November 9, 2015

For Logan Media Services

CARTERVILLE-- Skin infections can sideline an athlete just as quickly as any typical injury. While skin infections are common in athletics due to physical contact in a number of sports, a little extra attention and common sense can go a long way in preventing these pesky problems from happening in the first place.

Click here to download helpful ways to combat skin infections and protect yourself and your team.

Remember, your Sportsology athletic trainers and sports medicine physicians can quickly evaluate and treat your skin symptoms and prevent infections from spreading to your teammates.  

Fast fact: According to the Minnesota Department of Health, skin infections can account for up to 10% of time-loss injuries in some sports and cause serious illnesses.

SARAI YATES is a Sportsology coordinator afiliated with Southern Illinois Healthcare.