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A 42-year-old member asked:

can you please suggest treatment for toxic mold exposure?

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Dr. Dareen Siri faaaai facaai fisaai
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Mold in the home: There are many types of mold and many of them are black.. Fixing the problem of indoor mold requires removal of water leakage and/or improving ventilation. High mold counts can cause discomfort as an irritant or allergy/asthma problems if you have an allergy to the mold. First, remove the mold. Second, improve ventilation. Third, seek treatment for allergy ; asthma symptoms.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

I was exposed to mold spores at work, and now i'm sick. Can I ask for sick pay or lost wages?

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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Assuming you can prove this occured on the job; then it should be covered under worker's compensation. Check with your hr person at work.
A 21-year-old male asked:

Does effects of long term mold exposure go away on its own, or is medication/treatment nessesary?

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Dr. Michael Erickson
Dr. Michael Erickson answered
General Practice 9 years experience
Need Treatment: If you have had mold exposure, and feel any symptoms of that it is important to get treatment immediately. Exposure to mold can lead to fungal infections. This requires anti-fungal medication for effective clearance of the fungus. If left untreated there can be serious complications as well as spread of the infection to other areas of the body, depending on the infectious fungus.
Dr. Michael Erickson
Dr. Michael Erickson commented
General Practice 9 years experience
Provided original answer
See your primary care physician and they will be able to recommend the appropriate tests and treatment aided by your signs and symptoms. I wish you the best
Mar 22, 2012
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Good answer. Wet smears and cultures may be done depending on the suspected fungus. Treatments, like itraconazole, ketoconazole, fluconazoe, and amphotericin B can be given, depending on the fungus.
Mar 23, 2012
A 30-year-old female asked:

Is it possible for mold exposure in the home to cause some members to be mildly ill and others to be severly and chronicly ill?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Absolutely: Positively yes.
Brooklyn, NY
A 22-year-old female asked:

How worried should I be about two weeks of mold exposure from a mattress I slept on (not in my home)? I'm feeling the symptoms, am I at high risk?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not specificly: Exposure to mold can make some people ill in the same way as an allergic person can become ill if they are exposed to cats, goldenrod, tumble weed, etc. For most, it does not set off a cascade of horrible decline that puts you in a casket. If concerned, see your dr.
Gaithersburg, MD
A 37-year-old female asked:

I have been exposed to mold, in particular chaetomium . I am very ill but do not know how to find the right doctor.?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Infectious disease: In the event that you are truely (and demonstrably) infected by chaetomium, have your doctor refer you to a doctor who specializes in infectious diseases.

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