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Via Con Dios
12-04-2009, 05:19 AM
why do all these fighters get so many grody staph infections? i know rolling around with sweaty dudes probably isnt very sanitary, but still. what gives?

MattHughesRocks
12-04-2009, 05:33 AM
Not enough

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atomdanger
12-04-2009, 06:38 AM
Need some

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TexasRN
12-04-2009, 10:57 AM
All humans have bacteria growing on their skin. It is a good thing. It is "normal flora" which protects us. The problem happens when a break in the skin allows that bacteria into the body and an infection happens. Rolling at the gym means that these guys are getting other people's bacteria on them. There are strains of bacteria, like MRSA, that aren't found on most people but there are folks who are carriers of it and can spread it even without becoming infected themselves because their body has deemed it their "normal flora." A quick nasal swab at the doc's office can determine that. Just think, any time you touch another person with your body you are exposing yourself to their bacterial soup. Yum.

There are ways to decrease your risk of getting an infection but it happens at even the cleanest gyms sometimes.


~Amy

TexasRN
12-04-2009, 10:59 AM
http://www.textbookofbacteriology.net/normalflora.html

Interesting site that describes the normal flora on humans and where the bacteria generally resides.


~Amy

Via Con Dios
12-05-2009, 07:43 PM
All humans have bacteria growing on their skin. It is a good thing. It is "normal flora" which protects us. The problem happens when a break in the skin allows that bacteria into the body and an infection happens. Rolling at the gym means that these guys are getting other people's bacteria on them. There are strains of bacteria, like MRSA, that aren't found on most people but there are folks who are carriers of it and can spread it even without becoming infected themselves because their body has deemed it their "normal flora." A quick nasal swab at the doc's office can determine that. Just think, any time you touch another person with your body you are exposing yourself to their bacterial soup. Yum.

There are ways to decrease your risk of getting an infection but it happens at even the cleanest gyms sometimes.


~Amy

that makes sense. i was thinking it probably had to do with different strains of staph, but wasn't sure. thanks for the info!

Jason 16
12-05-2009, 07:49 PM
I got staph well cut out of my toe that I got from an ingrown toe nail last night I did every thing I was suposeto to prevent it and well it didnt work

VCURamFan
12-05-2009, 07:50 PM
I got staph well cut out of my toe that I got from an ingrown toe nail last night I did every thing I was suposeto to prevent it and well it didnt work
Pics or shens!! :frantics::laugh:

TexasRN
12-05-2009, 07:56 PM
I got staph well cut out of my toe that I got from an ingrown toe nail last night I did every thing I was suposeto to prevent it and well it didnt work

That sucks. I know that hurts. Sometimes it just happens. Take your antibiotics, the full course as prescribed by your physician. And don't go rubbing your staphy toe on anyone. :laugh:


~Amy

VCURamFan
12-05-2009, 07:57 PM
That sucks. I know that hurts. Sometimes it just happens. Take your antibiotics, the full course as prescribed by your physician. And don't go rubbing your staphy toe on anyone. :laugh:


~Amy
Unless they deserve it.

TexasRN
12-05-2009, 07:58 PM
Unless they deserve it.

Or have the last name of Serra. Just the name alone deserves it.


~Amy

Jason 16
12-05-2009, 08:15 PM
That sucks. I know that hurts. Sometimes it just happens. Take your antibiotics, the full course as prescribed by your physician. And don't go rubbing your staphy toe on anyone. :laugh:


~Amy

they drained it with a scalpel with 5 FING little cuts. this puts me out for the next week wich sucks because Ill miss the first 5 duel meets in saturday.

TexasRN
12-05-2009, 08:21 PM
they drained it with a scalpel with 5 FING little cuts. this puts me out for the next week wich sucks because Ill miss the first 5 duel meets in saturday.


That's too bad. What antibiotic did they put you on? Didi they give you stuff to stick up your nose?


~Amy

VCURamFan
12-05-2009, 08:23 PM
Or have the last name of Serra. Just the name alone deserves it.


~Amy

Clearly. No argument there.

Jason 16
12-05-2009, 08:55 PM
That's too bad. What antibiotic did they put you on? Didi they give you stuff to stick up your nose?


~Amy

Cephalexin 3X a day and naw nothing for my nose they also want me to wash my feet in salt water then hydrogen peroxide after. O they also gave me Vike so Ive been watching south park and kicking back all day

VCURamFan
12-05-2009, 08:56 PM
Cephalexin 3X a day and naw nothing for my nose they also want me to wash my feet in salt water then hydrogen peroxide after

Wow, that sounds like a recipe for joy & happiness.:blink:

Jason 16
12-05-2009, 08:58 PM
Wow, that sounds like a recipe for joy & happiness.:blink:

thats why I have vike:wink:

VCURamFan
12-05-2009, 09:00 PM
thats why I have vike:wink:

Can you come rub your staph on me?? :w00t: :happydancing:

Llamafighter
12-06-2009, 05:17 AM
Can you come rub your staph on me?? :w00t: :happydancing:

That's what she said:w00t:

VCURamFan
12-06-2009, 06:26 AM
That's what she said:w00t:

Hey-ooooo!!!!! :laugh: :happydancing: