It is a serious but rare fungal infection caused by a group of moulds called mucormycetes. It mainly affects people who have health problems or take medicines that lower the body’s ability to fight germs and sickness

People get mucormycosis through contact with fungal spores in the environment. Following are the risk factors: - 

  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Organ transplant
  • Stem cell transplant
  • Low number of white blood cells
  • Long-term corticosteroid use
  • Injection drug use
  • Too much iron in the body (raised Ferritin as in COVID-19)
  • Skin injury due to surgery, burns, or wounds
  • One-sided facial swelling
  • Partial or complete blindness
  • Headache with sinus congestion
  • Black lesions on nasal bridge or upper inside of mouth that quickly become more severe
  • Fever and Cough
  • Chest pain with Shortness of breath
  • Blisters or ulcers, and the infected area may turn black
  • Avoid areas with a lot of dust like construction or excavation sites 
  • Avoid direct contact with waterdamaged buildings
  • Avoid activities that involve close contact to soil or dust
  • Clean skin injuries well with soap and water

Mucormycosis is a disease that is causing havoc in post-covid or already hospitalized covid patients. The deadly fungal disease has instilled new fear and dashed the hopes of many covid patients who have ended up losing their vision or a part of their face! The frightening part is that the number of cases of Mucormycosis are being seen to rise sporadically in different parts of the country which was otherwise a very rare disease phenomenon. This disease is a result of long ICU stays, overuse of steroids and usage of unhygienic oxygen cylinders and pipes. The hospital environment in most cities of India is a breeding ground for many infections and Mucormycosis is yet another disease added to the embarrassing list of hospital borne infections.

In the treatment of a lot of moderate to severe cases of COVID-19, where patients have been in the ICU and hospital wards for many weeks and even a month or two, the immunity of the patient is getting a huge battering resulting in major superimposed infections like this black fungus. Patients are witnessing the symptoms of this disease even days after being discharged from the hospital, leaving them to fight even bigger and deadlier battles. Where is this all leading up to? Is this really the correct treatment protocol?

Homoeopathy on the other hand has been able to cure patients off COVID-19 completely and without any slightest of side effects. I strongly propose to all my patients to take Homoeopathic medicines even in severe and hospitalised cases as it can help in hastening the recovery and also play a huge role in tackling the side effects of the cocktail of Allopathic medicines that the patient is bound to take. Not every body would be able to bear such a brunt of the disease first and on top of that such aggressive treatment protocols.

Homoeopathic medicines can also help in arresting the fast progress of a case of black fungus and prevent the complete erosion and hence removal of that body part, which is usually the paranasal sinuses, eyes and face. The medicines help in raising the immunity of the patient’s body and fight it out to completely cure the patient.

Most important is the management of post-covid patients like maintain good oral hygiene and changing the water of the oxygen pipes, etc. that does not let the fungus grow and thrive. Prevention is always the best cure.

  • Clinical examination
  • Tissue biopsy
  • CT Scan of the lungs, paranasal sinuses and head
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