Black Fungus: जानें Mucormycosis के बारे में और कैसे है यह Covid-19 patients के लिए एक खतरा

Publish Date: 18 May, 2021 |
 

Black Fungus: 

With the increasing Covid-19 cases in the country, the cases of a dangerous fungal infection known as Black fungus or Mucormycosis have taken a surge.

It must be noted that the Black Fungus infection usually infects the Brain, Sinus, and lungs of anyone infected and has been found in huge numbers in the states such as Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Bihar, and many other states.

While some of the features of Mucormycosis are:

  1. The disease penetrates over a wet surface.

  2. Black Fungus usually infects people who are suffering from Diabetes

  3. People with high sugar levels in their bodies can be the ones being most affected by the Mucormycisis disease.

  4. The disease will also become worse in the patients if they are given certain steroids or immune suppressors or even if they suffer from other diseases.

How and when does Mucormycosis affect Covid-19 patients:

  1. Most of the medicines served to Covid-19 patients such as steroids work against the immunity of the patients, and it is when the Black Fungus disease affects the person the most.

  2. It must be noted that during Oxygen Intake, water collects in a patients’ body, and Mucormycosis penetrated the most at wet surfaces.   

  3. The Covid-19 patients who are suffering from other comorbidities, as well as the Covid-19 virus, may get affected by Mucormycosis.

  4. Medicines such as Tocilizumab and Itolizumab are given to Covid-19 patients to prevent multi-organ failure, and these are responsible to suppress the immune system of a person. And hence, in such conditions, considering other comorbidities, Mocormycosis or Black Fungus may penetrate inside a Covid patient’s body.  

Preventions from Mucormycosis for the Covid-19 patients are:

  1. The Blood sugar level of a Diabetes patient must be under control most of the time. 

  2. Patients must be given medicines after properly analyzing their medical conditions.

  3. The water of the Oxygen Humidifier must be changed and filtered.

  4. Cleanliness should always prevail in the surroundings of the Covid-9 patients. 

  5. Ulcers in the mouth and swollenness in the nasal region must be removed immediately. 

Some of the recent Mucormysocis patients have lost their eyesight due to this dangerous disease. 

 

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