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Doctor insights on: Black Mold Allergy Symptoms

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Would Claritin (loratadine) or allegra help with black mold allergy after being exposed?

Would Claritin (loratadine) or allegra help with black mold allergy after being exposed?

Maybe: If you have hay fever and become allergic to black molds, Claritin or Allegra may reduce the runny nose, sneezing, and itchy nose but not likely the congestion. However inhaled nasal steroid or antihistamine usually works better. ...Read more

Black Mold (Definition)

Molds consist of airborn spores and spreading forms (hyphae) growing on surfaces. Several species are black including stachybotrys and aspergillus. Black mold ingestion has been associated with a toxic syndrome with brain and blood disorders. Most patients do not ingest black mold so the correlation with their ...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 quickly would black mold kill you if you have mold allergies?

How quickly would black mold kill you if you have mold allergies?

It won't: I'm a pathologist focused on obscure causes of death. Despite all the "pop" claims about black mold in the home causing this-and-that, it's never killed anybody. If it had, I'd know. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms for black mold?

Please explain what are some symptoms for black mold?

Mold allergy: An allergy to mold shows up as usual symptoms of allergic rhinitis, chronic sinusitis, and asthma. These conditions should be treated by your doctor and can cause headache, sleep issues, fatigue, etc. As respiratory irritants, there is no long term effect to your health if you are not allergic to the mold and simply just remove yourself from being confined to spaces that have high mold burdens. ...Read more

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For what length of time do the symptoms of black mold infection take to set?

No set time: Depends on what the symptoms are. The so-called microbial volatile organic compounds which give you the musty odor can irritate your nose, eyes, and lungs nearly instantly- if strong enough. The allergic sensitization may takes days or months to develop. Do note that not all people exposed to black molds develop diseases. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of black mold in your system?

Black mold: Usually black mold symptoms are that of allergy to molds. Black mold is more uncommon and the spores are large so it is not prominant as a allergen. The neurotoxic aspects to tricothecenes are controversial and not generally accepted at this time. Some black molds do not produce tricothecens so it depencds on the type, density, duration and individual susceptibility. ...Read more

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I have black mold in my house, and im not sure if im suffering from symptoms?.How would i know?

I have black mold in my house, and im not sure if im suffering from symptoms?.How would i know?

Agree With Above: Some studies reviewing patients with black mold related illness have found that most patients have multiple other health problems that cause their symptoms not their mold exposure. Also mold testing companies often do inadequate testing, not comparing indoor and outdoor levels on the same day. If you are concerned see an allergy specialist. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of black mold?

What are the signs and symptoms of black mold?

Varies: Depends on what the symptoms are. The so-called microbial volatile organic compounds which give you the musty odor may irritate your nose, eyes, and lungs nearly instantly.The allergic sensitization may takes days or months to develop causing hay fever, asthma, , sinus. eye and other symptoms. Recurrent pneumonia or even permanent lung scarring may occur in some people. ...Read more

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How can someone breath in asbestos and black mold for years and not show any symptoms?

Yes: Black mold seems to affect breathing primarily as an irritant, so there are unlikely to be untoward effects on breathing after exposure is discontinued. Asbestos exposure results in hypersensitivity reactions, also not likely to appear after exposure. Asbestos also increases risk of cancer and breathing effects would appear years later. ...Read more

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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