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A wave of Mucormycosis


In the second wave of coronavirus, another worrying thing is coming to the fore. Due to corona, people are getting ill due to mucormycosis. There have been many cases where people are getting infected after recovery from the corona. The disease of mucormycosis is so severe that in this the person needs ICU. If a person who is cured of corona comes in the infection of this disease, then he can be lost his life due to not being treated on time.

What is Mucormycosis?

Mucormycosis is a type of fungal infection that spreads very rapidly in the body. It is also called a black fungus. Mucormycosis infection can occur on the brain, lungs, or even on the skin. In this disease, many people lose their eyesight, while some patients lose their jaw and nose bone. If it is not controlled in time, it can even lead to the death of the patient.

Symptoms of Mucormycosis

Brain mucormycosis symptoms are swelling on one side of the face, headache, sinus problems, dark sores on the upper part of the nose that become severe and high fever. Mucormycosis in the lungs causes cough, chest pain, and difficulty in breathing. At the same time, due to this infection on the skin, there may be pimples or blisters and the place of infection may turn black. Some patients also feel pain in the eyes, blurred vision, abdominal pain, vomiting, or nausea.

Which patients are more at risk?

Those who have very low immunity are more vulnerable to Mucormycosis disease. The immune system of patients who have been cured or during corona is very weak, so they are easily infected from it. Especially in corona patients who have diabetes, mucormycosis can take a dangerous form if the sugar level increases.

The ENT Specialist in Gurugram Dr. Manish Prakash says this time awareness is important. Patients have to aware of the symptoms. If you are feeling any above symptoms after getting cured of the corona, then immediately consult with your doctor. Mucormycosis is totally treatable. So don’t be afraid. For the best treatment, you should go to the ENT Specialist at Best ENT Hospital in Gurugram.

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