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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Antibiotics: It needs to be treated in the hospital with potent antibiotcs. Surgery may be required.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
General Surgery 24 years experience
Soft tissue: Flesh eating bacteria favor the paths of least resistance, usually flimsy layers of tissue that are not well-vascularized.
A female asked:
Dr. Leonard Grossman
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Can happen anywhere: Flesh eating bacteria can be anywhere and that's exactly the reason for good, clean wound care. It does afflict few people, so i would not focus on th... Read More
Dr. Joseph Sucher
Trauma Surgery 27 years experience
Uncommon: "flesh eating bacteria" are bacterial organisms that cause "necrotizing soft tissue infection". These are relatively uncommon infections, amounting to... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Flesh eating bacteri: The symptoms of necrotizing fasciitis include redness, swelling, and pain in the affected area. Blisters may be seen in the involved area of skin. Fev... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
No Relations: Typically, only women experience symptoms associated with trichomonas infection. Symptoms include inflammation of the cervix (cervicitis), urethra.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Necrotizing fasciiti: Necrotizing soft tissue infection is a rare but very severe type of bacterial infection. It can destroy the muscles, skin, and underlying tissue. The ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 years experience
Unlikely: The so-called flesh eating disease is a bacterial infection caused by an aggressive staphlycoccus organism which usuallly infects deeply into the skin... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
They are every where: Bad bugs are every where including your area. Most of the time so called flesh eating bacteria not like sharks , attack in neglected wounds only , w... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Relax: Blue veins on underside of tongue are normal. As to necrotizing fasciitis, in over 50 years of dental training and practice I have not heard of even ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Founding fathers -: Well -- the knowledge of coronary artery disease has evolved tremendously in the past 100 years -- and each new finding is attributed and probably nam... Read More
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