Posted On:9/11/2007 9:23am
Isn't this the infection Sanchez had when he fought Kosheck?
Posted On:9/11/2007 9:32am
Style: vale tudo
I think I heard about that, but I think it was a 'regular' staph infection not MRSA.
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Posted On:9/11/2007 9:34am
see, people say he had staph, but would they really have let him fight with it? They check fighters pretty seriously for stuff like that. I'm still wondering if it was an excuse for he lackluster performance.
Posted On:9/11/2007 10:01am
It may not have been an outbreak anymore but I wouldn't want to fight someone with staph. It is highly contagious.
Posted On:9/11/2007 10:53am
Do athletic commissions not allow fighters to fight with staph infections? Makes sense... I had a staph infection which was treated with antibiotics, which could be a reason why staph is getting more antibiotic-resistant since this is mostly the way staph is treated.
Posted On:9/11/2007 10:56am
well, staph has to be treated with antibiotics. The main reason for ab-resistant strains of any bacteria though is OVERUSE of them. For example, you get people going to the doctor with a cold and sore throat. They think they need antibiotics for the sore throat and the doc just gives them to them. What they don't understand is the sore throat is a result of the cold virus attaching itself to the throat, NOT streptococcal bacteria. So the antibiotics don't work, but it the bacteria that might be present will slowly start to build a resistance.
Posted On:9/11/2007 11:11am
Style: MMA, BJJ, CMD, TKD, FMA
Let me preface this by "I don't work for this place or have stock or any of that crap" etc.
I just know a fighter that works in production there ;p.
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I used it on leg funk (whatever you call that) and it was cleared up the next day almost completely.
Posted On:9/11/2007 11:15am
I think one of the biggest things people can do is MAKE DAMN SURE WHOMEVER RUNS YOUR GYM CLEANS THE MATS AT LEAST ONCE A DAY (if not more)!!!!
Posted On:9/11/2007 1:39pm
Yeah, I also wear a long sleeve rashguard and gi pants when I train to protect my skin from scratches from training. Obviously you can only go so far (you can't really protect the face, feet, hands, neck etc..). There's always some person in a large class that doesn't like to shower or wash their Gi/ board shorts very often.
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