When symptoms of necrotizing faciitis are detected early, your doctor at the
Teeth and Skin Service Line at The Aga Khan University Hospital will try their utmost best to cure your ailment and save your life.
Your doctor’s first priority would be to eliminate the infection completely from your body. The treatment will have to begin right away considering the severity of the disease. Your skin doctor could treat only skin infection if it’s very deep and debilitating you may be shifted to the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) of the hospital for treatments including:
Surgery, which is compulsory for complete removal of the infected tissues and fats from your body to stop it from spreading further. You may have to undergo several surgeries and your surgeon may have to amputate limbs or remove the compromised organs to avoid further damage.
Medications such as antibodies to kill the infection. These are often given in combination with surgery.
Procedures to treat complications including organ failure, shock and breathing troubles.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in which you may be enclosed in a chamber while 100% oxygen is pumped in at high pressure, to increase your blood oxygen levels. This can prevent tissue death, help in healing and assist in fighting infections.