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AIIMS Chief Says Yeast Infection Color Coding Could Be Misleading – All You Need to Know | India News

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AIIMS Chief Says Yeast Infection Color Coding Could Be Misleading - All You Need to Know | India News

NEW DELHI: AIIMS boss Randeep gallery on monday he said yeast infections should be identified by their names rather than their colors and they are advised that color coding of the same fungus could be misleading.
Unlike Covid-19, yeast infections are neither contagious nor infectious, Dr. Guleria said during a Union Health Ministry briefing on Covid-19.
He also said that the black fungus is another family, but the term was associated with mucormycosis due to the presence of black spots among the culture of colonies of white fungi.
Here is everything one needs to know about yeast infections.
Types of yeast infections:
Mucormycosis
Candida
Aspergillosis
Cryptococcus
Histoplasmosis
Coccidioidomycosis
Common fungal infections seen in people with low immunity
Mucormycosis
Candida
Aspergillosis
Mucormycosis
This is the most common fungal infection currently seen in Covid patients. 90% to 95% of patients with mucormycosis are diabetic and / or are taking steroids.
Very rarely seen in people who are not diabetic and do not take steroids.
Types of mucormycosis
Mucormycosis can be classified according to the organ of the human body that it attacks. The signs and symptoms of infection also vary depending on the part of the body affected.
Rhinoorbital Cerebral Mucormycosis – infects the nose, eye socket / eye socket, oral cavity and can even spread to the brain. Symptoms include headache, nasal congestion, runny nose (green color), sinus pain, nose bleeds, swelling in the face, lack of sensation in the face, and skin discoloration.
Pulmonary mucormycosis: This fungal infection affects the lungs. It causes fever, chest pain, cough, and coughing up blood.
Mucormycosis in the gastrointestinal tract.
Common symptoms
One-sided facial swelling
Headache
Nasal or sinus congestion.
Rust or nosebleeds
Injuries to the bridge of the nose or the upper part of the mouth that quickly become more severe
Decreased facial sensation
Fever
There is no definite link between mucormycosis and oxygen therapy.
According to Dr. Guleria, there is no definitive link between oxygen therapy and the spread of infection. “Many home-treated patients who do not receive oxygen therapy have also been found to become infected with mucormycosis, he said.
Candida
Candida yeast infection can manifest itself with symptoms such as white patches in the mouth, oral cavities, and tongue.
Can infect private parts
It can also be found in the blood, in which case it can become serious.
It is seen in some people.
Aspergillus
Aspergillosis is relatively rare
It affects and invades the lungs creating cavities in them.
It is occasionally observed
Challenges of treating yeast infections
Antifungal treatment lasts for many weeks, which is proving a challenge for hospitals.
COVID-positive patients and COVID-negative patients who develop mucormycosis should be housed in separate hospital wards.
Surgery should be done cautiously, as aggressive surgery for mucormycosis can have adverse outcomes for Covid patients.
Maintaining proper hygiene is very important for diabetic patients, since the chances of opportunistic infection are very high in these patients.
Those who use oxygen concentrators should make sure to clean the humidifiers regularly.
(Based on the press conference of the head of AIIMS, Dr. Randeep Guleria)

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