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By Medicover Hospitals / 26 May 2021

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  1. White Fungus and Who are at High Risk?
  2. How White Fungus Spread in the Body?
  3. Symptoms
  4. Who are at high risk?
  5. FAQ's

White Fungus and Who are at High Risk?

  • The second wave of coronavirus disease, followed by Black Fungus or Mucormycosis, has caused prolonged morbidity and mortality in COVID-19 patients in India. The symptoms of this unusual fungal disease are close to those of coronavirus infection, according to the most recent updates from physicians.
  • According to scientists, White fungus infects the lungs as well as other body parts such as the nails, skin, stomach, kidney, brain, private parts, and mouth. They claimed that white fungus caused an infection in the lungs similar to COVID-19, which was identified using high-resolution computed tomography on the infected patients.
  • How White Fungus Spread in the Body?

  • The white fungus starts on the tongue or in the private parts of the body, turning the tongue white. It then spreads to other tissues, including the lungs, the brain, and the food pipes. White Fungus infection may be caused by lack of immunity or contact with objects that contain infectious moulds, such as water. As a result, sanitization should be prioritized.
  • Symptoms

  • White fungus symptoms are said to be somewhat similar to COVID-19 symptoms. An HRCT (High-resolution computed tomography) test can be used to diagnose the infection. People with pre-existing medical conditions, such as diabetes, or those that have been on steroids for a long time are said to be at high risk of contracting white fungus.
    • White patches on the inner cheeks, tongue, roof of the mouth and throat
    • Redness and Soreness
    • Cotton-like feeling in the mouth
    • Loss of taste
    • Pain while eating or swallowing
    • Cracking and redness at the corners of the mouth

    Who are at high risk?

  • White Fungus infection may be caused due to lack of immunity or contact with objects that contain infectious moulds, such as water. As a result, sanitization should be prioritized. People who are at higher risk are:
    • COVID-19 patients on oxygen assistance are affected by the White Fungus infection.
    • Patients who have been on steroids for a long time are more susceptible to infection
    • People with Diabetes
    • People with Cancer

    Prevention from White Fungus

    • Maintain a proper oral health
    • After using inhaled corticosteroids, rinse your mouth or brush your teeth.

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    Frequently Asked Questions:

    COVID-19 patients are more susceptible to white fungus, which damages the lungs and causes symptoms similar to coronavirus. Those with weakened immune systems, such as diabetics, cancer patients, and those who have been on steroids for a long time, must take extra precautions since they are more vulnerable. It also affects coronavirus patients who require oxygen therapy.

    According to doctors, White fungus is more deadly than black fungus since it not only affects the lungs but also the nails, skin, stomach, kidney, brain, private parts, and mouth.

    Both the White and Black fungus prey on those who have a weak immune system. Additionally, those with diabetes, cancer, a critical disease, or a patient in the intensive care unit are more susceptible to black fungus. At the same time, patients with comorbidities are attacked by the white fungus. Excess blood sugar in cancer patients makes them more susceptible to white fungus.

    Infection with white fungus is caused by fungi moulds found in the environment. Although the condition is not communicable, it is believed that a person is susceptible to infection since these moulds are easily inhaled by a patient.

    The lungs, as well as other body components, are severely affected by white fungus. It has the potential to be fatal, affecting key organs such as brain, respiratory system, and digestive tract.

    The black fungus can cause vision loss by affecting the face, nose, eye orbit, and even the brain. It has the potential to spread to the lungs.

    Disclaimer:

  • This content contains general information related to the medical condition. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always consult with a healthcare professional for medical advice or information.