The two most troublesome skin infections in wrestlers are herpes gladiatorum and tinea gladiatorum. After breaking out with lesions on his face, he was later diagnosed with herpes galdiatorum, which is caused by the virus. By contributing to this forum you agree to abide by the Rules of Conduct outlined on the Post Message page. Is this common? It can cause large carbuncles from which it can seed the blood system causing sepsis. This infection, sometimes referred to as “mat herpes” or “wrestler’s herpes,” is called herpes gladiatorum. It has nothing to do with genital herpes.
Wrestling practice will resume December 23. While the skin on these areas is thicker and not typically susceptible to HSV infection, transmission is helped along by abrasions or damage to the skin, as can certainly happen during wrestling. This is not a new condition, but rather a more significant outbreak than has been noted in past years. While anti-viral creams and medications help, they don’t rid the skin tissue of the underlying virus. A few things we won’t tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. >> I DO THINK THEY SHOULD TAKE RESPONSIBILITY BECAUSE THEY’RE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CHILD WHEN THE CHILD IS IN THEIR SPORT. Executive Director of the National Wrestling Coaches Association, Mike Moyer, said some simple hygiene improvements can help prevent skin infections.