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What Is The Best Treatment For Necrotizing Fasciitis
Immediate surgery: Necrotizing fasciitis requires emergency surgical intervention and wide debridement of all devitalized tissues, in combination with antibiotics given in high dosages. This cannot be managed with only a single modality and if not treated quickly can be life-threatening. ...Read more
Remove dead tissue: Surgery to open the skin and remove the dead tissue under the skin is critical, the sooner the better. Strong intravenous antibiotics and intensive care are also important. Hyperbaric oxygen treatments can help, but are not as important as prompt surgery. Later, the wounds can be closed, sometimes with grafts. The wound vac can help ready the wounds for closure and/or grafting. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
This is a very : Serious infection. While i feel you would know if you had it, any hint at it, such as early cellulitis with ulceration of skin, a feeling of air bubbles or crackling under your skin where you think the infection is, systemic signs like fever and chills as well, or, as it can be seen, a large dead area of skin down to muscle. If you even think you may have it, get to a hospital. ...Read more
Only terminology!: Fasciitis means inflammation of fascia, which is the "gristle" that exists around and between muscle layers. Soft tissue is a general term for non-bony body parts. Necrotizing fasciitis is slightly more specific than necrotizing soft tissue infection, but nf imputes infection whereas nsti implicitly states "infection." both are the same and require nasty bacteria killing tissues unchecked! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please advise what is the difference between necrotizing fasciitis and necrotizing soft tissue infection?
Same essentially: Both are deep soft tissue infections that require surgical removal of infected tissue.NF extends into muscle layers and the fascia that surrounds them. Perirectal abscess, an infection involving the buttocks and rectal area, is a necrotizing soft tissue infection that is not fasciitis. Requires surgery and sometimes a colostomy. ...Read more
Necrotizing fasciitis: Necrotizing fasciitis of the face is extremely rare. Symptoms include increasing pain in short amount of time, more severe than the abcess itself, redness and warmth around the tooth or elsewhere on the body, flu -like symptoms, extreme thirst (from dehydration) in the first 24 hours. Later symptom include violet-colored marks that become blisters filled with dark, bad smelling liquid. ...Read more
Any area of the body: This condition can occur just about anywhere on your body. It is most common in the groin area and in the legs. People who have diabetes, immune conditions, or poor circulation are at higher risk. If you experience skin color changes, pain, and fevers, and the skin changes move quickly, this is an emergency and must be treated immediately. ...Read more
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