Mucor Mycosis: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Images and Causes
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.
• Fever and chills
• Runny nose
• Shortness of breath
• Inflamed face and cheeks
• Body or muscle ache
• Bone pain
• Congestion of nasal
• Nose bleeding
• Ulcer issues
• Redness of Eyes
• 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 –
• Always wear a face mask while stepping out of the door
• Where long-sleeved clothes
• Apply insect repellents
• Avoid visiting unclean and dusty areas
• Keep yourself hydrated
• Avoid Street made foods
• Avoid contact with infected people
• Blood sample
• Fluid sample of your respiratory organ
• Computerised tomography scan or CT scan
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 50℅ curable in few cases and are fatal too in few .
Answer – it takes for a month to two month to treat the infection.