Skin plays a very important role in protecting the body against pathogens and excessive water loss. Its other functions are insulation, temperature regulation, sensation, synthesis of vitamin D, and the protection of vitamin B folates.
Although necrotizing fasciitis may be caused by an infection with one or more than one bacterium, in most cases the term flesh-eating bacteria has been applied to describe infections caused by the bacterium known as Streptococcus pyogenes. The term flesh-eating is used because the bacterial infection produces toxins that destroy tissues such as muscles, skin, and fat.
Who can get Flesh Eating Disease
Healthy people but Higher when you have:
Chronic medical condition i.e. diabetes, kidney or cancer
Weak immune system
Recent viral infections that cause rash i.e. chicken pox
Basic Hygiene Lesson
- Wash your hands frequently and properly: Hand-washing is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others.
- Take care of your wounds: You have to keep in mind that once our skin is broken, it is open to all kinds of bacteria that may cause infection. So if you have wounds you have to clean or disinfect them properly.
- Do not go near a friend or anybody who is suffering from a sore-throat-related illness.
- Cough in your arm when you cough and turn away from others when you sneeze.