Shower and bath areas are found in nearly every building: public as well as private. Regardless of the venue, all have the potential to be some of the nastiest places in the building. In most cases, shower and bath areas are the one place sanctioned for the dirtiest of dirty: going to the bathroom and cleaning our bodies. Shower and bath areas are chock full of bacteria, dirt, sweat and even blood and serve as a perfect portal for illnesses and infections. When at home, you may have multiple people using the same bathroom everyday. Each with their own bacteria and each wanting to stay clean and germ free. We understand that whether you’re a homemaker, an athletic director, a custodian or a coach you know how many germs and bodily fluids have passed through your shower and bath area and we know how desperately you want to keep them clean.
Understanding all the infectious diseases can be fairly overwhelming, but it’s more important than ever to appeal to recommendations of sanitizing experts. Among these are The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) who know how important it is to maintain a clean and sanitary environment. Not paying close attention to these recommendations can have devastating consequences. One small, often unnoticeable open wound that contacts the right kind of bacteria or virus can prove devastating to the victim as well as anyone who comes in contact with them. Many of these are avoidable situations and occur frequently with hard to treat illnesses like MRSA, Staph or Herpes Simplex Virus.
Because MRSA and Staph may be difficult to treat, they can keep someone out of commission for quite some time. Whether this means out of school, work or off the field. Facts like these would prompt anyone to take action in keeping their shower and bath areas as well as their personal belongings clean and protected. Use Clear Gear Sports Spray to treat shower and bath areas as it’s specially designed to kill germs, viruses and bacteria that cause a variety of nasty illnesses and diseases.
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) has long recommended that health care professionals, trainers, athletes, custodians and homemakers take precautions to prevent the spread of these highly infectious diseases. Some groups are more susceptible to these infections as we see an unmistakeable increase in cases of MRSA, herpes gladiatorum and impetigo among high school and college aged athletes.
Some suggestions that can help prevent the spread of communicable illnesses and diseases in shower and bath areas includes:
If you do find yourself injured, care for the wound immediately by having a doctor or someone else qualified tend to it. Remember that if you do suffer a visible or open wound or injury, you will likely be prohibited from playing in any sporting event until you have been treated and cleared by a medical professional. Extra care should always be taken to keep shower and bath areas clean and free from bacteria or waste. Shower and bath areas should be cleaned or treated regularly using Clear Gear Sports Spray. At Clear Gear, we understand the goal of playing is to compete and enjoy yourself. Don’t hold yourself back with a preventable, drawn out and painful illness. Use Clear Gear Sports Spray and keep on playing.