What Should I Know About Necrotizing Fasciitis?

Q:
What should I know about necrotizing fasciitis?

A:
Necrotizing fasciitis is a type of soft tissue infection. It can destroy the tissue and muscles both in and beneath your skin. So, necrotizing fasciitis is a condition involving “flesh-eating bacteria.” The bacteria that cause necrotizing fasciitis can enter the body following surgery or injury. They can also enter the body through:
• minor cuts
• insect bites
• abrasions

Symptoms
• Blisters, bumps, black dots, or other skin lesions
• fatigue
• weakness
• fever with chills and sweating
• nausea
• vomiting
• dizziness
• infrequent urination

It can be fatal if not treated promptly. So, please go to your doctor if you have symptoms above.

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