Weakened Immune Systems May Be The Cause of The Outbreak in Flesh-Eating Disease

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Cancer chemotherapy and certain diabetes drugs may weaken the immune system and make a patient vulnerable to the flesh-eating disease

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - There are many different ways to contract necrotizing fasciitis, also known as the flesh-eating disease. Recently several people that have gone to the beach have contracted the flesh-eating disease after getting a simple cut on their foot while in the water. One woman in Hawaii was on the beach and developed the flesh-eating disease from stepping on coral. She went on to tell Hawaii News Now.com that the necrosis ate her flesh down to her ankle bone and the woman feels lucky to have not have had to have her foot amputated. She said that she has lost all sensation in her leg below the calf muscle. Another Hawaiian developed Sepsis in his right foot after being cut on the foot while surfing. Environmentalists pointed to sewage, pollutants, and chemicals that have been dumped into the water according to HNN. If you get a cut while at the beach there is normally nothing to worry about. Simply flush the wound with clean water as much as possible and bandage it using an antibiotic ointment. If the wound continues to swell, becomes hot and red, and you develop a fever you should see a doctor immediately. Necrotizing fasciitis attorneys represent American families harmed by dangerous drugs and defective medical devices and offer a free consultation.

CBSNews.com reported that a man died back in July just 2 days after a trip to a Florida beach. The deceased's daughter said that her father had a compromised immune system due to chemotherapy treatments he was undergoing for cancer and that his system could not fight off the simple bacteria that is naturally occurring in the ocean. Cheryl Bennett Wiygul posted on Facebook that her father did not have any open sores that would have been the likely places where the bacteria from the ocean entered.

A Tennesee woman nearly lost her hand to necrotizing fasciitis after a trip to the manicurist to have her nails done. She was poked in the thumb by a manicure instrument and quickly developed an infection that spread up her hand and into her arm. The woman had to have multiple surgeries to clear away the dead tissue and now has limited feeling in that part of her hand.

There is no limit to the number of ways that we can contract necrotizing fasciitis from naturally occurring bacteria. Experts think that people, in general, have a greater risk of developing necrotizing fasciitis due to having a generally weakened immune system caused by the destruction of gut bacteria from herbicides used in agriculture and the overuse of antibiotic medicines. People with acutely compromised immune systems from medications for cancer and diabetes are at the greatest risk. The FDA has gone on record as telling us that certain SGLT-2 diabetic drugs like Invokana can lead to Fournier's gangrene, a form of necrotising fasciitis of the genitals.

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