Fungal molds of mucormycetes cause rare and deadly mucormycosis. Inhalation of these fungal spores affects the sinuses and lungs. In normal people, the body's natural immunity fights it off, but in people under medications to suppress their immunity or have weakened immune system due to other illnesses, mucormycosis leads to black nasal discharge, facial swelling, shortness of breath, black lesions on the palate and nasal bridge, nasal blockage, fever, and headache. Based on the site affected, there are rhinocerebral, gastrointestinal, pulmonary, and cutaneous mucormycosis.

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What are the immune boosters that help in preventing mucormycosis post-COVID in a diabetic patient?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently I have recovered from COVID. I got negative three weeks back. I took Deflazacort 30 twice a day for nine days and after that 6 mg twice a day for one week and 6 mg once a day for five days after that stopped. My sugar levels are in control now after changing medicine. Now I am sc...  Read Full »

Dr. Jebin Abraham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Mucormycosis is a dangerous disease. Still, it is rare. You do not need to worry. You can take a Zincovit tablet (Multivitamin) and a good diet. That is enough. Great that you are staying healthy now. Keep your sugar levels as normal as possible. Until today, no medicin...  Read Full »

Will post-COVID mucormycosis cause severe headache and swelling inside the mouth?

Query: Hi doctor,My father recently recovered from COVID-19 and again re-admitted to the hospital with mucormycosis symptoms. The main problem my father is facing are several continuous headaches and swelling inside the mouth, and loosening of teeth. He is facing these problems for the last 25 days (from b...  Read Full »

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and the reports you have provided (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). His diagnosis would be a 59-year-old male with diabetes mellitus and post COVID mucormycosis - sinonasal plus orbital. As your father has recovere...  Read Full »

Can black fungus affect a healthy person?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a skin rash, fatigue, and dry eyes. I suspect black fungus. Is it possible to have it if you are a healthy person? And if so, what test should I undergo to check? And can this disease transmit through clothes? I am not under any medication. I got a blood test and thyroid test, all h...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Black fungus or mucormycosis is the opportunistic fungi that occur most commonly in the following patients: 1) Diabetes. 2) Neutropenia or on glucocorticoids treatment. 3) Iron overload conditions. 4) Malignancy. 5) Hematopoietic stem cell transplantat...  Read Full »

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. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

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 »

What are the symptoms of post-COVID fungal infection in the eyes?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is a 40-year-old healthy female. She has pain in both eyes for the past seven days. It started with discomfort and irritation as if some particle is stuck in her eyes. Both the eyes are affected, but she can see well. There is no discharge, no foreign body, or burning. Using...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Koranmath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It may be due to allergy (dust most common). If Histafree eye drops (Olopatadine) is not relieving, I suggest: Alcaft eye Drops (Alcaftadine) twice daily for one month. Refresh Liquigel Eye Drops (Carboxymethylcellulose) three times a day for one month. Ask he...  Read Full »

How long does the complications of COVID-19 last?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient was discharged after COVID treatment six days ago. He feels sudden pain in lower abdomen today. He has taken tablets for five days. But one tablet Mucinac 600 alone we got only after first three days of taking other tablets. Could that be a problem or is this a normal stomach...  Read Full »

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query. Based on which the patient was discharged, and now he is having pain in the lower abdomen. Tablet Mucinac is given to reduce dryness and improve lung function. Pain is not related to that. It is essential to know that even after reco...  Read Full »

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