What Is Necrotizing Fasciitis?

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4. What Is the Treatment for Flesh-Eating Bacteria?

Because of the rapid progression of the infection, doctors will hospitalize suspected patients. IV antibiotics and surgery are the most common treatment options for patients with necrotizing fasciitis. While medicines are the first line of defense, most patients will undergo surgery to stop the infection.

Even intravenous antibiotics are at a disadvantage, despite the use of veins, ensuring quick transportation to infection sites. The flesh-eating bacteria often reduces blood flow and kills tissue restricting the antibiotic access, leaving surgical intervention as the only viable option. In severe cases, patients may need blood transfusions and regular debriding of necrosis.

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