Staphylococcus bacteria can lead to skin infections, and BJJ practitioners are at risk due to close physical contact. Staph infections can range from minor skin irritations to more serious conditions.
Shower before and as soon as possible after your BJJ session to remove sweat and contaminants from your skin. Use antibacterial soap.
Wash your training gear, including your giyour belt rashguard, and any protective equipment, regularly.
Keep your nails short to reduce the risk of scratching or damaging your skin and others'.
Regular handwashing is essential, especially before and after training.
Inspect your skin regularly for any rashes or unusual changes. If you notice something suspicious, seek medical advice and avoid coming for training.
Avoid sharing personal gear, towels, or water bottles.
If you notice a skin issue, immediately use proper first aid and consider seeing a healthcare professional.