Sport-related skin and soft-tissue infections (SSTIs) can effect the health and careers of athletes at any level, across all sports

MRSA colonization was found in 8%-31% of all athletes who play a contact sport. Skin trauma/wounds can damage the cutaneous barrier, allowing microorganisms to penetrate deeper layers

Notable MRSA infections reported across the NFL: Cleveland Browns, NY Giants, Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, LA Rams, Washington Redskins, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots

In 2005, 9% of the 58 players on the LA Rams had MRSA infections due to turf burns

In a study of high school football athletes in Pittsburgh, 14.4% of the players developed MRSA infections. Linemen had a 4x greater risk of MRSA infection than other positions

“Circumstances point towards an increased risk in acquiring fungal infections in professional hockey players”

Open and untreated sores can lead to bacterial infections in hockey players

Notable players sidelined due to skin related conditions: Marian Hossa, Joe Thornton, Mikael Renberg

DuraDerm SPORT kills on contact

DuraDerm® SPORT Kills on Contact


  • Escherichia coli
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Staphylococcus aureous
  • MRSA – superbug
  • VRE – superbug
  • Acinetobacter baumannii – superbug
  • Bacillus subtilis
  • Clostridium sporogenes
  • Streptococcus pyogenes


  • Aspergillus niger – superbug
  • T. rubrum
  • Candida albicans
  • D Aspergillus brasiliensis


  • Herpes Simplex 1—cold sores
  • Herpes Zoster—shingles virus