Best ways to help reduce skin conditions among athletes

Best ways to help reduce skin conditions among athletes
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Published September 10th, 2015 - 17:13 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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Athletes are at risk for skin problems
Athletes are at risk for skin problems

Athletes are especially prone to skin conditions, such as infections.

To help reduce the risk, the American Academy of Dermatology advises:

Protect any scrapes or cuts with regular cleaning and bandaging.

Protect against blisters by using a spray, gel or pad on areas that tend to blister. Make sure footwear fits correctly, and consider special socks or gloves for blisters on the hands or feet.

Wear clothing that wicks moisture from the skin. Wear sandals in locker rooms.

Dry off with a clean towel. Never share personal care products, such as soap or razors.

Wash clothing, towels and sports bags after use. Disinfect all protective gear after use.

Inspect skin carefully each day for signs of infection or injury. Never use bleach or sandpaper to mask a skin issue.

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