Rise In Black Fungus Amid Corona Virus Pandemic And What Precautions Must You Take?

May 27, 2021

There has been a huge rise in an infection named black fungus amid the Corona Virus pandemic. Mucormycosis, commonly known as the black fungus is a fungal infection that has increased drastically in patients.

The primary reason for the sudden spread of this virus is the low immunity of the patients during the pandemic. Mostly, the patients suffering from the Corona Virus are most likely to have the symptoms of this disease if the body has very low immunization power, and also the heavy doses of drugs provided to the patients are to be blamed.

If you get the symptoms such as pain over the sinuses, cheekbones, facial pain, stuffy nose, black nasal discharge or blood-stained nasal discharge, dropping of the upper eyelid, unusual bulging of eyes, restricted movement of the eyeball, sudden redness, and over swelling over the eyeball, sudden loss or decrease in vision, black lesions on the palate, dental pain.

People suffering from Diabetes must also be aware of this deadly fungus as it is more likely to affect them. For prevention of the spread of this virus, antifungal drugs and often an eye operation is required.

For further consultations, you can get in touch with Dr. Gurmeet Singh Mangat, Medical Director and HOD of the Department of Opthalmology and Dr. Amanpreet Kaur, Consultant of Phaco and Refractive Surgeon. Our well-experienced, reliable, and renowned doctors at Sohana Advanced Eye Care Hospital is well equipped in handling cases of Mucormycosis since the pre-pandemic times.

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