There has been a rampant rise in the number of fungal infections reported amongst people, especially those who have recovered from coronavirus infection.After seeing the Black and white fungus, now more deadly color of fungus start emerging as post covid complication that is Yellow fungus.
The 45year old patient ,from Ghaziabad is claimed to be suffering from Yellow fungus as well as black and white fungus.
Yellow fungus is considered more dangerous than both Black fungus and White fungus, since it in an infection which can cause heavy internal damage.
a• Delayed healing of wounds
b• Pus leakage
c • Loss of appetite
e• Sunken eyes
f• Slow metabolism
g• Disrupted digestion
h• Lack of energy, lethargy and fatigue
i• Unexplained unusual weightloss
j• Prolonged recovery timelines
Fungal infections spread when a person inhales moulds that are found in the environment.Yellow fungus in mainly caused by bad hygeine. Due to COVID-19, there are chances of more unsanitary environments, one must ensure that disinfection techniques are followed. Over use of steroids, anti bacterial medication or poor oxygen use are also are included in few causes of the yellow fungus infection.
People who recovered from COVID-19 and having weakened immunity. It is due to existing comorbid condition like high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, cancer etc. are at high risk of developing yellow fungus infection.
What we must remember is that we are only beginning to learn information about the new infection. However, like with any infection, one of the best steps is to take safeguard your health.To prevent such type of deadly infection to appear one should follow some precautions such as –
1 • Follow proper mask mandates
2• Maintain personal hygeine
3• Keep your surroundings clean
4• Indiscriminate usage of steroids and related medications should be avoided
5• Hospital staff and also attendants of patients on oxygen therapy should also ensure that oxygen is well filtered and not contaminated
How it is different from other fungus –
Yellow fungus infection is different from Black and White fungus infection in the manner of its spread.As black fungus starts off with distinct facial disfiguration.The Yellow fungus infection starts to cause symptoms by launching an attack on the body’s internal organ and disturbing vital bodily processes.
Since the damage caused by the infection is said to be much more dangerous and severe, experts now warning people to start recognising the infection from day 1 and report doctor to seek treatment.
Is it contagious?
Fungal infections can primarily attack people with compromised immunity. Yellow fungus or other fungal infections being talked about right now aren’t exactly contagious, since they cannot be spread from person to person like other respiratory infections, including that of COVID-19.
The antifungal injection Amphotericin B is believed to be effective against yellow fungus infection. As it is the first case of this infection reported there is much more to explore about the infection.