What is a black fungus, and what are its symptoms?
Hello, I read in a newspaper yesterday that the cases of black fungus are increasing every day after covid-19, and people suffering from covid-19 also develop it. Can anyone tell me what is black fungus and what are its symptoms? It would be helpful.
@ezra Hello, Black fungus, also known as Mucormycosis, is a rare but dangerous infection. Black fungus is caused by getting into contact with fungus spores in the environment. It can also form in the skin after the fungus enters through a cut, scrape, burn. The infection majorly attacks parts of your face and can cause severe facial deformities. The infection causes acute swelling and inflammation across the sinus passage. The noticeable symptoms would be nosebleeds, nasal blockage, numbness, or loss of sensation across parts of the face. Other symptoms are:-
- Formation of black crust around the nose
- Swelling and Inflammation on cheeks and eyes
- Chest pain or pulmonary infections
- Acute headache
- Partial/Complete loss of Vision