3 simple oral hygiene tips to prevent you from black fungus
New Delhi : Black fungus has been marked as a new threat in patients recovering from coronavirus these days and the main cause for it is poor hygiene of medical equipment used for providing oxygen and steroids which increases the chances of development of bacteria and fungus in the mouth.
Following some simple oral hygiene tips can reduce the chances of catching this rare yet fatal disease. According to a dentist, the primary black fungus symptoms include discolouration of the oral tissues, tongue, and gums. Other symptoms of the infection are a stuffy nose, severe pain, swelling of the face, heaviness below the eyes, discomfort, fever, and headache.
Below are 3 simple tips which can be effective against black fungus.
Maintain oral hygiene
The intake of steroids and other medications after recovering from COVID-19 enables bacteria and fungus to grow in your mouth. This leads to problems in the sinus, lungs, and even the brain. Taking care of your mouth by brushing at least twice or thrice a day may help you to control the bacteria. Taking oral cleanups is also suggested to be exceedingly helpful.
Maintaining good oral health after recovering from Covid-19 is said to be a must for patients to protect themselves from the side effects of the disease. Patients are advised to change their toothbrush once they test negative so that the virus that may be present on the old brush doesn’t attack them again. Regular rinsing of your mouth is highly advised to prevent any kind of infection that they arise including Black Fungus.
Disinfecting toothbrush and tongue cleaner
Experts say that a Covid infected patient or somebody who has recovered from it should not keep their brush in the same holder where other family members do. It may increase the chances of spreading the virus to others. It is advised to clean the brush and tongue cleaner using an antiseptic mouthwash.