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March 28, 2016

Necrotizing Fasciitis

FRONTLINE ER in Richmond, Texas is dedicated to providing high quality medical care to patients suffering from necrotizing fasciitis, more commonly known as flesh-eating bacteria.

Necrotizing fasciitis initially attacks the wounded site and then spreads beyond this area.
When suffering from necrotizing fasciitis, you may experience symptoms such as:

  • sudden increase in pain in minor cuts and other wounded areas
  • wounds becoming red and warm
  • flu-like symptoms
  • intense thirst due to dehydration
  • swelling and flakiness

In extreme cases, there may be a severe drop in blood pressure, toxic shock, and unconsciousness.

All this occurs because your tissues start decaying. It generally happens in minor cuts, insect bites, and other open wounds. Once it enters your body, the infection rapidly destroys muscle, skin and fat issues. Luckily, FRONTLINE ER is always here to take care of your health. Our expert medical team evaluate your condition and provide treatment and medication to ensure your body recovers fast.

Necrotizing Fasciitis Treatment

Our process varies from patient to patient, as everyone is different.
The extent of the treatment depends upon the stage of disease. In general, the treatment involves:

  • medications to kill bacteria and raise blood pressure
  • antibiotic therapy of veins
  • surgery to remove damaged or dead tissue to prevent infection spreading further
  • surgical removal of affected limbs
  • cardiac monitoring and breathing aids

In some cases, necrotizing fasciitis may affect the whole body. To prevent long-term health issues, we may use intravenous immunoglobulin and hyperbaric oxygen to help your body fight back against the bacteria.

Follow-Up Procedures

Our specialists follow up with patients depending upon their condition and the subsequent results. Many patients require rehabilitation and surgery, as well as physical therapy, and sometimes psychological intervention in the case of anxiety or depression.

FRONTLINE ER will continue to monitor your body closely until the infections stops spreading further.

Our professional specialists will advise the patient on the best course of action to aid recovery. The patient is always free to ask any questions about his or her health, and our experienced staff are always happy to help.

How to proceed to FRONTLINE ER if you’re suffering from necrotizing fasciitis:
Call FRONTLINE ER at and get the best medical care right away!

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