White fungus is deadlier than black fungus, say experts. It spreads to several parts of your body and severely damages your lungs. Severe effects can be seen on the kidney, mouth, skin and brain. According to Dr. Kaushal Verma, professor at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), the white fungus begins from the tongue or private parts, it makes the tongue white, and then it spreads to other parts like lungs, brain and food pipes.
Symptoms of white fungus -
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dark spots on lungs
  • Reduced oxygen level
  • White patches in oral cavity
  • Skin lesions
How can you protect yourself from white fungus?
People with low immunity are more prone to these fungal diseases, so it is necessary to maintain a healthy immune system.
Maintain your surroundings clean and free from dust.
First case of yellow fungus was reported in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad. Experts say yellow fungus can be scarier than black and white because of the manner it affects the body’s internal organs.
What makes white fungus more dangerous is the fact that it has a grave impact on the lungs as well as other body parts. It can become lethal and may impact vital organs like the brain, respiratory system, digestive tract.

White fungus attacks people who are immunocompromised, i.e. they have low immunity. Unsanitary environments containing the moulds make people prone to catching this fungal infection. The disease is not contagious but another immunocompromised person can be at risk, since these can be inhaled by a patient. Even diabetics, people suffering from cancer and those on long steroids treatment are more at risk of catching white fungus.