White Fungus: Causes, Symptoms, and Risk Factors,

After black fungus, there are also some cases of white fungus in some parts of India which is more dangerous than black fungus infection as per health experts.

Introduction – White fungus can affect several parts of the body including lungs, kidney, mouth, stomach, nails, and private parts. There are some cases of white fungus that have been found in Patna, Bihar. As per health experts, the white fungus is more dangerous than the black fungus. Due to white fungus attacks the lungs, this infection may be detected by performing an HRCT test. As compared with black fungus, the white fungus infection spread more easily to the important organs such as kidneys, stomach, intestines, lungs, nails, private parts, and many more. White fungus infection can be detected by CT scans and X-rays.

Causes of white fungus – As per the doctor, the white fungus can be caused by low immunity or if any individual comes in contact with things, which contain these molds like water so sanitation is important. As per health experts, diabetic conditions, hot or humid environments, and staying on oxygen support for a long period are the main causes of white and black fungal infection.

Symptoms of white fungus – The symptoms of white fungus are similar to that of coronavirus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the symptoms of white fungus infection on an individual depends on where the fungus is growing in the body. There are some of the symptoms of white fungus infection are as given below –

  • Lung infection
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Seizures
  • Chest pain
  • Swelling

Risk factors – According to health experts, people with low immunity and some health problems including diabetes are more prone to white fungus infection. People who take steroids for a long time are easily infected with white fungus. As per the doctor, Covid-19 patients are more prone to white fungus because it affects the lungs and similar symptoms as compared with coronavirus. This infection also affects those covid-19 patients that are on oxygen support.

Is white fungus being more dangerous than white fungus – As per health experts, white fungus is more dangerous than black fungus due to it affects the mouth, kidneys, brain, stomach, nails, skin, and private parts. White fungus infection similarly affects the lungs as coronavirus with the problem in breathing and chest pains. This infection affects the lungs and can be detected by performing an HRCT test.

Diagnosis of white fungus – White fungus infection can be diagnosed by blood test or taking a small tissue sample of the infected area of the body.

Prevention – As per the doctor, white fungus infection can be prevented by sanitizing the oxygen or ventilator properly.

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