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International Journal of Homoeopathic Sciences

International Journal of Homoeopathic Sciences

2021, Vol. 5 Issue 3, Part E
Mucormycosis and its homoeopathic management
Author(s): Dr. SGS Chakravarthy, Dr. P Dastagiri and Dr. Kaushal Kumar Savera
Abstract:
COVID -19 Pandemic, which initially occurred in the city of Wuhan, Hubein Province of China, is rapidly spreading worldwide and showing Immediate or Delayed Complications and is a challenge to the entire medical fraternity. To combat the complications like Cytokine storm, Intravascular Thrombotic phenomenon, Life-threatening Pneumonia, ARDS, Respiratory failure, or Cardiac arrest, Conventional Medicines such as Antibiotics, Antivirals, Steroids and Multivitamin Supplements were used out of necessity in view of saving lives which lead to many serious adverse Drug events like Severe Prostration, Immunosuppression and Opportunistic Infections. One the Recent Serious opportunistic events reported in many parts of India is Mucormycosis, popularly known as Black Fungus. Though Mucormycosis is often seen in Diabetics, Immunocompromised persons and Patients on Aggressive usage of Steroids, It is especially now projected in many COVID or Post COVID Syndrome cases, which manifest as Rhinocerebral, Pulmonary or GastroIntestinal forms. This Infection needs immediate medical intervention to prevent Haematogenous spread and invasion to other vital organs, which lead to Multi-organ failure. The Medicines like Amphotericin-B and Potassium Iodide is frequently used to treat Mucormycosis, and Surgical Procedures like Maxillectomy may follow in emergency cases. Since the Medication Amphotericin -B has disadvantages of causing Nephrotoxicity, though used with the utmost care, Homoeopathic Medicines can be utilised as Alternative treatment or as an adjuvant for a speedy recovery. This article discusses Mucormycosis and its management by various Homoeopathic Medicines such as Kali Group of Remedies, Silicea, Thuja, Lycopodium, Nitric acid, etc. evidenced to have antifungal effects by various laboratory experiments and provings.
Materials and Methods: The literature on Mucormycosis, its causation, treatment administered, and role of Homoeopathic Remedies like Kaligroup, Silicea, Thuja, Lycopodium, Nitric acid from available Materia Medica and Repertories and Radar Software.
Conclusion: The Second Wave of the COVID Pandemic is uncontrollable due to the Mutations of the virus, its virulency, Rapid spread, lack of Public awareness, Lack of proper treatment at the Right time due to scarcity of Hospital Beds, lack of adequate Oxygen, and superadded opportunistic Infections like Mucormycosis. Homoeopathic Medications like Kaligroup remedies, Silicea, Thuja, Arsenic album, Lycopodium, Nitric acid etc. aid in the treatment of Mucormycosis without any adverse events

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How to cite this article:
Dr. SGS Chakravarthy, Dr. P Dastagiri, Dr. Kaushal Kumar Savera. Mucormycosis and its homoeopathic management. Int J Hom Sci 2021;5(3):293-299. DOI: 10.33545/26164485.2021.v5.i3e.437
International Journal of Homoeopathic Sciences