Valley Fever not Linked to Hearing Loss

Valley Fever not Linked to Hearing Loss

A doctor is reported to have claimed that the so-called valley fever of late is not linked to hearing loss. Arizona is witnessed as a high- threat region for this ailment.

The ailment is witnessed to have its wide footprints in regions recording gentle winters and parched summers. Texas, New Mexico and parts of Central and South America lie under this category.

A reader from Arizona has written to Dr. Gott, describing the ailment that has his dog and his friend's dog and three persons he is familiar with.

The letter underlines his eagerness for a reply concerning the same. Is it highly questioned that whether provisional or permanent loss of hearing can be derived from the ailment itself or the prescription fluconazole?

Dr. Gott answered the reader that the Valley fever is triggered by a fungus (coccidioides) that is has its roots in the soil that is reminiscent of a particular region. The fungus gets airborne after is turns out to be highly unstable due to construction, farming, etc. After being airborne, chances of inhaling it rises.

Living beings who inhale in the fungus start showing symptoms as high fever, thereby developing the valley fever, wish is identified as severe coccidioidomycosis.


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