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Things to know about Yellow Fungus

Things to know about Yellow Fungus

The aftereffects of COVID-19 are not yet completely known. Several patients are reporting new problems. Elevated LDH, CRP, D-Dimer etc., are some of them. Meanwhile, some cases of black fungus had been reported in various places across the country. Experts said that it might be due to the prolonged use of steroids. Later, a few white fungus cases also had been reported, which scared people across the country.

Now, the first case of yellow fungus has been reported in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.  The patient is admitted to a hospital at Ghaziabad for treatment. Yellow fungus is considered more dangerous than black and white fungus.

Here are few things to know about yellow fungus:

  • Yellow fungus is a fatal disease as it starts internally.
  • Lethargy, weight loss, and low appetite are the symptoms of yellow fungus. It can cause leakage of pus and slow healing of open wounds in serious cases. It can also lead to organ failure.
  • If you notice any symptoms of the disease, seek the medical attention immediately.
  • The main reason for the infection is poor hygiene. Hence keep your home and surroundings clean. High humidity and stale food are other causes that lead to yellow fungus. So, remove stale foods and faecal matter to prevent the growth of fungus.
  • As humidity plays a vital role in the growth of bacteria and fungus, keep an eye on it. The ideal humidity level is 30% to 40%. If it exceeds the said level, there are more chances for the growth of fungus and bacteria.
  • Currently, Amphotericin B injection is the only treatment for yellow fungus.
  • While fungal infections like black and white fungus are scary, the only relief is that these infections are not communicable, as said by health experts.
  • Hence keep your home and surrounding clean and hygienic. Wear a face mask. Do not go to dirty areas. Check the humidity levels in your surroundings.

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