Black Fungus:- Everything to know about

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What is Black fungus ?

Black Fungus Also know as mucormycosis.

Caused by mucormycetes .

What is this mucormycosis?

It is caused by exposure to mucor mould which is commonly found in soil.

Plants, manure, and decaying fruits and vegetables.

“It is ubiquitous and found in soil and air and even in the nose and mucus of healthy people,” says Dr Nair.

It often affects the sinuses, lungs, skin and usually brain .

Mainly those patients are prone, who have been given serious steroids for Covid Patients .

These fungal spores are inhaled through air .

Generally seen in Cancer, HIV/AIDS patients and diabetic patient .

Black Fungus Symptoms ?

Generally these are some warning signs .

Warning signs include fever, headache, coughing, breathlessness, blood vomits and altered mental status.

Swelling and pain in your Eyes .

Excessive running nose and Bleeding nose can be fatal symptom of this disease.

Doctor’s Point of View on this fungus ?

Doctors believe mucormycosis, which has an overall mortality rate of 50%.

May be being triggered by the use of steroids, a life-saving treatment for severe and critically ill Covid-19 patients.

Black Fungus Prevention ?

Keep your hands cleaned with sanitizer.

Regular check up of your sugar level after and before meal.

To rule out Diabetes .

If you were diagnosed with Covid earlier and now recovered .

Kindly consult your doctor.

Avoid going out.

Exercise at home .

Black Fungus Treatment ?

In initial stage ,this can be cured .

But can be fatal in later stages .

By using anti-fungal injections, this fungus can be cured.

Liposomal Amphotericin B or LAmB — as a medical intervention in patients of Mucormycosis.

Sources:- BBC

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