• Sat. Oct 29th, 2022

When it comes to boosting immunity, fruits are undeniably a holy grail and most of us blindly rely on fruits for our nutrition, but with the outbreak of Black Fungus consuming raw and fresh produce has turned out to be a matter of concern.

May 24, 2021

Uncontrolled diabetes and excessive use of steroids post covid increases the risk of getting infected with Black Fungus. “There has been an increasing trend in the fungal infection being seen in Covid patients. This was also reported to some extent during the SARS outbreak. Uncontrolled diabetes with Covid can predispose to the development of mucormycosis,” said Guleria.
He further shared that “Steroid use has increased much more in this Covid wave and steroids given, when not indicated in mild or early disease, can cause a secondary infection. Those given high doses of steroids, when not indicated, can lead to high blood sugar levels and a high chance of mucormycosis.”
AIIMS chief, Dr Guleria shared a few ways to control the spread of black fungus:”Three factors are very important — good control of blood sugar levels, those on steroids must monitor blood sugar levels regularly and being careful about when to give steroids and their dosage.”