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Dr. Elliot Duboys
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
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A 47-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
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not likely: People have been swimming with scabs forever. Obviously don't pick at them, they are there to protect you while your body heals. Furthermore, ocean ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny
37 years experience General Surgery
Yes and yes: There frequently are combined anaerobic and aerobic ionfections causing flesh-eating (necrotizing) disease. The antibiotics used to treat them are tai ... Read More
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A 16-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 32-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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
37 years experience Plastic Surgery
Flesh eating bacteri: Yes!
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
38 years experience General Surgery
Wound : We all have bacteria on and in our bodies . An infection is when these bacteria cause an inflammatory response . This can be associated with a wound i ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Palafox
23 years experience Breast Surgery
Maybe not: The diagnosis of "flesh-eating" bacteria is not based on just one thing. A patient will have a relatively small area of cellulitis but really severe ... Read More

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