Navigation Links
TopMD Skin Care Offers Skin Hygiene Tips to Help Prevent Deadly Bacteria That Affects National Football League, Midwest High School Athletic Teams
Date:9/23/2013

Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 23, 2013

In recent months, published reports on August 23 and September 24, 2013, announced that two Midwest high school teams and the star kicker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were treated for an outbreak of MRSA, a potentially deadly and often antibiotic-resistant bacterium.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) infection is caused by staph bacteria that is highly contagious and becomes resistant to the frontline antibiotics commonly used to treat ordinary staph infections.

For years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been cautioning against antibiotic overuse and antibiotic resistance. On September 16, the CDC issued an alarming public health warning, and for the first time categorized antibiotic-resistant organisms by threat level. It also called on doctors to be much more stringent about skin hygiene with their patients.

"MRSA is a serious skin infection that is becoming increasingly prevalent, particularly among athletes – from pint-sized wrestlers to professional football players," says Diane S. Berson, MD, Associate Professor of Dermatology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Assistant Attending Dermatologist at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York City. “The ‘superbug’ is nasty and can often be painful, spreading quickly to sports equipment, playing surfaces and by contact from one individual to another. This is a serious and growing public health threat.”

The CDC conservatively estimates that at least 23,000 people die in the U.S. because current drugs no longer stop the infections, with more than 2 million people contracting antibiotic-resistant infections each year. According to Dr. Berson, proper, vigilant skin hygiene is crucial to preventing skin infections. “Intact skin is natural protection but not if it's broken. Any open wound is like an open door. And once an outbreak occurs, it can be hard to contain and costly to eradicate from locker rooms, playing equipment, and other communal surfaces.”

Here are some factoids and tips from Dr. Berson to help stay skin healthy and prevent a bacterial outbreak:

1.    The best practice is a cool shower immediately after contact sports, exercise or activities where skin is prone to infection. Immediate showering after exercise reduces skin infection rate by 70%.

2.    Wash and dry athletic wear after each use.

3.    Look for an effective cleanser like CLn SportWash or CLn BodyWash products that are non-drying and preserved with sodium hypochlorite.

4.    The U.S. represents 4.6% of the global populations yet uses 46% of antibiotics dispensed in the world.

5.    Wear thick cotton socks and change them when wet to avoid blisters and irritation that can lead to sores and infections.

About TopMDTM SkinCare
Founded by inventor and cardiologist Dr. Azam Anwar and internationally renowned dermatopathologist Dr. Clay Cockerell, TopMD Skin Care released its premier product CLn® BodyWash in 2012. As an over-the-counter, non-prescription product, CLn BodyWash is an innovative, non-irritating gel cleanser designed to effectively cleanse skin prone to eczema, acne, infection and folliculitis. The cleanser has been clinically tested to be safe and effective in children (6 months and older). CLn BodyWash can be used in the shower or bath – head to toe – and emulates the effectiveness of a “bleach bath” with greater convenience and portability. Complementary brand products feature CLn SportWash, CLn Facial Cleanser, CLn Shampoo and soon to be introduced CLn Hand & Foot Wash. Learn more at http://www.clnwash.com.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/9/prweb11143252.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. TopMD™ Announces Launch of CLn® Facial Cleanser
2. Dallas-based TopMD, Inc. Names Anne M. Egger to Board of Directors
3. Breakthrough offers first direct measurement of spinal cord myelin in multiple sclerosis
4. Diet Doc Hormone Diets & Weight Loss Plans Now Offers Exclusive Diet Pills Featured on the Television for Quick Weight Loss
5. Phen375 - Clinically Proven Most Powerful Fat Burning Pills Now Offers One Extra Bottle on Select Packages
6. Founder of PTPower.com Offers Fitness Professionals Starting a Fitness Boot Camp or Training Studio 5 Tips to Build a Better Personal Training Business
7. Stonehaven Family Dental of Salt Lake City Offers New Comprehensive Dental Plan to Help Patients Save Money
8. Har Vokse: The Latest and Most Powerful Hair Regrowth Treatment Formula Now Offers 2 Months Extra Supply For Limited Time
9. Healthy Handout Offers Complimentary Nutrition Education Resources
10. Rehab Management Solutions Offers A New ½ Day Workshop to Help Physical & Occupational Practices Remain Compliant
11. Doomsday Preppers Find Protection in Secret-Room Business: Covert Concepts Offers Unique Service to the Growing Niche Population
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple ... care services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster ... Fire Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s ... Alexandria Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s ... The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the ... danger possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains ... a dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and ... plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway ... store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in ... existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to ... home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... -- NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in May 2017 for its highly ... designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative secondary monitor solution, ZeroWire ... support the improvement of patient outcomes, procedural efficiency, and the lowering ... ... ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... 4, 2017  South Korean-based healthcare product Development Company ... "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device will educate the user ... with better efficiency compared to the dated and pricey ... on efficacy of the compression for a more informed ... goal to raise $5,000. ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... third quarter of 2017 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. ... day with the investment community and media to further ... call will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern time. Investors, ... webcast of the conference call through a link that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: