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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Possibly: If feeling badly, you should see your Dr for an evaluation and imaging of your chest to determine what is going on.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Ostro
49 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Black mold not toxic: Extensive scientific studies of black mold show that mold, black or other colors, is not toxic to humans. If you have a mold allegy, then the spores m ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
49 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Black mold hype: This mania about "black mold" is unwarranted. Many molds are dark or blackish in color and are ubiquitous in damp climates. Molds can cause respirato ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Likely ok: Most mold spores are not harmful to people when exposed to small quantities. I won't lose sleep over it.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Mills
13 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Should be fine: Most sinus/respiratory symptoms related to mold exposure are due to an allergic type reaction as well as irritating toxins. Using irrigation to clear ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not necessarily: you need to be evaluated and followed up by pulmonologists and allergists, given the few information you provided, unfortunately we cannot be of much ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Mold inhalation: The answer will vary depending on the level and duration of exposure. Some individuals present with asthma like symptoms, others with a form of bronch ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: there is no connection to mold spores, allergens, etc. and loss of bone. Being a female, inactive, in menopause, smoker, drinker, Caucasian and poor ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not carcinogenic: But allergy, and at times as with aspergilla, semi-invasive to frankly invasive. The allergy produces wheezing and can be quite serious. Cavities/bul ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
With/without smell: You inhale & are exposed to mold spores every second with or without smelling them. They're ubiquitous. Your body is well equipped to fight them o ... Read More

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