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Is Yellow Fungus more dangerous: causes, symptoms and treatment

With a top ENT surgeon in Uttar Pradesh Dr Brij Pal Tyagi saying that he is treating a patient who has contracted Yellow Fungus, the infection, mostly found in reptiles, was not detected with a CT scan in the 45-year-old patient but after performing endoscopy.  
 
IS YELLOW FUNGUS MORE DANGEROUS THAN BLACK OR WHITE FUNGUS 

In case of black fungus or white fungus, the symptoms are facial swelling, blackening or discolouration over the nose, blurred or double vision, chest pain, breathing difficulties, coughing blood and severe headache. However, the doctors have reportedly said that the yellow fungus starts infecting the patient internally.  

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS 

The patient suffering from yellow fungus complains of extreme tiredness, low or no appetite at all which leads to weight loss. Subsequently, the weight of the patient starts decreasing rapidly and it becomes quite fatal. Reportedly, it later results into internal bleeding and multiple organs failure. 

WHAT CAUSES YELLOW FUNGUS INFECTION 

Excess use of steroids or anti-fungal medicines are also a possible reason behind sudden surge in such infections in Covid-19 patients, even if recovered. It is believed that poor hygiene standards or consumption of unhygienic food causes yellow fungus infection. 

WHAT IS ITS TREATMENT

Anti-fungal drug Amphotericin-B is being considered as a primary treatment of yellow fungus. The same injection is being used currently to treat black or white fungus cases in the country. 
 
Also Read | What is Black Fungus infection and how to prevent it?

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