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Doctor insights on: Black Mold Symptoms

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Can household black mold cause gastroenteritis?

Can household black mold cause gastroenteritis?

Unlikely: Exposure to indoor mold is more likely to cause respiratory symptoms (coughing, wheezing, runny nose, sneezing, etc) in allergic individuals. Gastrointestinal symptoms are unlikely. ...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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Can black mold cause cancer?

Can black mold cause cancer?

yes possible: Aspergillus species ( moulds ) will produce produce aflatoxins , usual source is crops like corn pea nuts by ingestion ( eating )can cause liver cancers ...Read more

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Can black mold exposure cause symptoms of celiac disease in a person?

Not: likely because inhaled spores will be addressed by immune cells in your trachea and lung, while not directly affecting your immune cells in your gut lining. ...Read more

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Can black mold cause anaphalatic shock?

Rare but possible: It can be any type of mold you are allergic to. On the other hand, I have only seen one single case of anaphylaxis from mold exposure in several decades of practice. That involved a mold-allergic patient who was spreading steer manure as a fertilizer. When we cultured the fertilizer she used , huge amount of mold growth was found. And that's no bull. ...Read more

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Black feces sign of food poisoning?

Black feces sign of food poisoning?

If black, tarry ;: Foul smelling it could be related to GI bleeding. Please get prompt medical evaluation if this fits the description. ...Read more

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Black toxic mold exposure, what to do?

Black toxic mold exposure, what to do?

Leave the area: First step in treating toxic mold exposure is to leave the affected environment if possible. Then you need to detox from the mycotoxins that make you toxic. If you would like more information please schedule a consult. ...Read more

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What lung disease can you get from black mold exposure?

What lung disease can you get from black mold exposure?

Allergy consult: The toxic effects from "black mold" exposure are often exaggerated. A certain percentage of people exposed to it may develop asthma, hay fever, fungal sinusitis, allergic conjunctivitis etc. A pneumonia type of problem may develop at times & may lead to permanent lung damage. The treatment is moving out & not returning until the problem has been fixed. If problem continues, see an allergist. ...Read more

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Concentration problems, headaches, and other neurologcial symptoms from toxic black mold exposure, what to do?

Move: Then go through the usual clean up,if possible. Mold has a terrible effect on some people, so get out first, and then deal with the building and all the vicissitudes of undoing and redoing your environment. There are agencies (OSHA) that can help if you have trouble with landlords.. ...Read more

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Does black mold cause any psychiatric issues like depression?

Sadly, it may be so.: There are thousands of molds and many of them are black. Some molds will change color at different stages going from gray to black. Especially if you are sensitive, most molds in closed spaces, can be very harmful and there are many reports of mood swings amid lots of more common symptoms. It is definitely bad to have mold problems and since it's hard to get rid of mold, that sure is depressing! ...Read more

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Can exposure to black mold cause sever stomach cramps, watery diarrhea, heartburn and vomiting? Remolding the bathroom found lots of black mold so significant exposure. Took pepto and gasx but the cramps are getting worse

Can exposure to black mold cause sever stomach cramps, watery diarrhea, heartburn and vomiting? Remolding the bathroom found lots of black mold so significant exposure. Took pepto and gasx but the cramps are getting worse

Maybe/not: There are hundreds of dark molds and only two that are considered toxic; stachybotrys & aspergillis. Symptoms primarily effect mental & respiratory systems.You can be allergic to any mold but the symptoms would likely be different. There mold test kits you can collect & send in for analysis or pros that remove them. You likely had a gut virus that coincided with your reno. ...Read more

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Can IBS sometimes cause black spots in stools, not tarry??

Can IBS sometimes cause black spots in stools, not tarry??

Sometimes is blood: Black spotting may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums. Silver-colored stool suggests bleeding from the biliary tree. Get checked pls. ...Read more

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10 years exposure of toxic black mold.suffer from all kinds of symptoms. Lately really bad breathing with chestpain, blue clubbing nails. lung Cancer?

10 years exposure of toxic black mold.suffer from all kinds of symptoms. Lately really bad breathing with chestpain, blue clubbing nails. lung Cancer?

Not necessarily: you need to be evaluated and followed up by pulmonologists and allergists, given the few information you provided, unfortunately we cannot be of much help on this platform except guiding you which way to go, good luck ...Read more

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Slime mold dangerous or poisonous?

No known risk: Slime molds differ from the molds that grow on and behind walls and carpets. No known risk to humans or animals from slime molds. Reliable sources 1) general: https://www.cdc.gov/mold/faqs.htm 2) hurricane: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5508a1.htm ...Read more

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Can black mold cause mental problems like depression?

Can black mold cause mental problems like depression?

Black mold: Toxic mold can produce neurotoxins that affect nerve cells in the brain, leading to mood swings, irritability, poor concentration, confusion, short attention span, dizziness, anxiety, depression, and hallucinations. ...Read more

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What can kill black mold?

Thieves Oils: Theives oil will kill all molds; but nothing will work well until the moisture problem is cleared up. This is a proprietary blend of essential oils of clove, rosemary, cinnamon, eucalyptus and lemon. Several studies have shown effectiveness in killing mold spores. ...Read more

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Can black beans changes the color of stool black?

Can black beans changes the color of stool black?

Possibly : Possibly could be due to black beans. Black stools the concern is for G.I. bleeding please get evaluated properly by primary care position. Signs and symptoms of chest pain shortness of breath lightheadedness your weakness would require going to an emergency room promptly ...Read more

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In what way could black mold effect my epilepsy?

In what way could black mold effect my epilepsy?

Unlikely: Mold could cause allergic type symptoms, of course. I suppose if allergic symptoms made it hard to sleep, then the sleep deprivation could increase seizures. The mold would only be an indirect cause, then. ...Read more