I think i may have gotten a staph infection at my gym...

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  1. SovietRussia

    SovietRussia What? You pooped in the refrigerator? OT Supporter

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    what should i do about it? would they let me out of my memberhsip contract for this? :ugh:
     
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    a bunch of sweaty people using the same shit will spread shit from time to time, doubt they'd let you out of a contract.

    go to the doctor staph is a huge pain in the ass so go to the doctor
     
  4. SovietRussia

    SovietRussia What? You pooped in the refrigerator? OT Supporter

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    They won't let you out of the contract, most of the time there is a waiver in the contract.
     
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    This is the reason I tell you people to wear gloves in the gym. Just hope that you didn't get a MRSA infection.
     
  7. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Unless you have open wounds on your hands or something that shouldn't really be an issue. Exactly what were you doing?
     
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    Ricey McRicerton New Member

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    Gloves are just damp things that bad shit likes to live in.
     
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    Yeah like ripping a callous off, which happens pretty often if you're moving weight. You know that already though.
     
  10. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Yeah thankfully I havn't done that in a while.
     
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    Layne Staley New Member

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    If you have stuff living inside of your gloves, chances are pretty high that it is YOUR shit living in there.
     
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    staph is all over the place in gyms. seriously.
     
  13. Memor

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    i got one, not from the gym, on my forearm like a month ago

    went away in a week with antibiotics

    go to the doc
     
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    How can you guys tell if you have a staph infection?

    I have always been worried about this and try to wear pants and gloves in the gym as much as possible. I really need to get a pair of sandles for when I walk around the locker room/sauna/shower though.
     
  15. SovietRussia

    SovietRussia What? You pooped in the refrigerator? OT Supporter

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    i have been to the doc. am on antibiotics for a week, and it doesnt appear to be doing anything. :wtc:
     
  16. SovietRussia

    SovietRussia What? You pooped in the refrigerator? OT Supporter

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    dude. get a pair of thongs/shower shoes before the next time you go to the gym! srsly
     
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    ah really? that sucks

    i got one cream thing, and used it...took like a week for the bumps to go away and i still used it for another 1.5 weeks after that to make sure it was gone. The doc did say there was a slight chance the cream wouldn't work on me and if so, to come back to him and he'd prescribe something else...so definitely head back there if it doesn't improve :hs:

    so weird that i got em on my forearm
     
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    it's like a superzit

    you'd notice it

    i had two next to eachother that looked like a snakebite
     
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    I've had this thing on the bottom of my foot for a few months now. It looks like a mesquito bite, but has a black head on it that is hard and solid. I go around the showers/sauna with no shoes/sandals.... I didn't think it was anything to worry about, but now I am kinda worried.

    Doesn't hurt or anything though.
     
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    i hate stinky people at teh gym who reek from that "NEVER wash their clothes" odor. and then i have to use the machine they were last on. ewww. inconsiderate motherfuckers
     
  21. Memor

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    sounds exactly like a staph

    go to the doc dude
     
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    Injured members or those at college can freeze their accounts at the gym I go to.

    Tell them the situation and say at the end of your contract you'll go somewhere else if they can't freeze your account.
     
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    I guess i'll make an appointment just to be safe.

    I googled some pics and it does not look like the same infections shown by google images.... but better than sorry I suppose.
     
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    none that i know of, it just itched and hurt a bit, the doc lanced it and gave antibiotics...bascially told me "yeah nothing you can do to prevent getting these, no biggie, will be gone in a week, good luck"
     
  25. MaineSucks

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    this country really needs a shot of test
     
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