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I wanted to know can mold that's in the bathroom that's on the walls can cause upper respiratory infection?

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Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Upper & Lower: Some people are sensitive to molds. For these people, exposure to molds can cause symptoms such as nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, wheezing, or skin irritation. Some people, such as those with serious allergies to molds, may have more severe reactions. Severe reactions may occur among workers exposed to large amounts of molds in occupational settings.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

How will smoking cause upper respiratory infection?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Aggravating factor: Smoking triggers a chronic outpouring of respiratory mucous that tries to trap & remove the irritating particles that enter the lung. This increases the food available for inhaled bacteria that can cause bronchitis & pneumonia. The injury to the tissue lining the airways allows viruses easier access to attach & breed. Germs cause, but smoking facilitates these diseases.

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Last updated Oct 23, 2017

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