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    The past 2 months I have had 5 spots the size of a quarter. I haven't trained in 2 weeks. Is there a chance I am reinfecting myself? Maybe with my razor? Is this something some guys get more than others? I am fair skinned. I now am going to use a different towel everyday and wash cloth. Noone I train with is having trouble. I think i got it in my last MMA match 2 months ago. It sucks. Any advice will be great. I don't make it to shower until 1 hour after rolling.

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    You know its a fungus, right? I don't think it goes away on its own, you need anti fungal cream
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    Lamasil 4 times a day until its all gone. Be sure to wash all of your bedding

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    Lamasil - if that doesn't start clearing it up pretty quickly, see your doctor. There are some tinea that have become drug-resistant. There are also some things that look kind of like ringworm, but aren't fungal.
    I think the study was done at Lehigh, but I am not sure. They found that if you wash the area of the lesions with Selsen Blue shampoo before applying the Lamasil, the infection clears much faster. I don't know if some other shampoo would work - Selsen Blue was the product they used. That is the technique I recommend to my wrestlers and we have had pretty good luck clearing tinea quickly. I have my wrestlers show me anything that could possibly be ringworm. We start treatment immediatly, just to be safe. A lot of the time whatever-it-is goes away in a day or so - not ringworm, but better safe than sorry.

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    By the way, yes, definately use a clean towel/washcloth each time you bathe. Also, dry the area of the infection last. A towel is a great way to spread tinea all over your body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M Richardson View Post
    By the way, yes, definately use a clean towel/washcloth each time you bathe. Also, dry the area of the infection last. A towel is a great way to spread tinea all over your body.
    Ringwork transmission is like MRSA. Always wash your workout clothing in HOT water with an antibacterial detergent and hot dry the clothing. All wash your clothes after each workout. If you use a locker, disinfect it and those around it you can.

    If you (or your wife) do a cold water wash for your regular clothing you might want to consider washing all of your clothing in a hot wash before wearing any of it.

    Why, there was a case last fall involving 10 cross country runners that all came down with MRSA. The only connection was the fact the team uniforms were being washed together in cold water. We were pretty sure it was the wash that enable the transmission. After all were treated and they began using hot washes there was no return.

    Last, do you have workout equipment in your home? That too can be a oint of transmission, sweat on the bench etc. Disinfect it too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jiujitguy View Post
    The past 2 months I have had 5 spots the size of a quarter. I haven't trained in 2 weeks. Is there a chance I am reinfecting myself? Maybe with my razor? Is this something some guys get more than others? I am fair skinned. I now am going to use a different towel everyday and wash cloth. Noone I train with is having trouble. I think i got it in my last MMA match 2 months ago. It sucks. Any advice will be great. I don't make it to shower until 1 hour after rolling.
    Poor dude.

    Go to the dermatologist.

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