Locker rooms are high traffic areas and there by become area for picking up all kinds of infections. The most common being the Staph Infection. Basically, the stapth infection is just one more bacterial infection that is common in most locker rooms. It is hard to stop it from coming in as new guys who come onto a locker room are normally the carriers of such things. It can be a troublesome thing to bring under control, but given the fact that we are talking about your health there can be no compromises.
The best way to keep your self safe is, first to be informed. It is surprising that many men just do not know where the problem lies. Now if this is going to be the case then how are we going to resolve it? So the first thing to get into your understanding is that locker rooms are a breeding place for all kinds of viruses. Too may people think that the ‘management’ is failing. Not really, it is a very hard problem to resolve when you have a high flow of people moving in and out of these places.
Staph or staphylococcus is a family of over thirty dissimilar types of bacteria. Added to this, they are easily transferable. This becomes even easier when the place is warm as normally locker rooms turn out to be with so many bodies moving around in a confined space. It is estimated that as much as 25 percent people carry some form of salph bacteria on them. Even a place like the NBA was a victim to a salph breakout.
So now that you know you would be best advised that the first thing you need to do is to keep those hygiene levels really high up there all the time. You will only jeopardize your own health if you fail to follow this one simple rule. The next best thing for you to start doing on all visits to the locker room is to stop sharing things like towels, flip-flops etc.
They are the most common thing guys feel ok to share. It is also a good way of passing on bacteria from one to the next. So do not borrow or for that matter of fact lend. Lastly, if you do get nicked while shaving or some thing makes sure you disinfect the wound.