Black fungus: ICMR releases guidelines; Dos and don'ts

Black fungus: ICMR releases guidelines; Dos and don'ts.CMR has published guidelines on what to do and what not to do in covid patients.

Friday, May 21, 2021

/ by Avishek Bera


The News Cover: The incidence of 'black fungus' infection among covid patients continues to rise. In this situation, ICMR has published guidelines on what to do and what not to do in covid patients. Doctors have also been instructed to look for signs of a serious infection with the rare black fungus in Covid-19 patients.

The Indian Council of Medical Research or ICMR has published guidelines for early detection of infections. These guidelines suggest that patients should be closely monitored after recovering from coronavirus infection and that any of the warnings mentioned should not be omitted. This is because fungal infections can be seen weeks or even months after the corona is released.

Must wear shoes, long trousers, long sleeve shirts and gloves as well as mast when visiting construction sites. After taking care of the garden, fertilizing the trees, you have to take a bath to prevent infection. You have to do everything to maintain personal hygiene.

According to doctors, mucus is more prevalent in covid patients, especially those suffering from diabetes and cancer. Mucous infections begin as an infection of the forehead, nose, back of the cheek bones, and between the eyes and teeth. It then spreads to the eyes, lungs and even the brain. It turns black or fades over the nose. This results in blurred or double vision, chest pain, shortness of breath and cough.

Eye surgeons, ENT specialists, general surgeons, neurosurgeons and dental maxillofacial surgeons should be consulted for the treatment of this infection. Amphotericin-B injections can be used as antifungal drugs following the doctor's advice.

covid patients may experience abnormal black discharge or bleeding from the nose if infected with black fungus. May cause headache or eye pain. Swelling around the eyes, double vision, redness of the eyes, vision loss, closed eyes. This results in inability to open the eyes. And numbness of the mouth, difficulty in chewing or opening the mouth.

The shots that need to be taken for this are hyperglycemia or high blood sugar level to be controlled. Blood glucose levels need to be controlled. It is important to pay special attention to diabetic patients. Judging by the need to use steroids. Clean, sterile water should be used for humidifiers during oxygen therapy. In addition, antibiotics or antifungals should be used in accordance with the doctor's advice.

And the things that can't be done are- don't ignore the warnings and symptoms. If the nose is closed, do not consider it as a cause of bacterial sinusitis. Do not hesitate to identify fungal etiology. Do not waste important time to start treatment for this disease.

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