Coccidioidomycosis which is more commonly known as “valley fever” or “California fever” is a kind of fungal infection that is generally caused by the Coccidioides immitis. Sometimes this infection can be also caused by the fungal named Coccidioides posadasii. These two types of fungal generally found in soil in few specific regions such as California, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas and Utah. These funguses generally found in California and Arizona. When anyone gets fungus in their body, it may most probably result in valley-fever.
Signs and Symptoms of Valley-Fever
There are numerous signs and symptoms have been associated with the condition of valley fever. You might don’t know the fact that the signs and symptoms occur during the condition of valley fever and the signs and symptoms occur during the flu is very common. That is why many people misunderstood that they have common flu but the fact that they actually going through the condition of valley fever. So, in order to understand whether you are suffering from “valley fever” or it’s only a common flu you will have to understand all the minor aspects of valley fever. You will only be able to differentiate between these kinds of disease if you have the enough knowledge about its signs and symptoms. I know the signs and symptoms of valley fever and common flu are same but there is some little difference between them. It is estimated by the experts that nearly 60 per cent of the patient of valley fever don’t get any kinds of indication. However, 40 per cent of the people suffering from valley fever get the signs and symptoms. Some gets severe indications and some receive mild indications. Valley fever is more susceptible in the patient with pneumonia. Going for the clinical test can also help you detecting whether you have valley fever or it just a common flu. There are numerous signs and symptoms have been associated with valley fever. The major signs and symptoms that a patient of valley fever may experience are constant feeling of tiredness, fever, cough, muscle pain, joint pain, head ache and rash. These are the some common indications of valley fever.
Need for medicine or not?
Most of the patient has one specific question and the question is that whether I would take medicines or not. The answer is very easy. If you are not feeling any discomfort or any kind of indication then you don’t have to apply any kinds of medication. In almost 60 per cent of the valley fever cases patient don’t need any kinds of treatment but 40 per cent of the cases may need clinical care.