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By Medicover Hospitals / 25 May 2021

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Article Context:

  1. How Does Black Fungus affect us?
  2. Oral Tips To Prevent From Fungal Infection
  3. Symptoms of Black Fungus
  4. FAQ's
  • The COVID-19 virus has resulted in the emergence of a number of new diseases. Black fungus is one of the most rapidly growing infections during COVID recovery. Black Fungus is a sickness that is common in persons who have just recovered from Covid-19, have been on oxygen for a long period, or have sugar levels that are out of whack. It could also be caused by soiled vital equipment, such as an oxygen mask.
  • According to a dentist, following some easy dental hygiene tips might lower the odds of contracting this rare but deadly disease, which causes discoloration of the oral tissues, tongue, and gums. A stuffy nose, intense pain, swelling of the face, heaviness behind the eyes, discomfort, fever, and headache are some of the other symptoms of the infection.
  • How Does Black Fungus affect us?

  • Mucormycetes, a group of microorganisms that reside in the environment, primarily in soil, dead leaves, piles, and waste, cause the disease. It begins as a skin infection, residing in the air pockets of the forehead, nose, cheekbones, eyes, and teeth, before spreading to the lungs, eyes, and even the brain.
  • Oral Tips To Prevent From Fungal Infection

    Maintain Oral Hygiene

  • After a person recovers from COVID-19, continuous use of steroids and medicines can allow bacteria or fungus to thrive in the sinuses, lungs, or brain, causing problems. Brushing twice a day and cleaning on a regular basis can help to prevent this. You are at high risk of developing cavities, poor breath, and gum disease if you don't follow a good oral hygiene programme. Cavities and bad breath are easily treated with a few dentist visits or over-the-counter medications. Follow some daily routine to maintain proper oral hygiene
  • Brushing

  • Brushing your teeth is the cornerstone of a beautiful smile. It's probably the first step in your dental hygiene regimen. The two-minute period can be divided into 30 second intervals between each quadrant (upper and lower right and left sides). Brushing twice a day should be done in the morning and at night.
  • Flossing

  • Flossing will be a regular part of your oral hygiene routine at night. Plaque and food particles can be removed from between your teeth by flossing at night. Flossing during the day, on the other hand, leaves a space between your teeth where additional plaque and food particles might accumulate.
  • Mouthwash

  • Rinsing is the next step in your dental hygiene programme. Antiseptic mouthwash not only promotes fresh breath, but it also aids in the prevention of hazardous bacteria. Mouthwash is a simple technique to maintain proper dental hygiene because the results are instant. Your breath will be notably fresh and your mouth will feel visibly clean.
  • Oral Rinsing

  • Patients must maintain good dental health after recovering from Covid-19, according to experts, in order to protect themselves against the disease's negative effects. Once a patient has tested negative, it is recommended that they should change their toothbrush so that the virus that may be present on the previous brush does not re-infect them.
  • Disinfecting Toothbrush and Tongue Cleaner

  • According to experts, a Covid infected patient or someone who has recovered from it should not store their brush in the same holder as other members of their household. It may raise the risk of the virus spreading to others. Cleaning the brush and tongue cleaner with an antibacterial mouthwash is recommended.
  • Symptoms of Black Fungus

  • Some of the symptoms of black fungus are:
    • Discoloration of oral tissues, tongue, gums
    • Stuffy nose
    • Severe pain
    • Swelling of face
    • Heaviness below the eyes
    • Fever
    • Headache

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    The increase in black fungus infections has been attributed to an overuse of steroids in the treatment of the coronavirus, which can severely weaken the immune system if taken for an extended period of time.

    Mucormycosis is a fungal infection caused by a group of moulds known as mucormycetes. It can be contained in the air, water, and even food. It enters the body through airborne fungal spores, or it may develop on the skin after a cut, burn, or other skin injury.

    It can be found in the air, water, and even food. It may reach the body through fungal spores in the air or through a cut, burn, or other skin injury.

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