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Let’s face it, All wrestlers are going to get some sort of skin lesion or infection at some point in their career.  Ringworm, Impetigo, MRSA, and more…all of these can be passed from one wrestler to another.  These skin issues can be devastating to a wrestler.  They can keep them off the mat for an entire season if not treated promptly and correctly.  They can even require harsh prescription drugs to treat them and leave scars on their body.  There are many treatments out there for skin issues.  The best solution is to never get the infection.  There are so many products available to protect our wrestlers from these creepy crawlies.  Start with barrier foam. This is applied before they even hit the mat.  It creates a layer on the wrestler’s skin, preventing contact with the infected area on their partner.  This keeps the infection from ever getting on him/her.  The next step is disinfectant wipes.  I like Defense brand. They are all natural and less harsh than some of the chemical disinfectants available.  As soon as the wrestler finishes with his match he just wipes down his exposed skin, wiping away any contagions he has come in contact with. These are especially convenient when travelling to tournaments where showers are not available.  The next step in prevention is soap and body wash, again I like the defense brand because of the lack of harsh chemicals.  The soap and body wash can be tossed in the wrestler’s bag and used immediately after practice or a tournament where showers are available. If you want to keep your wrestler free of skin issues and on the mat as much as possible use these preventative products and rest a little easier! 
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