Wrestling Skin Infections – Simple Guide

Easily identify and know how to treat common wrestling skin infections.

Wrestling skin infections are misdiagnosed all the time (including by doctors). Treating the wrong infection can lead to making it worse, meaning more time off the mat or worse, hospitalization. This simple guide will help you:

  • Understand the differences between ringworm and impetigo
  • Identify all common (and not so common) skin infections that can come from wrestling
  • Know when an infection is serious enough to go to the hospital
  • Identify other types of skin conditions that often are mistaken for infections
  • Learn how to treat all common infections and when the wrestler can return to practice & competition
Guide to wrestling skin infections