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Common Skin Diseases for Wrestlers

By: Brie Hensley AT, ATC
Safety and Security Coordinator
Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists, P.C.

Skin diseases are a common theme in wrestling, due to the wrestlers having more one-on-one contact with another wrestler than in any other sport. Dealing with skin diseases can be an embarrassing situation for an athlete, but by not telling your athletic trainer, coach, or parent it can turn a minor situation into a dangerous situation. The most common skin diseases found on wrestlers are Tinea Corporis (ringworm), Herpes Simplex,  Impetigo, Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), Scabies, and Cellulitis.

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