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Don’t Get Sidelined by Skin Infections

Sometimes, teammates share more than just the competitive spirit. These common skin diseases among athletes can spread rapidly and ruin everyone’s fun. Below are six season-wrecking conditions that parents, players, and coaches should be aware of:

Concerned you may have contracted one of these common infections? Don’t let long waits for in-office visits keep you sidelined.

Log in to DermatologistOnCall.com, answer a few questions, and upload pictures of your condition. The entire visit takes less than 10 minutes. Within three days, you’ll have a diagnosis and treatment plan, helping you get you back in the game as quickly as possible.

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Looking for more information? Check out these condition-specific resources.

Ringworm: https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/contagious-skin-diseases/ringworm
Impetigo: https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/contagious-skin-diseases/impetigo
Athlete’s Foot: https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/contagious-skin-diseases/athlete-s-foot-how-to-prevent
Acne Mechanica: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/123732
Herpes Simplex: https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/contagious-skin-diseases/herpes-simplex

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