New Delhi: Amid the rising cases of Mucormycosis, also known as black fungus, across the country, Medical Director at Delhi’s LNJP Hospital, Dr Suresh Kumar said that early diagnosis of Mucormycosis is critical and people should not take steroid without consulting doctors.
Dr Suresh told ANI that the black fungus can be detected in people whose immunity is very weak or is taking steroids in large quantities.
“There are 12-13 patients of black fungus at LNJP, out of these, most patients have type 2 diabetes. They took steroids continuously for 20-22 days. People should take steroids only if prescribed by doctors. The steroid should not be used for more than 10 days during COVID treatment,” Dr Suresh said.
To prevent black fungus, he said that mortified oxygen should be used during the COVID-19 treatment and people should keep a check on their blood sugar level.
“The treatment of black fungus can continue for 1-1.5 months. Hence early diagnosis is critical. Many-a-times,…