What is Gladiatorum herpes?
Herpes Gladiatorum is a condition spread by the HSV-1 virus. This virus is commonly found among athletes who perform in close skin on skin contact sports. These may be judo sports men and women or even wrestlers. Just like any other herpes it is very serious condition that requires treatment.
When an athlete catches gladiatorum herpes he/she can be banned or disqualified from competitions as well as be banned from regular training sessions. Another name for gladiatorum herpes is MAT HERPES.
Herpes gladiatorum, is caused by the herpes simplex virus, this infection is the one responsible for cold sores, blisters. These wrestlers who contract this virus often get sores and blisters around the face and neck area which break open and can weep.
- Shower as soon as you done with training
- Use a good disinfectant soap
- Have your own towel
- Use clean gear for every training session
- Wash your hands often
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth with your hand
- Avoid picking or squeezing sores
Symptoms of Gladiatorum herpes
- Inflammation of the mucosa of the cheek and gum
- Canker sores
- Sore throat
- Difficulty swallowing
These symptoms will typically resolve within two weeks.