Definition Rewrite- Christianity19

Skin Disease while wrestling

How can wrestlers try to prevent skin disease? As the students in high school and college wrestle during the season they are susceptible to get skin diseases when at a wrestling match or a wrestling practice. But until they aren’t contagious they need to add lotion and wait until it heals. Since wrestling is a high contact sport it’s common to get skin diseases while wrestling because you have to take showers after wrestling and take the proper precautions. Ring worm and other skin diseases are common with wrestlers. Wrestlers can prevent skin diseases by checking their body on a daily basis after and before wrestling practice. Mats should be cleaned twice daily with disinfectant cleaner. Wrestling mats should be cleaned two or three hours before each practice or competition. No matter how you put it wrestlers are the most likely to get different skin diseases because the sport is really high contact.

If you take care of your skin and then wrestle you would radically prevent the ability to get skin diseases and spread it to other wrestlers. After all, according to Young, L., Motz, V., Markey, E., Young, S., & Beaschler, R. to use an disinfected on the wrestling mats before and after wrestling matches so that they prevent kids to get skin diseases. To reduce the spread of skin infections is that wrestling mats and equipment have to be cleaned on the regular. Also, cleaning the mats and the equipment helps also prevent sickness with other wrestlers. Another best practice to prevent skin disease is to having wrestlers have hand held gels and to receive annual vaccinations so that the wrestlers are less likely to get skin diseases. On the other hand, wrestlers need to help in talking part of reducing the ability to get skin diseases and to not to spread it to other wrestlers; Wrestlers are high at risk when they don’t check their skin. But skin diseases while wrestling turned out to be a different case all together: less harmful to a person but can pose a risk to other wrestlers.

Cleaning the mats before and after wrestling matches would radically reduce the number of kids getting sick and prevent others from catching skin diseases. As Mallmann, W. L.. notes this time in “HYGIENE OF WRESTLING MATS,” skin diseases are completely visible . The way how to take care of wrestling mats is by using anti-bacterial to get limit the ability to get skin diseases. The wrestling mats are known to harbor organisms indicative of pathogens, disinfections should be used on the mats. Weekends offer the better time to disinfect the mats because during the week they are wrestling. On the other hand, wrestlers have to do their part as well to make sure they are helping to keep the wrestling mats clear of infection of skin or any possible disease. Even wrestling mats can be cleaned with bleach and other household cleaners that you might find that has peroxide in it. Also, mats should be cleaned two to three hours before each practice or competition. Spray the disinfectant on the wrestling mats to clean it before or after wrestling on the mat. Bleach, peroxide or rubbing alcohol will all work. For every two squirts of this on the mats, you’ll want to add one squirt of water, creating a ratio of 2:1. This is so the mat gets clean; but so no disinfectant gets on the wrestlers’ skin the next time the mat is used.

Taking a shower after wrestling practice and wrestling matches will reduce the ability to get skin disease while wrestling. Whereas for skin disease while wrestling, again according to Anderson, B, a single body wipe can prevent skin diseases while wrestling. Also, is that you need to maintain the mats like for example you need to wash it down after every single wrestling practice or wrestling match because you may not know what skin conditions people may have. Getting the mat cleaned after wrestling matches and practice will reduce the ability to get skin diseases. Checking your body before wrestling matches and wrestling practices you will reduce the ability to get skin diseases. The more time it takes to take a shower than you will reduce the ability to get skin disease from wrestling. In wrestling you should remember to put on lotion to reduce other wrestlers from getting infections. Finally wrestling will be safe when wrestlers take care of their body and make sure they don’t give any other wrestlers skin disease.

Finally, there is treatment for pediatric skin disease while wrestling. Skin diseases from wrestling are common to happen because they are sweaty and in close contact with the other opponent. Also, skin diseases are treatable from wrestling you just need to go and see you dermatologist to get medicine for the skin disease. Even the skin disease is way into the tissue of your skin so its hard to get treated especially if you’ve been wrestling like every single day. On the other hand, the most common treatment for wrestling skin diseases are tropical anti-biotics such as Bactroban. Also, another common cure for wrestling skin diseases and infections is lotions and other medicines. The affected area for needs to be treated three times per day for ten days until the infection or disease is gone completely. But for larger infections an oral medication is needed to be taken to get rid of it completely. Wrestlers have a higher risk of getting skin diseases than football players, but will have to deal with the possibility to get infections while wrestling.


