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Corona epidemic increased risk of black fungus, know the symptoms of this disease

A new threat has emerged in the form of black fungus in front of the country facing Corona. In India, cases of ‘mucormycosis’ or black fungus are increasing among people infected with or cured of Kovid-19.

It is a serious fungal infection that attacks the patient’s lungs and brain and has a high mortality rate. There have also been cases of loss of eyesight from black fungus.

Kovid-infected patients who already have a disease have an increased risk of black fungus. Also, the risk of black fungus is much higher in the patients who have diabetes.

What is ‘Mucoramycosis’ or Black Fungus?

Mucoramycosis or Black fungus Caused by a fungus called mucormycetes. It spreads very fast in the body. It often affects the sinuses, lungs, skin and brain. It mainly affects people who have been suffering from some other disease before the corona gets infected or whose immunity is weak. This is especially seen in people suffering from diabetes as their immunity decreases.

What are the symptoms of black fungus

According to the Indian Council of Medical Sciences (ICMR), black fungus Symptoms These include nasal congestion or sinus, shortness of breath, vomiting of blood, blackness / bloody discharge from the nose and pain in the cheekbone, etc. Other symptoms include pain, numbness or swelling on one side of the face, darkening of the nose / palate joint, loosening of teeth, blurred vision with pain, fever, skin lesions, blood clots and chest pain. Huh..

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Why is black fungus affecting Kovid-19 patients?

People with uncontrolled diabetes are at higher risk of getting corona infected. When this happens, they are treated with steroids, which further affects their immunity. Doctors in India say that steroids being used to treat critically ill kovid patients can cause black fungus to arise. While steroids work to reduce lung irritation, at the same time reducing immunity, it can increase the sugar level of both cervid patients suffering from diabetes and those not suffering from it. Patients living in ICU for a long time also have a higher risk of black fungus.

What are the precautions to avoid black fungus

Black fungus cases are more prevalent among people suffering from diabetes, so in view of this, people need to control their diabetes. Kovid-19 patients should monitor glucose levels in the blood after discharge. People with diabetes should do the same thing, even if they are not infected with kovid. Use of masks essentially on dusty areas.

Also, more use of steroids for the treatment of Kovid patients is also becoming the cause of this disease. Some people are using steroids without a doctor’s advice, which can prove fatal. Also, if you see any of the symptoms of black fungus mentioned above, please contact the doctor.

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In which state are many patients of black fungus

The reports According to this, cases of blanket fungus have been reported in 10 states of the country so far. These states include Gujarat, Maharashtra, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Telangana, UP, Bihar and Haryana.

Lucknow On Thursday (13 May), a woman died of black fungus, which is believed to be the first death in Uttar Pradesh from the disease.

According to Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope, the number of Black Fungus patients in the state can be up to 2000. Two people died of black fungus on Wednesday (May 12) in Thane, Maharashtra.

More than 100 cases of black fungus have been reported in Gujarat and the state government has started making separate wards for the patients of black fungus. Two people have died of black fungus in Madhya Pradesh while more than 50 cases have been reported.

At the same time, 14 cases of black fungus have been reported in Rajasthan, while around 60 cases have been reported in Telangana and more than 30 cases in Karnataka.

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