The black fungus infection, also known as mucormycosis, is caused by a fungus called mucor. Mucormycosis, a rare but dangerous fungal infection, has now been found to be affecting some coronavirus patients. But covid-19 positive patients can avail online doctor consultation from home without visiting hospital directly.
Although rare, it is a serious infection. The group of molds known as mucormycosis present naturally in the environment is responsible for the infection. It mainly affects people who are on medication for health problems that reduce their ability to fight environmental pathogens, say experts.
Symptoms of black fungus
Warning signs include pain and redness around the eyes or nose, fever, headache, coughing, shortness of breath, bloody vomits, and altered mental status. According to the advisory, infection with mucormycosis should be suspected when there is:
- Sinusitis — nasal blockage or congestion, nasal discharge (blackish/bloody).
- Local pain on the cheekbone, one-sided facial pain, numbness, or swelling.
- Blackish discoloration over the bridge of nose/palate.
- Loosening of teeth, jaw involvement.
- Blurred or double vision with pain.
- Thrombosis, necrosis, skin lesion.
- Chest pain, pleural effusion, worsening of respiratory symptoms.
Experts advise that one should not count all cases of the blocked nose as cases of bacterial sinusitis, particularly in the context of immuno suppression and/or Covid-19 patients on immuno modulators. Do not hesitate to seek aggressive investigations for detecting fungal infection, they advise.
Any doubts consult an online doctor
If you have any one of these symptoms or some other doubts about your health condition. Without any delay, consult with the expert doctors on Second Opinion app.
In this, you can make video calls to the specialist prime doctor and can ask any questions regarding your health issues. Also, one can send the MRI Scan and other medical reports to them. Once examined the reports, they will give you the suggestion and remedies to follow if it is a normal problem.
Or if there are mild symptoms then they will suggest you check for the covid-19 test. This telemedicine app tremendously helps you without moving outside the house. One can clear the health problem from home itself. It helps to find the disease or any health problems at an earlier stage.