MATGUARD® Kills Herpes!

HSV infections are common, especially in areas of close contact, such as day-care centers and college dorms, wrestling mats, locker rooms, gym equipment and bathrooms

What is herpes?

Herpes simplex is an incurable disease associated with a painful, itchy, oozing and crusty rash. There are two types of herpes simplex viruses: Type 1 (HSV-1), the most common form, and Type 2 (HSV-2). Type 1 is often called oral herpes and is associated with lesions around the mouth known as cold sores or fever blisters. Type 2, genital herpes, is ordinarily referred to as herpes. It is important to note that HSV-1 can cause genital herpes.

Infected individuals can develop a herpes rash anywhere on the skin and the virus can spread through direct contact even if there is no current break out. The virus lies inactive until triggered to become active again. Triggers include general illness, fatigue, physical or emotional stress, trauma and menstruation. Herpes simplex causes other disorders such as herpetic whitlow, herpes gladiatorum, ocular herpes (keratitis), cerebral herpes infection encephalitis, Mollaret's meningitis, neonatal herpes, and possibly Bell's palsy.

Who is at risk?

Herpes is especially common among wrestlers (herpes gladiatorum) and rugby players (scrum pox, or herpes rugbiaforum). Since herpes can be spread while there are no visible sores on the body, protection among those involved in sports is especially important. HSV infections are common in areas of close contact such as day care centers and college residence halls; wrestling mats, locker rooms, gym equipment and bathrooms can also act as carriers. Generally HSV-2 (genital herpes) is spread during sexual contact with a person infected with HSV-2.

Herpes advice for parents and athletes (killing herpes)

Adopt a policy of safety through prevention with MATGUARD®. Stop season-ending outbreaks before they start with the only 70% ISOPROPANOL solution on the market.

Practice good personal hygiene. Apply MATGUARD® to the hands, body and face before and after every match, practice and game.

Supply the away team with a wipe or spray from our line of antiseptics. Responsibility starts with MATGUARD®.

As part of your safety regimen cover wounds with clean bandages, avoid sharing personal items such as washcloths and razors, wash your uniform after every use and consistently sanitize your hands. You should contact a doctor if an infection develops.

Control your environment with the MATGUARD® line of disinfectants. Wipe down all surfaces including mats, gym equipment, benches, showers, door knobs, light switches, pads and training tables.