Zulekha Hospital’s Recovery Clinic provides finest services for patients with various issues related to their post-covid recovery. Most people recover from the acute phase of the disease, however, some continue to experience a range of effects for months.
The symptoms of long-term infection vary but can include ongoing fatigue, shortness of breath, memory loss or problems with concentration, insomnia, chest pain or dizziness. Patients with various symptoms can visit us as we are well-equipped with modern modalities for investigation and treatment. The initial post-covid 19 consultation can be carried out remotely, using our Telemedicine services. Patients are welcome to visit the Recovery Clinic at the hospitals and consult the specialists. Our experts carry out detailed assessments and investigations of each individual case while creating personalized treatment plans for various health concerns post-covid 19 infections.
We ensure the safety of all patients as we follow stringent infection control protocols, social distancing at all times, schedule appointments in a way that reduces crowding, regularly sanitize all waiting areas, consultation and procedure rooms.
Key Disciplines Involved
- Internal Medicine
- Nutrition and Lifestyle
Black Fungus Mucormycosisis
Black fungus mucormycosisis is a common complaint in COVID-19 patients who are recovering or have recovered is causing a grave concern. It may turn fatal if NOT cared for. Presently, cases have been reported and are on the rise where this fungal infection is preying on patients with comorbidities or compromised immunity. Early Detection and Early Diagnosis is the need of the hour. The most important factor for patient survival is the management of the disease with holistic treatment and through active medical and surgical intervention on time.
This is a “serious” but a rare infection caused by the fungus “Mucorales”. Individuals get mucormycosis through contact with fungal spores in the environment. Once inhaled the infection could spread into the sinus cavities, lungs, and chest cavities. It can produce widespread orofacial tissue necrosis. Most common type of Mucormycosis is Rhino-maxillary disease. Mucormycosis infects people with a weak immune system and those with uncontrolled diabetes or long durations of antibiotic and steroid therapies are also susceptible. They are a family of fungus that gets into your sinuses and air spaces in your head. And when your immune system can’t keep them under control they invade the base of your brain and cause fatal life threatening condition. Symptoms include one-sided cheek or tooth pain, intraoral sinuses or pus discharge, one-sided nasal congestion, blackish nasal discharges, palatal ulcerations, facial skin discoloration, mobility of jaws and redness around the eyes and nose and painful and blurred vision.
It’s important to check early and avoid aggravating the spread of the disease. Patients with facial or jaw pain, need to report to the dentist and evaluate the condition. If necessary, they may be evaluated by a team of Maxillofacial Surgeons, ENT Specialists and Ophthalmologists. Dental Surgeons may also advise relevant blood tests prior to any Invasive Dental Procedures to rule out any suspicions.
Prevention is better than cure. One needs to have good personal and oral hygiene, and avoid using the same masks again, maintain strict oral hygiene, regular monitoring and good blood sugar control. And, equally important to curtail the spread and severity of the infection is by early reporting and screening.