After a long practice or game, the last thing you likely want to do is go through the lacrosse equipment cleaning process. However, as tempting as it may be to just go and relax, failure to make lacrosse equipment cleaning a priority could have serious implications for not only your equipment, but also your health.
- Mould- There are thousands of different types of mould in the world. Many of these varieties thrive in moist environments and need very little food to survive. If allowed to develop on your sports equipment, mould can cause skin rashes, headaches, bloody noses, and more.
- Ringworm- Ringworm is a contagious fungal infection that can affect the skin on virtually any area of your body. Ringworm looks similar to a rash and can spread easily through skin-to-skin contact. Without proper lacrosse equipment cleaning procedures, your equipment could be teeming with this fungus.
- CA-MRSA- CA-MRSA can cause skin infections that look like a pimple or a boil and often become swollen and contain pus. Although CA-MRSA can typically be treated successfully if it is caught early on, it can result in serious complications, like infections to the bloodstream or lungs, if not treated. Cleaning your lacrosse equipment can prevent the spread of this infection.
Properly cleaning and drying out your lacrosse equipment can prevent the development of mould, ringworm, CA-MRSA, and a variety of other infectious diseases. To make properly storing and drying your equipment easier, we’ve developed storage solutions that will take the hassle out of this process. Contact us today at PROlocker for more information!