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how can you tell if youve had mold exposure?

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Dr. James Sublett
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Everyone does: Mold exposure is very common. Every time you are outside you get some mold exposure. In fact, most mold exposure is outdoors, not indoors. Mold is found in grass, leaves, compost, mulch, and may be stirred up the wind or by activities like mowing, raking, or sweeping. Indoor mold is the result of a damp indoor environment. To reduce mold indoors the source of the moisture has to be eliminated.
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Look for "Mildew": Look for areas of water leakage, or poor water drainage, which would promote mold growth. Look for mildew stains and/or a "musty" smell. Clinical symptoms can vary from dizziness, mental "fogginess", upper and lower respiratory symptoms, tiredness, headaches and dizziness. If your suspicions are high you should consider hiring a reputable mold testing specialist and performing remediation.

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Is it safe to let my baby fall asleep after he has had a serious fall?

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Yes: If he seems otherwise fine, it is ok. However, after ~1 hour you should rouse him to be sure that he can reach a normal level of alertness.
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My friend had a stillbirth, what tests are normally done to find out why?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
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Autopsy: The main test on the baby is an autopsy to look for birth defects or other causes for the death. The placenta is examined and cultures done. The mother may have tests for viruses and other infections, diabetes, thyroid or bleeding problems. Even with all these tests it's not unusual to not find an answer.
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What should be done if a student had a positive tst in the past?

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General Practice 9 years experience
TST: Are you referring to a tuberculin skin test? Has the student been vaccinated? Vaccinations will cause false positives. Exposure to TB can cause false +. After a positive tst, the student should have a chest x-ray. If cxr is negative, chest x-rays should be used in lieu of skin tests every 2 years.
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No one in my family has ever been diagnosed with hemochromatosis or had any of the symptoms; how could I possibly have this disease?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Hemochromatosis: Are you sure you have the disease? Have you researched all the options and truly been diagnosed. If so, you have to understand that many people are carriers of certain genes without actually having the disease. The genes they pass on can then become active if they have a child with another carrier for that genetic disease. Sadly, disease has to start somewhere...Maybe u r the 1st in ur family.
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A 34-year-old male asked:

Do stronger beers give a worse hangover than lite beers? I only had 4 6.5% beers last night and feel really tired.

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
More alcohol: Well yeah, if you drink more alcohol, expect to be more hungover. Other factors include hydration, food eaten , amount of sleep, other factors in the drinks.

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