Wrestling isn’t a sport for the faint of heart. It involves getting your body twisted into awkward holds, with common problems ranging from skin diseases to “cauliflower ear.” Zaid Khatib, MD, is a former Revere High School wrestler and coach who is now a second-year fellow with the Akron Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine team. He shares […]
We’re coming up on wrestling’s peak season and something as simple as a rash could be devastating to these hard-working grapplers, derailing their entire tournament season. About 90 percent of the rashes we see are caused by ringworm, herpes and bacterial infections, such as staph impetigo. They are highly contagious and if left untreated, the […]
With indoor sports at the peak of season, especially wrestling, common rashes and infections are abundant this time of year. The ones we see time and time again are ringworm, herpes and bacterial infections, such as impetigo and MRSA. Though they’re fairly easy to treat — many with oral antibiotics — they are highly contagious […]
This weekend is the highly anticipated Bill Dies Memorial Wrestling Tournament at Firestone High School. It’s this time of year our office is looking more closely for one of the highly contagious rashes that could disqualify these hard-working grapplers from tournament season.