oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Skin infections: Minor dermatological problems need treatment

Volume 3, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



The sportsman is inclined to believe that skin infections are minor health problems, and frequently fails to realise that even a minor skin infection, either bacterial or fungal, may make him more susceptible to an overwhelming secondary infection, which can be disabling. Additionally, skin infections can interfere with the individual�s physical performance and may affect the whole team.

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