Can Plant Fungus Infect Humans?
I am an agricultural student dealing with plants every day. Not infrequently on these plants there are fungal pathogen attacks both on fruit, seeds and parts of the plant. suddenly I experienced a cough and it was a bit hot and itchy in my chest. Is there any indication that the fungus is inhaling me if I am often exposed to this plant? Or I just cough because of fatigue? What do you think the anticipation is? Thank you
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Plant pests can indeed be inhaled and enter the airway. As with bacteria and viruses, plant pests will infect and damage the airways, causing symptoms of inflammation. Although in general, inhaled fungi do not cause illness in healthy people, but excessive exposure at any time may be able to cause disease as a person with low immunity.
For that, some things you must do to prevent respiratory infections due to fungi, namely:
1. Use protective equipment such as special eye glasses, masks and closed clothing when in a pests environment. Because in addition to infecting the airways, fungi can also infect the eyes and skin.
2. Eat nutritious foods to improve the body's immune system.
3. Drink lots of warm water to clear the esophagus.
4. Get enough rest.
5. If the condition causes complaints of coughing up phlegm or shortness of breath, you should immediately consult a pulmonary specialist so that further examination and treatment can be done.
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