Sweetheart, if you had 'flesh eating' bacteria (not virus) or necrotizing fasciitis youd know it. Firstly its VERY rare. Secondly skin softens and peels after swimming, esp in a pool due to the chemicals, and esp where theres a cut. In fact the chlorine in the pool is an excellent anti-bacterial agent soo.... Do you know what 'hypochondria' means? Look it up. It applies.