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Did you know, many nasty smells come from sweat and body fluids sitting on fabric for an extended period of time. Most of these smells are found in your locker room, weight room or in your bag that you bring home.  Bacteria feeds on your sweat, so your clothes are going to get smelly over time, especially when they stay in your bag!  The gas bacteria excrete not only smells foul, but also causes topical skin irritation and even staph infections. Workout clothes should be washed after each practice and washed in hot water to kill germs and fungus that can...

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What Is Ringworm? Ringworm isn’t a worm. Ringworm (also called serpigo) is an infection of the skin that’s caused by moldlike or parasitic fungi that live on the dead tissues of your skin, hair, and nails. Most often characterized by a reddish to brownish raised or bumpy patch of skin that may be lighter in the center. Giving the appearance of a “ring.”  Anyone can get it from head to toe. Ringworm on your scalp tends to start out as a bump. It may turn flaky and scaly, and your scalp may feel tender and sore to the touch. Many...

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Most of us have discovered that hand sanitizers are a convenient alternative when handwashing with soap and water isn’t possible. You can help protect yourself and your family with simple hygiene. But what about away from home or outdoors? Germs are everywhere! They can get onto hands and items we touch during daily indoor and outdoor activities and can make us sick.  What do schools and coaches use to kill COVID, infectious skin diseases and/or a broad spectrum of germs and viruses? Many schools and coaches have switched to Antiseptic Body Wipes & Sprays that contain a fast and safe...

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It is true, athletics officials continue to tighten up COVID protocols when State Department of Health and Human Services reports an increase in clusters among middle and high school sports teams. This is because now Health and Safety protocols overall are taken more seriously among coaches, athletes, and parents then when they were first introduced. Regardless of the sport, coaches know any game could be their last. Players and parents also know their season is at stake. This is especially a huge concern for seniors and their parents. We have found most teams have tightened safety protocols since practices first...

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Every level of sports has made great strides over the years, but perhaps no level has made a bigger jump than high school sports. It is hard to believe in this COVID Era, but high school sports are back. Some high schools, rivals that of collegiate programs. Some schools have dominant teams in many different sports, while others specialize in just one or two sports, like football and wrestling. More sports mean a student athlete must choose which one to join, making it harder for the coaches to field their school’s best athletes and be competitive.  The United States has...

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