Even sports with small amounts of physical contact have risks, as the spread of MRSA might take place before or after participation, such as in the locker room.1
How to win when tackling MRSA
Athletes are prone to skin infections such as staph and MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, a type of staph infection that is resistant to several antibiotics). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),1 this is because they:
- Frequently have skin-to-skin contact
- Get cuts and abrasions that allow MRSA to enter and cause infection
- Share items that come into direct skin contact such as towels and razors
- Are not always able to shower or wash hands after exercise or using shared equipment
Proven Hibiclens protection
As simple and easy to use as any liquid soap,2 Hibiclens has been proven to reduce germs that live on the skin.2 In addition to binding to the skin and leaving a layer of protection (without any sticky residue), Hibiclens is:
- Fast-acting – begins killing germs on contact3
- Gentle enough for daily use4
- The #1 pharmacist-recommended antibacterial soap5
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- Final Report 041101-201. Final Report 040907-150
- Paulson, Daryl S. Persistent and Residual Antimicrobial Effects: Are They Important in the Clinical Setting? Infection Control Today 2005; Vol 9. No 4.
- PRACs Report #R05-0225