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Can a mouth sore be a sign of black fungus?

Query: Hi doctor, My aunt is taking Amphotericin (antifungal) for a suspected black fungus case. We were not in contact within one week of her checkup. Can you let me know if we are in any imminent danger, as I am feeling some sores in my mouth suddenly for the past two days? Is it a spreading disease li...  Read Full »

Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Black fungus or Mucormycosis is an infection that spreads only by air when someone comes into contact with fungal spores. You do not need to worry much as you have had no contact with your aunt for a week. But follow certain precautions like avoiding damp places and us...  Read Full »

Are skin rash, dry eyes, and fatigue signs of black fungus?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from skin rash, dry eyes, and fatigue for more than a month. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Could you explain your symptoms elaborately? Have you done any laboratory investigations for this issue? Kindly revert to help you better. Regards.  Read Full »

Does mucormycosis affect all the COVID-19 positive people?

Query: Hi doctor, I tested positive for COVID-19 ten days ago and have been completely asymptomatic. I have no diabetes or have not used steroids. Am I still at risk of black fungus or mucormycosis? I have been trying very hard not to panic looking at the cases. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I completely understand your concern and will definitely help you regarding this. Black fungus or mucormycosis is an opportunistic fungus that thrives in low immunity and a favorable environment. Inadvertent use of steroids lowers immunity. Also, patients on ventila...  Read Full »

Who are at risk of black fungus disease?

Query: Hi doctor,I was suffering from the COVID-19 infection last month. Today I went to the park for running, and I had my earphones in my ear. Suddenly I dropped the earphones on the soil. After that, I cleaned it with plain water and again put it in my right ear. Now I am worried about getting black fun...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your earphone was dropped on the soil during jogging. After washing the earphone with plain water, again, you started to use the earphone. Now you are worried about the transmission of ...  Read Full »

Are COVID patients more prone to mucormycosis or black fungus?

Query: Hi doctor, I am fine now and I think that I have recovered from COVID-19. But I heard that people having black fungus or mucormycosis lose their eyesight and die after having it. Kindly tell me about the symptoms of this disease. What can be done to prevent it? Can I have this disease after getti...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. According to your statement, you want to know about black fungus or mucormycosis. It is an infection caused by a group of molds called mucormycetes living in the environment. It affects the sinuses, brain, or lungs of immunocompromised people....  Read Full »

Is black fungus disease prevalent among COVID-19 recovered patients with diabetes?

Query: Hi doctor, I had COVID-19 a month before, and I was given Dexamethasone 4 mg twice daily from the second day for ten days. I am diabetic with an HbA1c of 7 percent as it is controlled diabetes. During those ten days of taking Dexamethasone, my blood sugar level was between 250 mg/dL to 325 mg/dL. N...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Mucormycosis is an opportunistic infection and occurs in patients with lowered immunity. There is no time frame regarding the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) contraction. It occurs due to a mold that is present in the environment that are especially damp. They can b...  Read Full »

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