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Doctor insights on: Allergies To Mold Symptoms

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Can mold or allergies be the cause of my niece getting symptoms of tourette syndrome?

Can mold or allergies be the cause of my niece getting symptoms of tourette syndrome?

No: There' absolutely no evidence that mold allergies, or any other allergy, would cause tourette's. Certainly you may have pulmonary complications from a mold allergy. The belief that an allergic reaction is the cause of development, psychological, or mental health problems is unfounded. This reeks of the belief that an MMR vaccine caused inflammation in the GI tract and lead to autism. Not true! ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Can allergies or mold exposure cause anxiety like symptoms, sob, lightheadedness?

Yes: Allergies can cause any symptoms depending on what is the target organ and when one suffers then comes anxiety indirectly . Get skin tested and work on avoiding the cause. ...Read more

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Can allergies or infection be developed from stress. Also can mold cause anxiety type symptoms?

Can allergies or infection be developed from stress. Also can mold cause anxiety type symptoms?

NO: Stress and anxiety do not produce infection or allergy, although similar symptoms may occur due to somatization. Mold, which is ubiquitous, does not generally produce any symptoms of anxiety. If this continues you might want to consult with a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Is it possible for 5 out of 6 members in the home to develop allergies and asthma symptoms or could it indicate a mold problem?

Is it possible for 5 out of 6 members in the home to develop allergies and asthma symptoms or could it indicate a mold problem?

Asthma in a family: Asthma can run in families and it is an allergic condition and if you have molds it can trigger episodes of asthma, so if you have molds have them taken care of and see if your asthma and other members improves. ...Read more

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Can allergies to molds pollens dust etc include symptoms of lightheaded, feeling a little spacey etc?

Can allergies to molds pollens dust etc include symptoms of lightheaded, feeling a little spacey etc?

Perhaps: but only indirectly if the problem affects your inner ear or causing sleep deprivation. Some antihistamines especially the older ones may also dull your brain. ...Read more

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I found mold growing in my CPAP hose, and my filter was literally covered in a black powdery mold. Having allergy/cold symptoms. See a DR?

I found mold growing in my CPAP hose, and my filter was literally covered in a black powdery mold. Having allergy/cold symptoms. See a DR?

Allergy to mold: It is good that you have found the source of the mold , the next step would be making the cleaning a routine. If your allergic symptoms subside after a thorough cleaning (Clorox?), then no further evaluation needed. If the problem persists, then consult an allergist to find out if you have become allergic to the mold. ...Read more

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1yr+ shadows on wall behind dryer are actually black mold; intake ambient air = sporesin clothes. Allergy. symptoms 3+mo. Cleaned safely. What are my risks?

1yr+ shadows on wall behind dryer are actually black mold; intake ambient air = sporesin clothes. Allergy. symptoms 3+mo. Cleaned safely. What are my risks?

Low risk: Black mold is problematic for people with definitive allergies to the mold but, if you're not allergic to the mold just being in the same room with the mold without disturbing the mold should not pose a health risk. There's a lot of hysteria about "black mold" perpetuated by companies that charge exorbitant prices to eradicate it...it's not a big health risk. ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have a mold allergy?

How do I tell if I have a mold allergy?

Two ways: You can have an allergic reaction after exposure to mold such as in a moldy basement or the air conditioner that is moldy. The other is an actual skin test. ...Read more

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Are onions safe to eat if you have mold allergies?

Yes: Even though onions are grown in the ground, eating them should not be a problem even if you are allergic to mold. But, one can be allergic to onions themselves so you may need to be further evaluated if you are having allergic symptoms when eating them. ...Read more

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Can mold allergies make it so you can't eat certain foods?

Mold and diet: Yes, in more serious cases, mold and yeasty products can affect you such as vinegar, fresh baked bread etc. Go on the net and there are lists helping you reduce mold and yeast in foods. See if you feel better by following this for a few weeks. ...Read more