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My doctor diagnosed me with necrotizing fasciitis. Just checking - what's the best treatment.?

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Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care
5 doctors agree

In brief: Immediate surgery

With removal of all devitalized tissue combined with broad spectrum antibiotics.

In brief: Immediate surgery

With removal of all devitalized tissue combined with broad spectrum antibiotics.
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Dr. Robert Dorsey
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Surgery + antibiotic

Only treatment.

In brief: Surgery + antibiotic

Only treatment.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Surgery

The best treatment for necrotizing fasciaitis is surgical debridement of the involved tissue.
This should be done asap as the infection can spread quickly. It may require several debridements as well as prolonged dressing changes, antibiotics, possibly hyperbaric oxygen treatments and perhaps reconstructive procs to close the wound. Good luck.

In brief: Surgery

The best treatment for necrotizing fasciaitis is surgical debridement of the involved tissue.
This should be done asap as the infection can spread quickly. It may require several debridements as well as prolonged dressing changes, antibiotics, possibly hyperbaric oxygen treatments and perhaps reconstructive procs to close the wound. Good luck.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Dr. Annette Occhialini
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Urgent care

This requires immediate treatment and hospitalization with appropriate antibiotics and debridement (surgical removal) of necrotic tissues.

In brief: Urgent care

This requires immediate treatment and hospitalization with appropriate antibiotics and debridement (surgical removal) of necrotic tissues.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Barry Press
The key word here is IMMEDIATE.
Dr. Steven Harris
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Are you sure?

Most people with this diagnosis are gravely ill and in a hospital or er with fever and significant pain.
Maybe he said plantar fasciitis (chronic pain in the sole of the foot)?

In brief: Are you sure?

Most people with this diagnosis are gravely ill and in a hospital or er with fever and significant pain.
Maybe he said plantar fasciitis (chronic pain in the sole of the foot)?
Dr. Steven Harris
Dr. Steven Harris
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: I hope you're kiddin

This is a life threatening emergency.
You need knowledgeable care now.

In brief: I hope you're kiddin

This is a life threatening emergency.
You need knowledgeable care now.
Dr. Barry Press
Dr. Barry Press
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Dr. Edward Zimmerman
Cosmetic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Treat ASAP!!

If you truly have narcotizing fasciitis, it is serious.
You have no time to be playing on the internet! this is an aggressive, usually bacterial, infection that ofter requires a multi faceted approach: identify the organism(s) for appropriate IV antibiotic coverage; surgical removal of the dead tissue; consideration for hyperbaric oxygen treatments and careful monitoring in a medical facility.

In brief: Treat ASAP!!

If you truly have narcotizing fasciitis, it is serious.
You have no time to be playing on the internet! this is an aggressive, usually bacterial, infection that ofter requires a multi faceted approach: identify the organism(s) for appropriate IV antibiotic coverage; surgical removal of the dead tissue; consideration for hyperbaric oxygen treatments and careful monitoring in a medical facility.
Dr. Edward Zimmerman
Dr. Edward Zimmerman
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