Those who frequently go for a gym, swimming or sporting purpose are like familiar with locker rooms where clothes are changed and stored in lockers.However, there are many unexpected health-affected risk behind this kind of changing room. Here are three common diseases.
MRSA Skin Sores
Locker room is an ideal place for contagious disease, especially with skin, due to skin-to-skin contact. Shared towels and equipment are a haven for bacteria. One type, called MRSA, causes painful, pus-filled sores and can spread from one person to another. MRSA is resistant to many antibiotics and requires special treatment. To protect yourself, avoid sharing towels, razors, uniforms, and other items that touch your skin.
This itchy, scaly patch of skin is not caused by a worm at all. Instead, the culprit is a fungus (tinea). Ringworm is contagious, easily spreading through skin-to-skin contact and shared clothing or equipment — even through pets. Most cases are easy to treat with antifungal creams. Alerting yourself and your mates about this risk.
When the tinea fungus sets up shop in the groin or inner thighs, it’s called jock itch. But the infection doesn’t only strike jocks. It typically develops with a lot of sweating and friction. Symptoms include a raised rash with scaly border that may be wet or blistered and itching. It’s rarely severe, but can last for months if not treated. Keep the area clean and dry and apply over-the-counter antifungal creams.