Curb the spread of Mucormycosis
Be smart, Be informed
Know all about Mucormycosis
Be smart, Be informed
During the ongoing situation, we are all trying our best to cope with the challenges posed in front of us. A lot of people are currently overwhelmed and struggling to find relevant information on what to do and what measures to take.
Also, acquiring appropriate information regarding the emergence of Mucormycosis has been a difficult task. But, not anymore. Here we are to analyse and answer all the questions related to Mucormycosis.
So, let’s get started. In the first place, it becomes very important to know, What makes people prone to Mucormycosis?
Having COVID-19 in the background of diabetes and steroid use is a classic setting for triple immune suppression. COVID-19 affects many segments of our body, including our immune system. Mucormycosis cases have been seen in people with decreased immunity, predominantly either due to diabetes or after some organ transplant.
Now, let’s get to know about the relation between Diabetes and Mucormycosis
In diabetic patients, when the blood glucose of sugar becomes difficult to control, the immune system stops working properly. In the case of severe diabetes, the function of pathogen-fighting cells like neutrophils gets impaired. Such factors make an individual prone to contracting mucormycosis. Besides, high sugar levels are also conducive to fungal growth.
Gastroenterologist Dr Rajeev Jayadevan explains more about this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKV14R37BLU (15:29 – 16:11)
Is Dental health and Mucormycosis connected? Let’s get to know more
The dental expert Dr Neeta Rana informed that there is definitely a link between good dental health and COVID-19 infection. When teeth, gums and palette are maintained well, viral infection is less likely to occur. If wound after tooth extraction is not maintained accurately and if good oral hygiene is not observed, then the chances of catching Mucormycosis increases.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKV14R37BLU (23:12 – 23:34)
Now, let’s understand how Mucormycosis is related to post COVID?
Effects of immuno-suppression and COVID-19 treatment remain in the body for some time. So, it is advised to remain vigilant for a few weeks after recovering from COVID-19. Dr Jayadevan apprised, So many studies have conclusively shown that good healthy bacteria living in our body improve our body’s defence against invading bad bacteria. So, prolonged and unnecessary use of antibiotics is a strong risk factor for fungal and bacterial infections.
Now, let’s embark on an important question: Does vaccination reduce the chance of contracting Mucormycosis?
When someone encounters a repeated infection or infection after vaccination, memory cells introduced in the previous infection swings into action immediately. Studies show that memory cells last at least a year. Ascribing more about it, Dr Jayadevan informed…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKV14R37BLU (26:57 – 27:16) + (29:57 – 30:09)
We live in a place where we are bombarded with information from all corners of the world. Innumerable messages are circulating on social media platforms. As responsible citizens, we must verify the information that we receive and trust only authentic sources.
We will be back with some more updates, thanks for watching.