Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

how do you catch flesh eating bacteria

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
If you are talking: About mrsa, they are most common in prisons, schools, and wherever there is crowded and close contact. It is a form of staph that is more aggressive ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
No it is not: No it is not from cut from weed eater, even though you can get an infection in a cut made from weed eater but it will not cause flesh eating disease m ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Flesh eating germs: There are some scary germs out there that can cause disease very rapidly. The 'flesh eating bacteria' is one of them. Certain strains of Group A Strep ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny
37 years experience General Surgery
Breaks in the skin: An opening in the skin (eg. Cut or abrasion), and exposure to 'flesh eating bacteria' can lead to the rare but aggressive disease/infection.
2
2 thanks
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
33 years experience Infectious Disease
Necrotizing fasciiti: Media reports have popularized the term "flesh-eating bacteria" to refer to a type of very rare but serious bacterial infection known as necrotizing f ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Harris
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
Freak accident: This is necrotizing fasciitis and Fournier's gangrene, two life-threatening infections in which just the right mixture of bacteria get under the skin, ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Los Angeles?: Your question got truncated.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Missavage
40 years experience General Surgery
Flesheating Bacteria: "flesh-eating bacteria" is a description of necrotizing fasciitis. This is caused when bacteria get into the subcutaneous fat tissue, spread, and caus ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Group A Strep: The 'flesh eating' bacteria is also known as Group A Strep. It can be found almost anywhere - but certainly cuts or injuries that are not treated prop ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Bacteria: without food, the bacteria usually dies as well

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month