Anderson, B. (2012). Effectiveness of Body Wipes as an Adjunct to Reducing Skin Infections in High School Wrestlers. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine22(5), 424–429.

Mallmann, W. L. (1924). HYGIENE OF WRESTLING MATS. American Journal of Public Health14(7), 569-570.

Silverman, R. A. (2000). Office-based treatment of pediatric skin disease. Pediatric Clinics of North America47(4), 859-865.

Watson, A., Haraldsdottir, K., Biese, K., Goodavish, L., Stevens, B., & McGuine, T. (2021). The Association of COVID-19 Incidence with Sport and Face Mask Use in United States High School Athletes. medRxiv

Young, L., Motz, V., Markey, E., Young, S., & Beaschler, R. (2017). Recommendations for Best Disinfectant Practices to Reduce the Spread of Infection via Wrestling Mats. Journal of Athletic Training52(2), 82–88. 

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7 Responses to Definition Rewrite- Christianity19

  1. davidbdale says:

    As I told you in class, Christianity, I will be spending only about 15 minutes to provide feedback and grade your Definition Rewrite because you did not request Feedback Please.


  2. davidbdale says:

    Paragraph 1.
    —You’re asking a Causal Question at the beginning of your Definition/Categorical Argument, C. This may turn out to be a very fine essay (I’ll know when I finish reading it), but it’s unlikely to be a good Definition Argument if it asks and answers Causal Questions.
    —You don’t answer your own question. Instead, you suggest how they get skin diseases and what to do if they get one anyway.
    —You continue with more cause/effect comments.
    —THIS is your first attempt to answer your opening sentence:

    Wrestlers can prevent skin diseases by checking their body on a daily basis after and before wrestling practice. Mats should be cleaned twice daily with disinfectant cleaner. Wrestling mats should be cleaned two or three hours before each practice or competition.

    —That’s good advice, I’m sure, but it should follow the question immediately.
    —At the end, you suggest that the answer to your question REALLY is: Wrestlers CAN’T prevent skin disease.
    FOR YOUR REWRITE: Find an actual Definition or Categorical theme as your subject. If you’re going to ask Causal questions, answer them immediately.

    How does “checking your body” prevent skin disease?
    Does showering contribute to skin disease? You seem to describe it as a cause.


  3. davidbdale says:

    Paragraph 2.
    —You’re still giving Cause/Effect advice at the beginning of P2, C.
    —You haven’t described “take care of your skin” yet, so be sure you do; otherwise, your advice won’t be valuable.
    —Disinfecting the mats sounds like good advice from your experts. (It’s not something the individual wrestlers can do, though. It’s the responsibility of management.)
    —Hand gels sound useful. Vaccinations (against what?)
    —When you say “On the other hand” but then don’t change the subject, readers get confused.
    —How does “checking the skin” reduce the high risk?
    —I just don’t understand this sentence at all:

    But skin diseases while wrestling turned out to be a different case all together: less harmful to a person but can pose a risk to other wrestlers.

    How can something that isn’t harmful to an individual be harmful to others?


  4. davidbdale says:

    Paragraph 3:
    I don’t know why this simple instruction requires more than 200 words, C. It could be said very simply:

    Even if wrestlers appear to be uninfected with skin diseases, the mats should be cleaned before and after every use with a mild disinfectant such as peroxide and rinsed after cleaning to avoid transfer of the disinfectant to the wrestlers’ skin.

    Consider a radical edit when you rewrite.


  5. davidbdale says:

    Paragraph 4
    —The only new material in P4 is the advice to shower. Apparently, longer showers are better. Followed by lotion before hitting the mats. What kind of lotion is unclear. Maybe you mean an antibacterial gel? I don’t see much here that needs to survive to the revised draft.


  6. davidbdale says:

    This is what I hear you saying:

    When precautions fail to prevent skin disease, and non-prescription remedies don’t cure the deep-skin cases, wrestlers may have to get prescription remedies such as Bactroban from a dermatologist.

    The specific details of how long treatment lasts, or how often it needs to be applied, don’t add much value to your presentation, C.

    Overall, there doesn’t seem to be much need to prove that wrestlers get skin diseases or that anti-bacterials can prevent them or cure them. Is there something controversial about your topic that REQUIRES a persuasive argument to change people’s minds, C?


  7. davidbdale says:

    I see you’ve alphabetized your References in the past hour, C. That’s polite, but it won’t change your grade. The time for revising is long overdue, and changes to the order of your sources is not what’s needed.


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