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how to tell if its mold or mildew

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
27 years experience Family Medicine
Color: Mildew is a filmy, whitish or light green residue that is forms of mold hyphae of various types of mold. Black mold, and I am referring to stachbotrys ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Depending upon what your are concerned with? If you are referring to "black mold" , you should contact someone with the skills and credentials and eq ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Allergies&respirator: Not all molds cause health problems but some are known to cause allergies, and some produce harmful mucotoxins which can cause serious health problems ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not much different: Mildew is mold or fungus on moist surfaces. Black mold simply refers to those fungi that have dark pigment. There are literally thousands of mold. Th ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjeev Mall
Specializes in Family Medicine
Allergies: sometimes the molds can cause dermatitis and can makes asthma worse.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Mold: Most healthy patients will not experience symptoms when encountering mold/mildew. Patients who have pre-existing health issues or weak immune systems ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Mold: It is mold as result of excess moisture condensing on your windows. You may need a dehumidifierto resduce the moisture in your house. You will need to ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Boger
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
None: Mildew is one of several manifestations of molds.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Most likely nothing: Mold spores are naturally occurring in our environment, both indoors and outdoors. We likely inhale mold spores frequently with no problems. Inhaling ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
35 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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