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What things affect the chances of getting necrotizing fasciitis?

What things affect the chances of getting necrotizing fasciitis?

IV drug abuse: Unfortunately, most cases I have seen come from individuals using dirty needles or unsterile technique when utilizing illegal IV drugs. So don't start a drug habit! your overall health will also contribute - diabetes, immunocompromised, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Necrotizing Fasciitis (Definition)

This is tissue destruction by multiple infectious organisms.It is a life threatening condition requiring aggressive ...Read more


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Went swimming at jax beach 2 weeks ago no symptoms what are my chances of getting necrotizing fasciitis?

Went swimming at jax beach 2 weeks ago no symptoms what are my chances of getting necrotizing fasciitis?

Misinformed?: Your skin is a good barrier to infection. Did you shower and clean yourself? We do not predict illness. We treat symptoms. If you have no symptoms you do not need treatment. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get necrotizing fasciitis?

Fortunately rare: This is a very dangerous condition which must be treated asap and aggressively to remove (debride) all the dead and affected tissues. In genital are known as fournier's gangrene. ...Read more

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Could I get necrotizing fasciitis from a dog bite?

Could I get necrotizing fasciitis from a dog bite?

Certaintly: If the bite is deep enough and the enocculation is so severe to cause rapid destruction of tissue. So if the bite turn red and swollen and draining. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a skin infection(pus in skin,inflamed,painful) developing into necrotizing fasciitis?

What are the chances of a skin infection(pus in skin,inflamed,painful) developing into necrotizing fasciitis?

Rate Dependent: NecFasc happens fast. By the time your in the hospital, your organs are failing, let alone the actual limb or skin region. It's rare. Very common is cellulitis, carbuncles, erysipelas, all degrees of the same thing, an infection starting at the skin. Then there are abscesses, when the body forms a wall containing pus. They are by far more common, People with Necfasc have hard time getting into ER. ...Read more

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Could someone get necrotizing fasciitis by getting head from someone with strep throat?

Could someone get necrotizing fasciitis by getting head from someone with strep throat?

Not likely: Only some rare strains of strep cause true nec fasc. You would see an unmistakable painful swelling of your genitals. ...Read more

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Why aren't maggots used to treat necrotizing fasciitis?

Initially: Maggots are not used because prompt surgical debridement is the procedure of choice because this rids the area of necrotic tissue. Maggot debridement would take to long. After the initial insult is over, one could use maggots to clean the wound up. ...Read more

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What is necrotizing fasciitis?

Serious infection: Necrotizing fasciitis is a serious potentially life threatening infection that causes tissue death (hence the term necrotizing) very rapidly. It is treated with agressive surgery, antibiotics, and sometimes hyperbaric oxegyn therapy. ...Read more