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Mask & Mucor Mycosis

Mask & Mucor mycosis


You are dealing with corona since more then one year & now,

you have come across new disease that is Mucor mycosis.

In India, we are currently seeing thousands of covid recovered

patients now suffering from deadly fungus known as Mucor mycosis.

Unfortunately, at present Gujarat is having highest numbers of

Mucor mycosis cases.

Mucor fungus has always been there surrounding all of us, all the time.

But there were hardly anyone suffering from the infection- thanks to

your natural immunity.

However, due to covid infection, your natural immunity gets

lowered and the fungus has the opportunity to attack you.

You are very well aware -how to protect yourself from corona:

  • By washing your hands frequently,
  • sanitizing your hand and
  • wearing mask.


let me tell you one thing that this mask which protect you from

Corona can be one reason for developing fungus infection.


Let us understand it

  • When you wear your mask, it come in close contact with your mouth &

nose for very long period.

  • Due to your perspiration & dust, your mask

gets contaminated. If you wear contaminated mask, then obviously there

are high chances to get bacterial or fungal infection.

  • So, it is very important to maintain hygiene   of your mask.

What you must do?

There are two types of mask-

  • Disposable mask
  • You must use your surgical or N-95 mask only once.
  • Don’t re-use it the next day even if it is visibly not spoiled. Discard

it at the end of the day. You are not supposed to wash and reuse it.

Even if you have worn it for half an hour, you have to discard it.


  • Reusable cloth masks
  • Here also it is important to maintain hygiene of your

reusable mask.

  • After using it at the end of the day, you must wash your mask properly

with detergent. Then you have to dry it properly and you can re-use it.

  • Even if you have worn your mask for short period, you have to

wash it at the end of the day.


Click here to listen to a detailed video explanation.

આ વિષે વધુ વિસ્તારપૂર્વક ગુજરાતીમાં વિડિયો દ્વારા સમજવા માટે અહી ક્લિક કરો.


This is very small thing but very important thing to prevent Mucor mycosis.

Don’t forget that – to prevent corona Mask is very important but, to

prevent Mucor mycosis Mask-hygiene is equally important as it stays in contact

with your nose and mouth for very long period.

That’s all for today

See you next Tuesday with another Tuesday tip

Till then take care

Stay safe.

Providing simple solutions for complexities of life

Dr Bhumita Makwana

Your Dietitian & Homoeopathic Physician.






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