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can I be tested for environmental mold

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Duane Gels
37 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Clarify: Short answer: none. You can hire a service to check your environment for types of mold, but wont measure level of toxins. You yourself can get tested ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
36 years experience Pediatrics
Yes.: There are companies that can test (and treat, if necessary) your house. Ask for and check references. Look for specialists who are affiliated with p ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
An Allergist: would be your best bet, check aaaai.org or acaai.org, for an allergist / immunologist in your area, good luck
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
What kind of test?: You will need to be specific about what kind of test was done and also if you are suffering from any illness from the exposure. Not all people become ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Many answers: Mold exposure per se does not usually cause pain although allergic reaction or other immune responses may occur. If you have any nasal, eye, or respi ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Beware: Black mold of the sinuses is either a myth or is eluding real scientists -- in contrast to other rare sinus fungi. If it were real, one of the researc ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
BV? Trichomonas?: You may have bacterial vaginosis or trichomonas. These typically cause a fishy odor, but any strong vaginal odor could happen. What kind of tests were ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
ST reaction: The skin test response to allergen may start within minutes followed by a delayed response from 2-8 hrs later. The delayed reaction may linger for a f ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
17 years experience Anesthesiology
Steroid risk: The answer is a qualified yes. But, the increased risk is minimal if they are used as prescribed AND you have no reason to be immune suppressed. If yo ... Read More
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