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A 21-year-old male asked:

if my dog is outside and kicks up mulch from a tree and i start smelling it am i breathing in mold spores? will i get a fungal infection?

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
With/without smell: You inhale & are exposed to mold spores every second with or without smelling them. They're ubiquitous. Your body is well equipped to fight them off. Unless you suddenly become severely immunocompromised then, no worries. You made it to 21 years, trust me you've won against BILLIONS of spores so far. Your dog may've added a few hundred more to that count! Questions? www.healthtap.com/dr-saghafi

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