Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Flesh Eating Bacteria Treatment

Treatment for necrotizing fasciitis usually includes intravenous fluids, antibiotics, narcotic pain medications, and acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain and fever control. Necrotizing fasciitis usually requires surgery to remove the infected tissue.

Specific treatment options for necrotizing fasciitis include:

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Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat necrotizing fasciitis:

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Last Updated: Dec 21, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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