What is it (yellow fungus)?
Fundamentally a fungal infection, however unlike the other two infections, the yellow fungus could be much scarier because of the manner in which it affects the body’s internal organs, according to a ZILMS report.
The yellow fungus starts off internally, causes pus leakage, slow healing of wounds, and, in serious cases, can also cause devastating symptoms such as organ failure and acute necrosis. Therefore, it remains critical that patients seek help for their infection as soon as they start observing symptoms.
What are the symptoms?
Lethargy, low appetite, or no appetite at all and weight loss are some of the most reported symptoms. In serious cases, leakage of pus and slow healing of the open wound, slow healing of all wounds, malnutrition and organ failure and sunken eyes due to eventual necrosis can also be observed.
The symptoms of yellow fungus are said to be lethargy.
- weight loss
- low appetite
- no appetite at all.
Subsequently, more severe symptoms of yellow fungus can also be the leakage of pus. It also reportedly affects the healing process of wounds and slows it down.
In serious cases, yellow fungus can also cause leakage of pus and slow healing of the open wound and slow healing of all wounds, malnutrition and organ failure and sunken eyes due to eventual necrosis.
Yellow fungus is a fatal disease because it starts internally and therefore it is important that you seek medical treatment as soon as you notice any symptoms.
What is the cause?
Most fungal infections develop due to unsanitary conditions- poor hygiene, contaminated resources (including food), or overuse of steroids, antibacterial medications or poor oxygen use.
Patients coping with comorbidities or using immunity-suppressing medications continue to be at a greater risk for catching the infection. Excess humidity could also be a contributing factor for the growth of the infection, reported DNA.
Should Humidity effect on prevention on yellow fungus?
The humidity of the house is also important so it should be measured at all times as too much humidity can promote the growth of bacteria and fungus. The correct humidity level is 30% to 40%. Notably, it is easier to deal with low humidity than having too much moisture.
Treatment of Yellow Fungus
According to the doctor, there is no reference in any journal about this. However at this point, Amphotericin B can be used, however, it will take time to heal the wound as compared to White & Black fungi.
The only treatment for Yellow Fungus is Amphotericin B injection, which is a broad spectrum antifungal.
The theory is that your health will improve if you get rid of the extra fungi and re-introduce good bacteria into your digestive tract.
- Diet low in sugar, yeast, refined carbohydrates, and mold-containing foods.
- Probiotics from yogurt, fermented foods, or supplements.
- Non-prescription antifungals, such as oil of oregano, garlic, and grapefruit seed extract.
- Prescription anti-fungal medications (recommended by some practitioners, but not all).
Is the anti-fungal diet right for me?
On the one hand, anti-fungal diets are high in nutrient-dense vegetables and low in processed foods. On the other hand, very restrictive diets are hard to follow and they can lead to nutrient deficiencies in the long-term.
If dairy is your usual source of calcium, you will need to plan on including enough calcium-rich vegetables. For vegetarians, protein choices are limited in anti-fungal diets.
Foods to avoid for fungal infections
Many of these lists of foods to eat and avoid. The basic idea is that sugars feed the yeast and must be avoided. Therefore, anti-fungal diets eliminate:
- Added sugars (examples: cane sugar, honey, syrup)
- Natural sugars (examples: fresh and dried fruit, fruit juice)
- Refined starches (examples: white bread, pastries)
- Starchy vegetables (examples: potatoes, carrots, peas, beans)
- Milk sugar, also known as lactose (examples: cheese, milk, cream).
These diets also eliminate many other foods such as alcohol, foods with mold, food additives, and caffeine. The idea is to eliminate the foods completely for a period of time and then add them back one at a time to see how your body reacts.
Disclaimer: The above information is collated from available sources. Please consult your treating physician for all details.