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If you’re not using wrestling hygiene products as a regular regimen with your training, you’re just waiting for ringworm to pounce on you. This goes for using barrier foam before getting on the mat, wiping skin with antimicrobial wipes after a match and using antibacterial soap when you shower. The best preventive program uses all these products, however any regular use of any of these will help. Don’t forget though that the tiny bacterial bad guys don’t just live on your skin; they also live on your equipment, namely your wrestling headgear. If you don’t clean your headgear once in a while, don’t be surprised if the ref calls you out of a match during a skin check because you have a tiny ringworm spot right next to your ear. After a thorough wipe down of your body, use the same wipes to clean all parts of your headgear. It only takes a minute or two, doesn’t use but one more wipe and is just as easy as wiping down your arms, neck and torso. If you’re going to go through the trouble of preventing skin problems on the body, you might as well be thorough and clean your gear too. To be even more thorough, it’s also not a bad idea to empty your wrestling equipment bag and give it a wipe down as well once in a while.
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