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how can black mold effect someone who has asthma?

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Dr. David Escobar
Dr. David Escobar answered
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Badly: Black mold can cause significant pulmonary effects in someone who doesn't have asthma. So, someone with already-impaired airways can certainly have an exacerbation of their asthma if exposed to black mold.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Black Mold&Asthma: Black mold can exacerbate asthma symptoms and cause acute asthma as well, in people who are allergic to mold.

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