Skin Conditions in Wrestlers

No other sport is probably more closely associated with skin lesions and infections than the sport of wrestling. Because wrestling involves direct contact, the chances of transmission to an athlete are higher than in most sports. Transmission can occur most obviously by skin-to-skin contact, but can also be spread by contact with objects such as a mat or headgear. While skin infections were once considered a nuisance, they can now be deadly or debilitating, and their proper identification and treatment have never been more ...

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