A member asked:

I have noticed a mildew smell in my house this last week i am not sure where it is coming from. i thought it wpuld go away but it hasnt and i have a 4 year old that im worries will get sick. how long does it usually take to affect someone and for how long

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Dr. Victoria Wang answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Best to remove mold.: The mildew smell is a sign of mold growth in your home and high concentrations of mold can cause sinus, lung, or skin problems. Mold also will proliferate if not removed. Not every one will become allergic to molds, but the higher the concentration of exposure, the greater the chance of a reaction. Do your best to eradicate the mold asap.

Answered 3/21/2014



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