The second wave of covid 19 pandemic has been more devastating than the first wave. People are suffering rapidly in the second wave. The second wave, which is more stepper than the first wave, continues to transmit the virus among people. The second wave is spreading at a faster pace in every age group. As the second wave has not been slow down, the new type of infection found in Covid 19 as a Black fungus and now as White fungus.
After a spike in black fungus cases in several states across the country, a new lethal fungus has emerged — White fungus .It is believed to be more fatal than black fungus.
As the deadly black fungus, that has come with a second wave of Covid-19 in the country, a new lethal” White fungus” has knocked the door, which has found in Patna, Bihar. At least, four patients had been diagnosed with this lethal fungal infection.
But, we should be alert that this could be many more cases of the disease so far unreported.
This white fungus can affect not only the lungs , but also other parts of the body including the skin, nails, stomach, kidney brain, mouth and private parts of the body.
A few months back , black fungus cases had come, which was more dangerous and affecting the people.
Now, there a new infection called white fungus has come and found in some affected Covid -19 patient.
These new cases of White fungus have been detected in Patna, Bihar and it seems that it is more dangerous than black fungus.
Actually, this infection can be caused due to low immunity or if people come in contact with things that contain these moulds like water etc.
So , sanitation is very very important.
Patients of white fungus show covid like symptoms, but their report might be negative, so, only this infection can be diagnosed through HRCT of the chest. Covid 19 patients are more prone to white fungus as it affects the lungs and similar symptoms develop like that of corona virus.
4) Dark spots on lungs, reduced oxygen levels
Those who have weak immunity like diabetes, cancer patients and those patients who are taking steroids for a long period should take special care as they are more at risk.
According to experts, this new white fungus is four times more dangerous than the black fungus.
Treatment and prevention
Patients with white fungus are currently behaved toward with known anti-fungal medication and hope it might be helpful.
The unsanitary use of oxygen cylinders or the overuse of steroids can also heighten the risk of infection.
It is easy to prevent from white fungus infection by sanitising the oxygen or ventilator properly.
This white fungus (candida and aspergillus) reaching the lungs could pose a new challenge.
But, we can not ignore the fact that apart from fungus, many rare bacterial and other microorganisms — caused new symptoms may emerge in Covid and post- Covid patients in the coming days.
Especially, the patients who are home isolated,should do the HRCT of the chest immediately to rule out any problems.
It has been seen that the patient infected with white fungus showed covid- like symptoms but we’re tested negative. So, the expert believe on HRCT scan of the chest may be required to trace the fungal infection.
So, be careful and stay safe as well as follow the guidelines strictly.