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 be effective.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
- Continues killing germs for up to 24 hours4
- Proven to significantly reduce C. difficile,5 MRSA and other infections6
- Gentle enough for daily use7
- The #1 pharmacist-recommended antibacterial soap8
When and how to use
You can protect yourself and family members by ensuring everyone washes at least once a day with Hibiclens, which continues to kill germs for up to 24 hours.4 Athletes should wash more frequently with Hibiclens, and studies suggest that athletic trainers and care providers should also use it throughout the day.9
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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.
- MBT Study No. 582-106, Study Protocol # 592. 1. 11. 12. 12
- Rupp, Mark E., et. al. Hospital-Wide Chlorhexidine Patient Bathing Project. University of Nebraska Medical Center 2010. Poster presented at 2010 SHEA Annual Scientific Meeting.
- Climo, Michael W., et. al. The Effect of Daily Bathing with Chlorhexidine on the Acquisition of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus, and Healthcare-associated Bloodstream Infections: Results of a Quasi-experimental Multicenter Trial. Critical Care Medicine. 2009;37(6):1858-1865
- PRACs Report #R05-0225
- Ferrara MS, Courson R, Paulson DS. Evaluation of Persistent Antimicrobial Effects of an Antimicrobial Formulation. Journal of Athletic Training. 2011;46(6):629-633