Flesh-Eating Disease - Treatment

Two treatments are used with flesh-eating disease. One is the use of antibiotics. Antibiotics such as penicillin, a family of drugs known as aminoglycosides (pronounced uh-MEE-no-gly-ko-sides), or cephalosporins (pronounced seff-a-lo-SPORE-inz) are used to kill the flesh-eating bacteria. The second method of treatment is surgery on the infected area. During surgery, dead tissue is cut away so that healthy tissue can grow back. The patient is observed carefully after surgery to make sure that the infection does not return.

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