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What is Black Fungus ? Symptoms, Treatment, Causes And Other Details

What is Black Fungus ? Symptoms, Treatment, Causes And Other Details

What is Black Fungus ?  Symptoms, Treatment, Causes And Other Details
Sunday, June 6, 2021

 People from all around the globe are already frightened from Corona Virus. Now the new disease called Black Fungus which is also known as Mucormycosis  scaring people in India badly. The symptoms of this life-threatening illness is started appearing in corona infected patients as well as those who have been cured of corona virus. In this article we will talk about this dangerous disease and let you know about precautions also.

What is Black Fungus ( Mucormycosis) ?

This is a very rare infectious disease caused by Mucor fungus. It mainly builds itself in soil, manure, plants, rotten fruits and vegetables. As per experts they are everywhere, even in the nose and mucus of a healthy person. Many Doctors and experts believe that in patients who have been infected with the corona virus or have recovered, the immunity system becomes very weak and that is why the infection of black fungus disease has started infecting such people.

Whom is Black Fungus Infecting ?

Within the last few days this disease is happening to those who have been infected with corona virus or patients who have recovered from corona virus disease. Doctors are saying that this disease has become more active in the second wave of corona virus and number of infections also increasing gradually. People who had any disease earlier or whose immunity system is weak are getting infected by this disease very rapidly. People are losing their eyesight due to this disease and in some serious patients nose and jaws had to be removed from the body of the patients to cure it.

What are the symptoms of Black Fungus Infection ?

The infected people with Black Fungus disease starts having the problem of sinusitis and many more symptoms start appearing inside the body of patients. Some of the major symptoms of this disease are as follows.

  • Nasal Congestion
  • Bleeding inside the nose
  • Jaw pain
  • Numbness in half the face or the whole face 
  • Swelling on half or all over the face 
  • Toothache
  • Tooth loss
  • Having a fever
  • Skin rash
  • Gradual loss of vision
  • Chest pain
  • Having trouble in breathing

Black Fungus Infection Treatment 

If you are seeing some symptoms of black fungus or mucormycosis disease then by consulting the doctor this disease can be controlled through antifungal therapy and to a large extent the patients of this disease are also cured. But most of the people who have come in contact with this disease are losing their lives. Many big experts believe that 50 percent of those who are coming in contact with this disease are dying and the remaining 50 percent are recovering at present time.

ICMR Advisory on Black Fungus Disease 

Indian Council of Medical Research issued an advisory regarding some other precautions to avoid black fungus disease which is as given below:

Important Things to keep in mind after Corona Recovery

  • If you have diabetes then you are at greater risk of black fungus. So you should keep your blood sugar under control to be at safer side.
  • If you have been corona positive and you have made a recovery and if you have diabetes then after full recovery you must keep checking and tracking the glucose level regularly.
  • If you have been prescribed steroids by your doctor then it is very important that you take it at the right time and in addition to this be very careful about the dosage and the duration of taking it.
  • While doing oxygen therapy you have to use clean water.
  • You must take important precautions while using antibiotics and antifungals.

Important Precautions for preventions of Black Fungus Disease

  • Use a mask before going to a highly dusty place.
  • Use shoes while in the fields and when gardening and completely cover the hands and feet and if possible use gloves.
  • Keep bathing daily and keep cleaning the house and all the things you use.

Black Fungus Infection Epidemic In India 

In India already corona epidemic had frightened people. Now Black fungus infection is spreading very fast in different areas of Delhi, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Telangana. Many state's government had already declared this disease as an Epidemic.


What is Black Fungus ?  Symptoms, Treatment, Causes And Other Details

What is Black Fungus ? Symptoms, Treatment, Causes And Other Details
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