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Mucor Mycosis: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Images and Causes

Mucor Mycosis: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Images and Causes

Overview

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Mucormycosis or zygomycosis refers to a rare and severe bacterial/fungal infection which are caused by the species of moulds called mucormycosis.

The moulds are present all over the environment (in soils, in water, green manures, green plants and faeces/urine of animals)

The infection basically affects your lungs as you inhale the infected spores of air.

1. Rhino cerebral mucormycosis – this fungal infection spread into a person’s brain through the sinus.

2. Pulmonary mucormycosis – this fungal infection of mucormycosis infects your lungs and are very common in people who have cancer.

3. Gastrointestinal mucormycosis – gastrointestinal infection causes fungal infection in the intestine of infants and young children.

4. Cutaneous mucormycosis – this kind of mucormycosis spreads in your skin area causing skin outbreaks.

5. Disseminates mucormycosis – disseminated mucormycosis infects directly your bloodstream and other body parts.

β€’ Fever and chills

β€’ Cough

β€’ Runny nose

β€’ Shortness of breath

β€’ Inflamed face and cheeks

β€’ Headache

β€’ Body or muscle ache

β€’ Bone pain

β€’ Congestion of nasal

β€’ Nausea

β€’ Diarrhoea

β€’ Vomiting

β€’ Nose bleeding

β€’ Ulcer issues

β€’ Redness of Eyes

β€’ Excessive eye pain

How can you prevent yourself from a fungal infection?

The infection is not completely prevented but you can reduce the risk of the virus by taking the following precautional measures –

β€’ Always wear a face mask while stepping out of the door

β€’ Where long-sleeved clothes

β€’ Apply insect repellents

β€’ Avoid visiting unclean and dusty areas

β€’ Keep yourself hydrated

β€’ Avoid Street made foods

β€’ Avoid contact with infected people

β€’ Blood sample

β€’ Fluid sample of your respiratory organ

β€’ Biopsy

β€’ Computerised tomography scan or CT scan

β€’ X-RAY

No specific treatment is available for mucormycosis. Aunty fungal medicines amphotericin and posaconazole . Other home remedies are suggested like a properly balanced diet, stress management therapy and fluid intake.

Answer – no , fortunately Mucormycosis is not contagious

Answer – the disease is 50β„… curable in few cases and are fatal too in few .

Answer – it takes for a month to two month to treat the infection.