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What are the best ways to prevent mucormycosis?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree
In brief: Your immunity
"mucor" is an invasive fungus that affects people with severe underlying illness like very poorly controlled diabetes, or immune suppression for transplants, and autoimmune diseases.
Some malignancies (leukemias) can render your immune system ineffective. If you don't have these conditions or similarly severe illness, you'd be hard pressed to get mucormycosis even if you tried.

In brief: Your immunity
"mucor" is an invasive fungus that affects people with severe underlying illness like very poorly controlled diabetes, or immune suppression for transplants, and autoimmune diseases.
Some malignancies (leukemias) can render your immune system ineffective. If you don't have these conditions or similarly severe illness, you'd be hard pressed to get mucormycosis even if you tried.
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
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Dr. Lisa Hogan
Vitamin D has a profound effect on immunity, so make sure you have enough Vitamin D.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Mucormycosis
The group of molds that cause mucormycosis, also called xygomycosis, are quite common in the environment.
Avoiding the spores of these molds is basically impossible. Since the classical patient with mucormycosis is the uncontrolled diabetic, keeping diabetes controlled is an important way of avoiding the infection.

In brief: Mucormycosis
The group of molds that cause mucormycosis, also called xygomycosis, are quite common in the environment.
Avoiding the spores of these molds is basically impossible. Since the classical patient with mucormycosis is the uncontrolled diabetic, keeping diabetes controlled is an important way of avoiding the infection.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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