Many great replies here. I happen to work in a clinic with two Infectious Disease physicians. I posed them the question regarding antibacterial soap. They cited a study that had initially been done, stating that use of antibacterial soaps were the best way to go. However, a few years later this same group had apparently gathered some more information. The new, updated version suggested the use of antibacterial soaps should be used as a hand soap only. Regular soap should be used on the rest of the body. Both should be done frequently. Proper and frequent hand washing is the single, best deterrent to stopping the spread of infection. Why do you think your nurses, doctors and trainers are always washing their hands? Always shower after practice, use a clean towel, and wash your clothes/gear daily.