Hi Guest                                                     

Senior Citizen Checkup (Male & Female)
Price Rs. 2575.00
Discount Rs. 772.50
Payable Rs.1802.50
Book Now
Full Body Health Checkup I
Price Rs. 2200.00
Discount Rs. 0.00
Payable Rs.2200.00
Book Now
Comprehensive Wellness (Advance)
Price Rs. 6850.00
Discount Rs. 2055.00
Payable Rs.4795.00
Book Now
View Article
Article Views: 204
Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever): A comprehensive analysis of the condition
Posted on Aug 28, 2015
Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal infection which usually affects the lungs and may be most often asymptomatic, but may manifest as a flu-like illness or pneumonia. Occasionally, this infection may cause severe, progressive pneumonia or residual pulmonary complications. In immune-compromised individuals, it may spread to other areas including the skin, bone, joints and meninges. A history of travel or residence in an endemic area is very important in establishing the risk of exposure.

Coccidioidomycosis can be classified into three forms - acute, chronic, and disseminated. Acute valley fever is characterized with mild or no symptoms. Flu-like symptoms appear after two to three weeks of exposure, and they include fever, headache, chills, weakness, chest pain, rashes, and joint pain. If the infected person does not develop any symptom, the disease can be diagnosed only through a skin or blood test. A routine X-ray can detect presence of nodules in the lungs. If the infected person develops severe symptoms, at least six months of treatment is needed for recovery.

Chronic coccidioidomycosis is like chronic pneumonia. If the initial infection is not treated properly, occasional recurrence is possible. Usually, such recurrence occurs in diabetic people, and those with a weak immune system. The symptoms include fever, cough, sputum with tinges of blood, cough, and nodules in the lungs. Those who fail to recover from acute valley fever may also develop the chronic variant.

Disseminated coccidioidomycosis is the spread of infection from lungs to other parts, like skin, bones, liver, brain, heart, and the spinal cord. It produces symptoms, like skin lesions, nodules, swollen joints, painful lesions in the skull, bones and spine, and meningitis.

Treatment of Coccidioidomycosis

Acute coccidioidomycosis does not require any treatment. It is like common flu, and can be relieved with complete bed rest and intake of lots of fluids. If the symptoms do not subside or become severe, antifungal medication is prescribed. If the condition of the patient is serious, then intravenous antifungal drugs are used. At present, there is no vaccination available to cure valley fever.

Some effective measures can be taken to prevent coccidioidomycosis. You can wear a mask and protect yourself from inhaling the dust. Stay indoors and close the doors, windows, and ventilators, during stormy weather. Wet the soil before digging, as a precautionary measure. The last and most important thing is to consult a physician as soon as the symptoms appear.

Ayurvedic treatment of Coccidioidomycosis

The Ayurvedic treatment of coccidioidomycosis is aimed at treating both the acute and chronic symptoms of the disease. The acute pulmonary infection is treated using medicines like Shwas-Kuthar-Ras, Arogya-Vardhini, Ras-Sindur, Malla-Sindur, Sameer-Pannag-Ras, Shrung-Bhasma, Pushkarmool (Inula racemosa), Yashtimadhuk (Glycerrhiza glabra), Kushtha (Saussarea lappa), Pippali (Piper longum), Kantakari (Solanum xanthocarpum), Bruhat-Kantakari (Solanum indicum), Behada (Terminalia bellerica), Som (Ephedra vulgaris), Karkatashrungi (Pistishia integerima), Kulingan (Alpimia galangal), Dhatura (Dhatura fastuosa) and Vasa (Adhatoda vasaka).
Written by : Lazoi Team
Read latest articles...
Read all articles of Lazoi Team
NECK PAIN – Myths and Facts..Read More
International Literacy Day..Read More
National Nutrition Week..Read More
Factors Linking Mental Health and Violence..Read More
Mood Swings in Men Is Not Mythical, It's a Reality..Read More
Search Doctors by Speciality
Best Pediatrician in Delhi
Best Dentist in Delhi
Best Psychiatrist in Delhi
Best Neurologist in Delhi
Best Oncologist in Delhi
Best Acupuncturist in Delhi
Best Chest & Allergy in Delhi
Best Diabetologist in Delhi
Best Physiotherapist in Delhi
Best Gynecologist in Delhi
Best Cardiologist in Delhi
Best Pulmonologist in Delhi
Best Dermatologist in Delhi
Best Dietician in Delhi
Best Endocrinologist in Delhi
Best Nephrologist in Delhi
Best Orthopaedic in Delhi
Best Psychologist in Delhi
Best Homeopathy in Delhi
Best Urologist in Delhi
Best Ayurvedic in Delhi
Best Nutritionist in Delhi
Best Orthopaedic Surgeon in Delhi
Best Plastic-Cosmetic Surgeon in Delhi
Best General Physician in Delhi
Best General Surgeon in Delhi
Best Ear Nose Throat (ENT) in Delhi
Best Gastroenterologist in Delhi
Best Laparoscopic Surgeon in Delhi
Best Ophthalmologist in Delhi
Best General Practitioner in Delhi
Best Dermatologist in Mumbai
Best Dentist in Mumbai
Best Ear Nose Throat (ENT) in Bangalore
Best Gastroenterologist in Bangalore
Best Gynecologist in Noida
Best General Physician in Noida
Best Pediatrician in Noida
Best Plastic Cosmetic Surgeon in Noida
Best Dermatologist in Pune
Best Gynecologist in Navi Mumbai
Best Pediatrician in Bangalore
Best Ophthalmologist in Bangalore
Best Dentist in Gurgaon
Best General Physician in Gurgaon
Best General Practitioner in Gurgaon
Best Ear Nose Throat (ENT) in Gurgaon
Best Gynecologist in Mumbai
Best Gynecologist in Thane
Best Dermatologist in Bangalore
Best Pediatrician in Mumbai
Best Physiotherapist in Faridabad
Best Orthopaedic in Faridabad
Best Dentist in Faridabad
Best Ophthalmologist in Faridabad
Best Gynecologist in Pune
Best Orthopaedic Surgeon in Mumbai
Best General Practitioner in Bangalore
Best Ear Nose Throat (ENT) in Mumbai
Best Orthopaedic Surgeon in Faridabad
Book Diagnostics Tests Delhi/NCR
Book Health Packages Delhi/NCR
About Us
Press Releases
Terms of Use
Privacy Policy
Our Services
DocPractice™ Premium
Health Card
Hospital SignUp
Book Diagnostics Tests Delhi/NCR
Book Health Packages Delhi/NCR
Hospital listing
Diagnostic center
Contact us
Ecommerce Flow / Incorporated
Read Articles
Learn About Diseases
Learn About Diagnostic Tests
Learn About Generic Drugs
Social media
Follow us
Lazoi on Facebook Lazoi on Twitter Lazoi on Google Plus Lazoi on BlogSpot
Make online secure payment using

MasterCard  VISA  NetBanking 
Copyright © 2017 Lazoi Lifecare™ Pvt. Ltd. All rights reserved. Website Version 4.1.1