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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Only if you are ill: Not all people exposed to black mold will become ill. However if you have respiratory problems, nasal congestion, pneumonia, sinus infection etc. , yo ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Black mold: Depending on how much you inhaled it and if you have any lung diseases and or if you have any conditions that affect your immune system, it might caus ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Black mold: Depending on how much you inhaled it and if you have any lung diseases and or if you have any conditions that affect your immune system, it might caus ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No set time: Depends on what the symptoms are. The so-called microbial volatile organic compounds which give you the musty odor can irritate your nose, eyes, and ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergy consult: The toxic effects from "black mold" exposure are often exaggerated. A certain percentage of people exposed to it may develop asthma, hay fever, sinus ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Burns
18 years experience Emergency Medicine
No test : While some molds make a "mycotoxin", there is no test to see if you were exposed. When patients have symptoms of black mold exposure, it's an allergi ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No problem: There are 500, 00 molds and half of them are black. Unless there is an active breathing problem at this time, there is not going to be any long term p ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Respiratory probs: Mold in general can cause mostly respiratory problems, such as bronchitis, asthma, etc and sometimes nasal allergies and sinus problems. Not sure what ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Mold: Mold is mostly black and not all is toxic black mold, stachybotris. A short time may not lead to long term health effects but may cause acute respirat ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Primary doctor first: For fatigue and dizziness, one should see his primary doctor for a thorough evaluation. Such symptoms are very common and can be due to almost any med ... Read More
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