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Posted by Been there, done that on 2/14/2017, 5:12 pm, in reply to "Re: Additional comments"
Not every parent does the right thing. I, too, have experienced this in my house and my kid was off the mat until we could prove he was not contagious. It took a couple rounds of antibiotics to get the bacteria killed. What started off as STAPH quickly became MRSA, once he was being treated by the appropriate antibiotics it was 7-10 days before the infection was not showing up in his cultures. Then, prior to his release the PCP required an additional second negative culture to ensure that we were not starting a community spread of MRSA. That was also required by our coach, he wanted to protect the other wrestlers in the room. In this case, they are simply keeping the kid off their mats.
Clearly, this is a case of anything for the win and the title. It does not matter if the kid started off with a note for psoriasis or whatever to begin with, secondary infections are incredibly common in any akin ailment to include acne. These conditions require close management not a note at the beginning of the season to protect the wrestler. Something needs to change in this current practice to ensure kids are being treated by the RIGHT doctors and receiving the best treatment for their conditions, not just getting a letter from whoever to wrestle. This isn't just about one kid, but all of our kids & referees who are putting their skin on those mats. In addition to that, when a kid does contact an infection, he/she then puts their family at risk of bringing it home. If someone in their home is immunocompromised it is even more dangerous to them.