10 Flesh Eating Bacteria Symptoms

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Severe Pain

Flesh-eating bacteria can cause extreme pain in the affected area. The severity of the pain and how quickly the physical symptoms spread can alert both patients and medical professionals of the seriousness of the condition.

The pain may extend beyond the red, swollen area at an infection site, and over-the-counter pain relievers may not help to reduce the discomfort. Individuals who are hospitalized after developing necrotizing fasciitis may receive IV medication to help manage the excruciating pain.

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