Posted On:5/14/2008 3:55pm
Over the past month or so I've developed a serious enmity for the fungi in my life. A few weeks after starting BJJ I got ringworm. I lamisil'd the hell out of that, and it died. A few months after that, it came again. Same thing, lamisil'd, and it died, but not after keeping me out for two weeks. Funglor, as I have now named him, is persistant.
It seems to be a cycle. Every few months I get ringworm, regardless of how fastidious I am about showering after class or keeping my **** clean, and then I use lamisil and Tea Tree and it goes away. I was relavitively comfortable with this trade off, until Funglor broke the fucking rules.
I started a lifeguard job a few months ago which means I walk around in a public pool wearing flipflops all the god damn time. Surprise! Athlete's foot!
Well, I'm sick of this reactionary bullshit. Is there anything I can do to preventatively destroy Funglor's foul legions before they attack my skin? Fire? Full body neoprene
1% Shark is better than you.
Posted On:5/14/2008 4:04pm
Head and Shoulders shampoo.
No I'm not kidding. The active ingredient in dandruff shampoo is a fungicidal. Use it as a bodywash after practice. Generic is like $1.50.
"Pyrithione zinc, found in Head & Shoulders shampoo, is a very effective treatment for ringworm on the scalp and can be used as a body wash to assist in overall treatment."
When I Get Back
Posted On:5/14/2008 4:23pm
And it smells better then apple cider vinegar which will work as well as goldenseal root.
Posted On:5/14/2008 4:39pm
Style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
It may have been the same infection. Make sure you don't have ringworm hiding somewhere else on your body. Like on your scalp. Or in your ass crack.
"No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
i keep tryin to spar, but nothin happens!
Posted On:5/14/2008 5:20pm
Style: karate / bjj
don't forget to wash behind your ears.
Posted On:5/14/2008 6:50pm
a dermatologist once told me that over the counter creams are pretty pathetic. go to a dermatologist and get a prescription for something potent.
Posted On:5/14/2008 7:38pm
Style: This and that
Foot powder is good for preventing athlete's foot. Just get in the habit of sprinkling a little on once a day.
Posted On:5/15/2008 10:09am
Medicated Gold Bond.
Posted On:5/22/2008 1:03pm
Style: WadoRyu Karate, Mixed
You need to locate the guy in the gym you keep catching it from. Arm the rest of the students with all of the excellent suggestions so far, and have a delousing session.
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