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THE SKIN OR THE MAT: PROTECTING THE MOST IMPORTANT SURFACE Read Now

THE SKIN OR THE MAT: PROTECTING THE MOST IMPORTANT SURFACE Wrestling is a sport that demands mental and physical strength. Every move and throw presents the risk of an invisible opponent entering the competition. We’re talking about bacteria and viruses that can cause skin infections. The NCAA Injury Surveillance System indicates 15% of all practice time loss in wrestling is due to skin conditions. MRSA, Staph, Impetigo and other skin infections are rampant in high school and college sports due to the amount of skin-to-skin contact between athletes, as well as the exchange of bodily fluids from one wrestler/athlete to...

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