New warning after mother dies of flesh-eating bacteria

  
Via:  perrie-halpern  •  4 months ago  •  8 comments

New warning after mother dies of flesh-eating bacteria
77-year-old Carolyn Fleming died after her family said they were told she came into contact with flesh-eating bacteria. Scientists warn cases appear to be on the rise.

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Perrie Halpern R.A.
1  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.    4 months ago

Also, keep in mind that MRSA is also a serious infection that thrives in these areas and can lead to death. My own daughter got it from swimming in a lake. 

It's good to know the warning signs. 

 
 
 
Enoch
1.1  Enoch  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @1    4 months ago

Dear Friend Perrie: Agreed.

Good to know what to look for in such cases.

I encourage readers of this article to read what our good friend Sandy wrote below.

Its a fine summary of what to observe, and what to do.

P&AB.

Enoch.

 
 
 
Freefaller
1.2  Freefaller  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @1    4 months ago

Not something we're overly familiar with up here in Canada (too cold I guess) but from what I've read it's a super aggressive disease that once it gets a foothold in someone spreads very quickly

Hopefully your daughter avoided any serious effects

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
2  al Jizzerror    4 months ago

[Read the article, make on topic comment.]

 
 
 
WallyW
2.1  WallyW  replied to  al Jizzerror @2    4 months ago

removed for context

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
3  sandy-2021492    4 months ago

The trouble is that these bacteria are almost ubiquitous, so it's difficult to avoid contact with them.  All that's really necessary for an infection to set in is a tiny cut - one you might not even know about.  And sometimes, a bruise is enough.  MRSA, in particular, is just part of the normal mix of bacteria inhabiting some people's skin.  It's no longer the hospital-acquired infection it once was.

https://www.cdc.gov/groupastrep/diseases-public/necrotizing-fasciitis.html

Symptoms Can Often Be Confusing and Develop Quickly

The infection often spreads very quickly. Early symptoms of necrotizing fasciitis can include:

  • A red or swollen area of skin that spreads quickly
  • Severe pain, including pain beyond the area of the skin that is red or swollen
  • Fever

See a doctor right away if you have these symptoms after an injury or surgery.   Even though minor illnesses can cause symptoms like these, people should not delay getting medical care.

Later symptoms of necrotizing fasciitis can include:

  • Ulcers, blisters, or black spots on the skin
  • Changes in the color of the skin
  • Pus or oozing from the infected area
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Diarrhea or nausea
 
 
 
Trout Giggles
3.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  sandy-2021492 @3    4 months ago

Thanks for the info.

I guess I won't be swimming on the Gulf Coast anytime soon

 
 
 
Kathleen
4  Kathleen    4 months ago

I live 5 miles from the ocean. 

Boy oh boy....

 
 
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