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Go to student center to work out. Always sweaty equipment after the dudes use it. Can I get sick?
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Possible, unlikely
You should wipe down the equipment with a cleaner before you use it.
The gym should have it around somewhere. Otherwise ask the staff. It's a shame the other people don't have enough sense to wipe down the equipment after using it - that's just bad manners. But you should wipe it down in case they may have had a skin infection. However, it's unlikely you would catch something.

In brief: Possible, unlikely
You should wipe down the equipment with a cleaner before you use it.
The gym should have it around somewhere. Otherwise ask the staff. It's a shame the other people don't have enough sense to wipe down the equipment after using it - that's just bad manners. But you should wipe it down in case they may have had a skin infection. However, it's unlikely you would catch something.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
perhaps having the gym management post reminders to clean equipment after use will instill some courtesy & good hygiene habits
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