mat. Heat, sweating, and friction will aggravate and inflame a ringworm infestation.

    Don't listen to your coach, call a dermatologist for advice on it if you have questions.

    And I, for one, am a little concerned about your coaches' attitude. If I was him, I would a) postpone or cancel classes until I'd disinfected the mat and b) have each student either submit to a ringworm check of their exposed skin before rolling or excuse themselves from class. The school may not be the source, but if it is, having a a training hall that is counts as an epidemiological disease vector is unhealthy and not good for business besides.
     
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    Doont roll unless its covered up if not your an asshole because you will givie it to someone else
     
  10. LCDforMe

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    I plan on covering it up. I don't think it will be a big deal becuase it will be covered up...I am putting sum gauze over it then putting duct tape around that shit. I've been using Tinactin and the dermetologist gave me me some cream to put on it. She said nothing about staying off the mat.
     
  11. Soid

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    Dude be considerate and take some time off. Unless you are one of those guys that never washes his gi, and trains without deodorant because you don't give a fuck about your training partners.
     
  12. Colby18***

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    I remeber i got it it...8 weeks out from my fight...i had ringworm on my face and scalp (i have a bald head) and staph on my arm. If you really need to train with it, just medicate it (go to the doctors and get the good shit so it wont be contagious for the ringworm) and just cover it up. I took a couple days off from grappling but was back in there within a week training.

    Normally i would hve taken the time off but this was crucial for me to train. Just cover up. I wore like jogging pants with under armor a sweatshirt and a skull cap and taped up my infections...you break a hell of sweat but at least you save your partners from it.
     
  13. bingo.
     
  14. Stay off the mat dude, I swear to God I have got that shit so many times and it was just from people not telling everyone they had it and rolling anyways. Just keep medicine on it, and keep it dry.
     
  15. Jimmy Cerra

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    USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!! THIS IS NOT PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE. CONSULT WITH A DOCTOR OR PROFESSIONAL ATHLETIC TRAINER FIRST!!!

    Dude don't use duck tape. You'll be sorry! Use athletic tape or even better stretchy athletic tape. I recommend "Mueller Tear-light Lightweight Elastic Tape" which is around $2.00 a roll. But still make sure you competely cover it and tell everyone you roll with about it and they should shower afterward with anti-bacterial soap (you too). I was a student athletic trainer in high school.

    USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!! THIS IS NOT PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE. CONSULT WITH A DOCTOR OR PROFESSIONAL ATHLETIC TRAINER FIRST!!!
     
  16. LCDforMe

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    What the hell is with the disclaimers?

    I put guaze, then some of that atheltic tape you talk about and then duct tape over it. It was fine. I told everybody I was with, they were cool with it. The instructors knew and I'm taking time off until Saturday anyway.

    Your disclaimer said to consult a doctor...I went to a dermetologist...they know a lot about skin don't they?
     
  17. Jimmy Cerra

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    I just (1) don't want to be sued and (2) you should always get a second opinion on internet information. A dermatologist is a doctor specializing in treating the skin, so yes they are a good guys to consult.

    I think duck tape really isn't very easy to use in athletic competition or practice unless you cut it into 1" width strips (and even then only for anchoring athletic tap). It doesn't stretch very well with your body either, I think. But if it works for you, and it doesn't give you a rash, go ahead and use it. Get a doctor's or medical professional's advice first, ok.
     
  18. LCDforMe

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    lol, alright man...don't worry I'm not going ot sue you.

    Thanks for your responses guys.
     
  19. DMcKayBJJ

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    Dude...did you SPECIFICALLY tell the dermatologist that you were a competitive wrestler, and that you routinely are in close, skin-to-skin contact with other wrestlers, in an athletic environment...and ask her specifically if you were putting either yourself and/or your opponents at risk of catching your same skin infection were you to continue training/wrestling while still infected and contagious?

    Or did you just ask, uh, can I still wrestle?

    Any dermatologist who knew anything about tinea corporis (aka ringworm), let alone other common wrestling skin infections like herpes gladiatorum or methicillin-resistant staph. aureaus furunculosis, would tell you to stay off the mats until it was cleared up.
     
  20. azizam77

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    Definitely stay off the mats for at least a few days..till the worm starts to clear up...

    the only additional piece of info I can give is to use Nizoral shampoo...its Ketoconazole and is a active in treating athletesfoot/jock itch and or ring worm....

    the shampoo is indicated for dandruff...but my experience is that this with a topical cream like Lamisil or Tinactin...that will boot this thing quick...I also shower with the Nizoral after EVERY training session..
    .an ounce of prevention can save a week off the mat!

    Doesnt hurt to wear a long sleeve rashguard either...avoid the skin on skin contact in the first place
     

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