Skin Infections, Viral

Viral infections of the skin are commonly seen in athletes. Excessive sweating, tight clothing, and close skin-to-skin contact may contribute to the occurrence of infection. Because many of these diseases are potentially contagious to other athletes, a rapid diagnosis and initiation of treatment is important to prevent spread to teammates or opponents. Although most of the lesions resolve with no treatment, athletes often do require treatment in view of the high rate of transmission to other athletes if the condition is left untreated. ...

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