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Journal of Pharmaceutical Negative Results ; 13:4213-4221, 2022.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-2206778

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The disastrous Coronavirus Disease outbreak declared as a global pandemic, has become a potential hazard to public health. The second wave of COVID-19 in India has been strongly linked to the rising cases of various fungal infections including mucormycosis, aspergillosis, candidiasis, and mucor septicus. These fungal infections have been a cause for alarm for the general public. The color-coding of the fungal infections is primarily based on the symptoms observed in the infected patients and not based on the color of the fungi itself. For busting the myths behind fungal infections, a comprehensive and deeper understanding of the facts is needed to overcome this challenge. Rapid diagnosis, reversal of underlying predispositions, surgical excision or debridement, and optimal antifungal therapy are some of the crucial factors in combating these fungal infections. This article provides a comparative review of literature on various fungal infections during COVID-19, that have been threatening worldwide, predominantly in India. A well-established databases literature search was conducted. Copyright © 2022 Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications. All rights reserved.

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International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research ; 66(1):109-114, 2021.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-1077130

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Hand Hygiene is considered as one of the basic and effective way to prevent spread of various contagious diseases including Covid-19. Among the hand sanitizers, alcohol based hand sanitizers are commonly used as they are found to possess good antimicrobial activity against different pathogens. The present review provides a comprehensive overview of the literature regarding hand sanitizers and their ability to prevent various infections. Hand hygiene is one of the basic and very necessary tool to combat various infections including covid-19. However, selection of right type of hand sanitisation is a very important criterion to be considered. An extensive awareness program is required to educate common people related to the appropriate use and serious health hazards of hand sanitizer. During the pandemic lockdown, the decreased availability of alcoholic beverages made a major impact on many lives. People tend to consume alcohol based hand sanitizers in various regions, which are serious concern. Consumption of alcohol based hand sanitizers can lead to serious health hazards and even poisoning. The governing bodies need to update guidelines regarding restriction on number of times to be used on the daily basis and plays an important role in the global pandemic of Covid-19 infection.

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