Black and White Fungus: Myth Vs. Reality


Amid the rising concerns over coronavirus cases, a new hype has taken the place. People are now scared of black fungus cases and white fungus cases. Experts say not to panic in this situation because your chaos may mislead you to a worse condition sometimes. However, the medical experts are clearing the air around what these cases mean, but you should know how dangerous they are and what is the prevention.

What is Black Fungus?

There is already a rise in black fungus, amid the second wave of COVID-19 in India. It is also called mucormycosis, commonly supposed to be primarily affecting immune-compromised Covid-19 patients. A sudden rise in Black Fungus cases has been reported from several parts of the country.

Points to Remember:

Mucormycosis, or black fungus, is a rare but serious infection that requires immediate medication or removal surgery.

COVID-19 infection and treatment make the immune system vulnerable to other infections, including black fungus.

There are symptoms through which you can easily come to know about the fungus.

Respiratory-related symptoms include:

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Chest pain
  • Headache
  • Nasal or sinus
  • Congestion and pain
  • Shortness of breath

Skin-related symptoms, which can occur and spread to any part of the body, are

  • Blackened Skin Tissue
  • Redness, Swelling, Tenderness
  • Ulcers
  • Blisters

It is to be noted that most people who come in contact with the fungi do not develop an infection. However, people with severely weakened immune systems are at high risk of black fungus. This condition includes people with:

  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • HIV
  • Skin Injury
  • Surgery

What is White Fungus?

Also, several reports of another fungal infection, called “white fungus” have caused chaos and fear amongst people across the country. Meanwhile, a couple of days ago, cases of white fungus were reported from different parts of the country. It may be considered more dangerous than black fungus, but there is not any particular evidence.

The symptoms of white fungus are also similar to a black fungus. It is prescribed that vulnerable groups of people should be alert enough to stay safe.

The Final Verdict

After Black Fungus and White Fungus, another rare fungal infection has been detected called the Yellow Fungus. It is said to be more dangerous than black and white as it takes more time to heal. Moreover, the symptoms are very common so better to take care of yourself.

For the entire country, the challenges are getting harder every day. Now, you must be thinking what is the best prevention for such a case?Cleanliness is very important to avoid such types of diseases. Even the specialized doctor’s advice to keep yourself clean & hygienic as the infection starts due to poor hygiene.

Don’t panic, follow the instructions, and you will win this fight!

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