Guwahati: Amid the rising cases of black fungus infection in the country, the first case of yellow fungus has been reported from Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh. It is learnt that yellow fungus is dangerous than both black fungus and white fungus.
The patient is currently undergoing treatment at the hospital of noted ENT surgeon Brij Pal Tyagi.
Symptoms of Yellow Fungus
Symptoms of yellow fungus are lethargy, low appetite, or no appetite at all and weight loss.
In serious cases, yellow fungus can also cause leakage of pus and slow healing of the open wound and slow healing of all wounds, malnutrition and organ failure and sunken eyes due to eventual necrosis.
Yellow fungus is a fatal disease because it starts internally and therefore it is important that you seek medical treatment as soon as you notice any symptoms.
The only treatment for Yellow Fungus is Amphotericin B injection, which is a broad spectrum antifungal medicine.
Causes of Yellow fungus
Yellow fungus infection is mainly caused by bad hygiene. It is very important to clean out the enclosure around your home and keep it as clean as possible. Remove old foods and fecal matter as soon as possible to help prevent the growth of bacteria and fungus.
The humidity of the house is also important so it should be measured at all times as too much humidity can promote the growth of bacteria and fungus. The correct humidity level is 30% to 40%. Notably, it is easier to deal with low humidity than having too much moisture.