56%

of all infections in sports are related to the skin

Why are they difficult to discuss?

Don't let skin infections be the elephant in the room

MRSA

MRSA infections have become more common in athletes and can lead to slower healing, hospitalization or even death.

blisters

Blisters are the #1 reported injury in races with 39% of all athletes experiencing disabilities from blisters.

Eczema

Playing sports can cause eczema to flare up as heat, sweat and equipment are common trigger for this disease.

ACNE

Wearing tight athletic uniforms and equipment in hot or humid conditions can cause serious acne breakouts.

Fungal infections

Fungal infections are a common cause of skin disease in athletes. Dermatophytes can spread from fomites such as mats, floors, laundry items, and shared clothing, combs, and brushes, as well as in swimming pools and from direct contact with carriers.

Contact dermatitis

An athlete's skin endures repeated exposure to trauma, heat, moisture, and numerous allergens and chemicals that can cause both allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) and irritant contact dermatitis (ICD).