Prevention of communicable skin conditions:
See NFHS Wrestling Rules Book pages 60 to 62. This covers prevention very well.
Treat with antifungal cream. Lamisil is the best OTC antifungal cream available. Apply twice a day until clear, then continue treatment for 1 more week. Put cream on starting from the outside working toward the center. stopping treatment early will cause fungus to grow again & it may become harder to treat. If ringworm is inside the hairline, see your doctor ASAP!
Cold sores or matt herpes:
If sore is on or borders on the lips, treat with Abreva cream. Apply 5 times a day for about 5 to 7 days. If sore is somewhere else on the face, see your doctor for Valtrex or Zovirax oral treatment. Do not self treat sores that aren’t on the lips–see your doctor ASAP!
Psoriasis & eczema:
Have your doctor fill out a NFHS physician release for skin lesions.
Boils or severe acne:
See your doctor for treatment. A severe boil may be caused by MRSA (pronounced mursa) & early treatment is vital.
For further information or clarification, please email or call me.
360-659-7488 – home
360-530-7761 – Haggen Pharmacy in Marysville