Necrotizing Fasciitis Awareness Day
Rare diseases don’t often get the awareness they deserve, which is why many will celebrate Necrotizing Fasciitis Awareness Day on May 31st. It affects the soft tissues of the skin and can spread quickly if not caught quickly, This is why we want to help spread the word, so others may catch the symptoms early.
What Is Necrotizing Fasciitis Awareness Day?
A rare skin infection, bacteria enter the body through wounds such as a bite, burn, a wound caused by a surgical procedure, or puncture providing an entry point for it to spread. This is thought to be caused by group A streptococcus. Recognizing symptoms can be a lifesaver.
It can be caught early from the following symptoms:
- Skin is warm to touch near the wound
- The skin might feel tender
- You may have symptoms of flu or a fever
- The body may ache
These are the early symptoms, but things can change quite fast. It can turn into fatigue, and skin color changes, dizziness, as well as and oozing from the infected area.
It is important to consult a doctor if you feel like you have the above symptoms. It is vital that anyone who has recently had surgery, follows the surgeon’s instructions for after-care to prevent infection.
Necrotizing Fasciitis Awareness Day is about raising awareness, as well as supporting those who suffer from the disease.
How To Observe Necrotizing Fasciitis Awareness Day
You can donate to a cause such as necfasc.org which is also a valuable resource for information. This is an organization that has saved the lives of many and will continue to do so with your help.