Caught Staph at the gym.

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  1. Jam_Master_J

    Jam_Master_J New Member

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    Went to the doctor after two painfull pimple looking things showed up on my stomach. Did a lab culture and it turned out to be staphylococcus (staph).

    Months later I've been having nose bleeds so I go to the doc again and find out that shit was in my nose and had been the cause of the nose bleeds. The Doctor then went on to tell me there have been numerous staph related outbreaks at gyms and highschools nationwide and was more than likely where I caught it.

    I now make sure to spray down the machines before I use them so I don't get the Staph aids again.
     
  2. DCyamaha

    DCyamaha O-line found

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    good idea....


    part of the reason i wear gloves...keeps a barrier between me and the last guy to touch the equipment.

    also wash my hands very good after every work-out.
     
  3. Sgt. Ownage

    Sgt. Ownage you gon' be just fiiiine

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    raunchy....shower with nizoral or selsen blue after to kill that funk
     
  4. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    towel between bench & me
    shower right after as well

    i know all the benches/machines are cleaned every 3 hours by the staff at my gym, and they have started to boot ppl out who dont have towels with them.
     
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    illmatix Diamond Studded Member OT Supporter

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    Next time you're at the gym, lick the medicine ball. Should clear that staph infection right up! :bigthumb:
     
  6. Maestro Nobones

    Maestro Nobones Great Job! - GLAD DADS CREW

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    gym for home ftw
     
  7. Phineas Q Stork

    Phineas Q Stork Active Member

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    Wow, that sucks. I might start taking a shower more than once a week now
     
  8. cls

    cls Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in

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    My gym no longer offers free towels to anyone (fitness first in tysons) due to the fact that they don't have enough space for a commercial washer/dryer.

    I'm just waiting for a massive outbreak of... anything.
     
  9. Sammo

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    you spray sanitizer on your hands?
     
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    Our University gym cleans and sterilizes the machines that i rarely use...
     
  11. EE CUMMINGS

    EE CUMMINGS aka RobHuang

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    fucking sick
     
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    I'm a fucking nazi about cleanliness at the gym for this very reason.
     
  13. onslaught61

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    thank god my gym cleans everyday
     
  14. 1.8t

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    I got a staph infection from my school gym back in highschool. The way to tell that its staff is that there will be multiple puss pockets....otherwise known as boils. I had three little volcanoes on my left knee. Took a couple of shots from the doctor and a week later I they were gone.
     
  15. Jeff Merr

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    That's nasty
     
  16. forum95

    forum95 Come see bout us OT Supporter

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    dude did u catch that shit at ballys?
     
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    :roflw:
     
  18. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    I hope its not QUAT Sanitizer and that its that alchool shit
     
  19. michael

    michael FLORIDA > *

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    Yeah..i bet that moist towel just repels the bacteria :o
     
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    the gym i go to doesnt even clean their equipment...if any, until a member complains about it. only things they service are the showers/jacuzzi/lockers.

    i take showers after every workout
     
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    I was in the hospital this week because of menicillan resistant staph and had to be put on iv antibiotics for a few days. It really sucked, still can't walk very well
     
  22. fauxdiophile

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    so they just look like big pimples? what else does it do to you??
     
  23. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Nothing really, but it depends on the type of staph
     
  24. bclimn

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    it doesn't do "nothing", it potentially fatal and pretty painful. If I had my leg less than elevated, blood would rush (due to infected tissue, capillaries, ect) and be pretty painful. In other parts of the body, or in your bloodstream, it can get a lot worse.
     
  25. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    IE: DEPENDS ON THE TYPE OF STAPH!
     
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