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Can Prevent Black Fungus If ‘Irrational’ Use of Steroids For Covid Treatment Is Stopped, Says Govt

E-News | 22/05/2021 10:05 PM | Click to read full article

Black fungus cases or mucormycosis, which have been steadily growing across the country, can be prevented by stopping the "irrational" use of steroids for Covid-19 treatment, the government said on Saturday.

Administration of steroids beforehand, administering steroids in high doses and giving steroids for a prolonged period is irrational. Steroids do help in treating Covid-19 complications and it is touted as a "wonder drug", but inappropriate doses can invite the risk of black fungus.