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How do medications treat flesh-eating bacteria?

Strong antibiotics are pumped into the veins of people who have flesh-eating bacteria. Working together with surgical treatment, the antibiotics combat the flesh-eating bacteria by fighting the current infection and helping to prevent the spread of flesh-eating bacteria. However, there isn't a medication that can undue the damage already wrought by flesh-eating bacteria.

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