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Mucormycosis and its homoeopathic medicine
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Mucormycosis and its homoeopathic medicine




Mucormycosis is an infectious disease. It is a fungal infection. This fungus initially enters the paranasal sinus. It extends cribriform plate to the sinus to involve the orbit and anterior fossa. Fungus invade to the blood vessels to cause haemorrhagic necrosis.

CT shows infarction or enhancing mass.

Mucormycosis, colloquially known as black fungus, is an infection from Mucormycetes group of fungi. It is abundantly found in environments, especially in soil.

It is previously called as zygomycosis. Mucormycosis affects people who have health problems or take medicines that lower their body's ability to fight germs and sickness.

It is most commonly affects the sinuses or the lungs after inhaling fungal spores of molds from the air. It can occur on the skin after a cut, burn or other type of skin injury.

It is generally spread by breathing in, eating food, concomitant by, or getting spores of molds of the Mucorales type in open wound.

These fungi are frequently present in decomposing organic matter such as rotting fruits and vegetables, leaves and animal manure but don't usually affected person.

Although they are found commonly throughout nature, these molds normally don't cause problems.

However in individual with weak or compromised immune system, they can cause severe, even life threatening infectious disease.


*Risk factors

Diabetic patients

Lack of sun exposure

Frequently use of steroids


*Types

Rhinocerebral Mucormycosis

Cutaneous Mucormycosis

Gastrointestinal Mucormycosis

Pulmonary Mucormycosis

Disseminated Mucormycosis


*Clinical feature

Rhinocerebral Mucormycosis (sinus and brain)

Black lesion on nasal bridge or upper inside of the mouth that quickly 

become more severe

Congestion of sinus

Headache

One sided facial swelling

Facial pain


*Symptoms of cutaneous Mucormycosis

Blister and ulcer

Pain

Infected area may turn black

Excessive redness

Swelling around wound


*Symptoms of gastrointestinal Mucormycosis

Abdominal pain

Nausea

Vomiting

Distention of abdomen


*Symptoms of pulmonary Mucormycosis

Chest pain

Cough

Fever

Shortness of breath


*Symptoms of disseminated Mucormycosis

The infection spread to the other areas of the body


*Prevention

Wearing a face mask

Avoid the contact with soil and water damaged buildings and protecting 

skin, hand   feets.

Antifungal drugs


Homoeopathic medicine for Mucormycosis

Merc sol

Thuja

Apis Mel

Calc carb

Sepia

Nitric acid

Kali iod



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