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Everything You Need To Know About Black Fungus and White Fungus in COVID 19!

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Everything You Need To Know About Black Fungus and White Fungus in COVID 19!

Image source@thefinancialexpress

The unanticipated second wave of Covid-19 in India dismayed the medical alliances. The bang of Coronavirus in India has gotten a sense of the enormities of black and white fungal infections.

Dampen the thoughts about the rising counts of cases of Covid-19 India as the number has now come to favorable statistics. Now there have been new numbers contracted to another fatal disease. It leads to shifting our concern towards the emerging black and white fungal infections. There has been a new set of records where it reports '8848 black fungus cases, till 22 May, according to a statement by Union Minister Sadananda Gowda', posted by Firstpost. Also. BBC News reports about 8800 cases of black fungus.

The more dangerous and threatening disease prevails among the patients of Covid-19 in India and those who have high blood sugar levels, kidney problems, and those recovering from the novel Coronavirus or are on high steroids. There have been many queries for fungal infections: the risk numbers, symptoms, precautions, treatment, and its spreading abilities. Here is everything you need to know about the aggressive disease spreading among many people:

black & wighr fungus
Image source @DNAIndia

Black Fungus 

Black Fungus or Mucormycosis is a fungal infection caused by a group of molds found in decaying organic matter like soil, plants, decaying fruits (US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, posted by Mint). People who have co-morbidities like Diabetes, kidney problems, heart problems, and cancer are more susceptible to fungal infection.

The core reason for the disease is the unhygienic way of transmission of oxygen combined with random use of steroids. Also, the oxygen tanks or concentrators containing dirty water used in the treatment for Coronavirus in India could be another reason for this fungal infection. 

States like Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra contribute magnificently to the Black Fungal infection. According to FirstpostPakistan and Russia are also facing a crisis against this epidemic. Maharashtra with 2000 cases and Gujarat with 1200 cases (mentioned by Mint) contributes large numbers to the total numbers. 

Symptoms 

If any of the following symptoms start to appear, please seek medical help as soon as possible.

  • Headache
  • Facial Pain
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Black crusts in the nose
  • Loss of vision, blurriness, or pain in the eyes
  • Facial Deformity
  • Swelling in cheeks and eyes
  • Toothache

Treatment 

Black Fungus Infection is rising day by day, affecting the sinus or lungs due to the inhalation of fungal spores from the air.

Before inoculating Ampho B, it is essential to control Diabetes and steroid use among patients of Coronavirus in India with the infusion of normal Saline (IV) says The Indian Express. 

Mucormycosis can also lead to surgeries, and patients sometimes have to deal with the loss of jawline and even eyes. 

White Fungus 

After Black Fungus, White Fungus claims to set the new records in the country. There have been several confirmed cases; four have been detected in Bihar battling against the Covid-19 India as per india.com. 

Also known as Candidiasis, according to the Centre for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), White Fungus like Coronavirus is more dangerous and infectious than Black Fungus as per doctors. The infection is caused due to fungi molds present in the environment. It also attacks the lungs and can be detected by performing an HRCT test on the patientIt spreads to the essential organs like lungs, kidneys, brain, mouth, stomach, intestine, private parts, and nails.  

People with weakened immunity, high blood sugar levels, cancer, kidney or heart ailments, and those consuming high doses of steroids are vulnerable to the disease.

Symptoms 

Differentiate the symptoms of Black and White fungal infection and seek out medical assistance, if found any:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Diarrohea
  • Dark spots on lungs and reduced oxygen levels

Treatment

black fungus treatment
Image source @TheHindu

CT Scans or X-Rays can also confirm the White Fungus infection. It is more dangerous as it spreads to the essential organs of the body. A fungal culture test of phlegm or mucus is important to detect the intensity or extent of the infection. After its detection, antifungal medications are used to treat the infected and do not require expensive injections, unlike black fungus. The type and dose of medicines depend on age, immunity, location, and intensity of the infection.

I Knock Fashion Desk

IKF Desk brings you everything about the emerging Black and White Fungal Infections, causing another epidemic in the country. The best precaution one can take to prevent Fungal infections is not to get infected by Covid-19 and boost your immune system or immunity. Get yourself acquainted with healthy food, follow the Covid-19 protocol, and stay at home.

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