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What kind of test is there to look for mould problems in your body?Mould from raking leaves or cutting raw firewood.
Mold: Such infections are rare unless you are immunocompromised...i.e. are on chemotherapy or cortisone therapy or drugs such as Humira (adalimumab). There are skin tests for certain fungal diseases. Greatest risk for this kind of exposure would be to lungs. See your doctor if you are truly concerned. ...Read more
My husband used mould killer in shower I didn't know it hadnt been rinsed and had a shower standing with the cleaner still on tiles. Did I hurt baby?
No: Short term, minimal exposure should not harm you or baby. ...Read more
Mold: liked or linked????? Not likely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Was eating blueberries that were in date, realised one had a little mould on it, what if i ate a few with mould on? Most of them look ok.
With a normal: Immune system it should not be an issue. ...Read more
Accidentally ate a really mouldy cinnamon roll (white mould)! Dangerous? If I was to get sick, how long would it take from eating the mould?
Possible: The danger is small, but real, as a small number of mould species produce toxins called mycotoxins (fungal toxins). Even if present, unless conditions were just right, no toxins may have been formed. Most cases recognized have occurred by ingestion of foods made from contaminated grains. So, it is unlikely that you will have any ill effects, impossible to say when. ...Read more
See ur Orthodontist: You need an Orthodontic Mouthguard to fit around your braces with room to permit tooth movement. Any qualified Orthodontic Specialist will be able to help you. A Mouthguard made to your exact tooth position today, that does not permit corrective tooth movement, is counterproductive. ...Read more
If we have had mould in our house before, but we no longer live in that house, will the furniture and other objects still be infected? And my health?
Possibly: Mold damaged and water damaged materials can be the source of mold spores or mycotoxins. You should have your furniture and other items checked for mold if you are suspicious. ...Read more
Nothing serious: Penicillin currently in use as an antibiotic is synthetic and not related to the mold spores found on bread. The bread mold may not taste so good, but should not induce an allergic reaction if penicillin allergic. An allergist can test for penicillin drug allergy as 75% of people will lose this allergy after 15 years of avoidance. ...Read more
There's dark green growth along my window casing I need to clean it but I'm scared of spreading mould spores and getting sick, what do i do?
It probably is: It probably is mold. It is wise to wear a mask while cleaning. Many mold cleaning solutions are available and most contain some bleach--so ventilate your workspace well. ...Read more
Black and green mould in flat as well as condensation. Am asthmatic & had fevers for a couple of months. Dr is referring, but can mould cause this?
Yes: Mold allergy can lead to severe asthma. Some people also develop pneumonia -like symptoms from an immune response to mold exposure and the condition is called Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis which may lead to permanent lung scarring if the exposure is prolonged. I urge you to get out of the place ASAP and do not return until the water damage has been fully fixed until proven otherwise. ...Read more
My 1 year old daughter has had diarreah for the past 4 days she hasn't been sick but I have severe mould in my bedroom where she sleeps?
I'm 30 and still have a baby tooth at the back that the denist told me is moulded to my both it doesn't hurt at all do I need to get it sorted?
Could be OK: If i understand you correctly, you have a baby tooth that is retained in your mouth. You probably are missing the permanent replacement tooth. If there is enough of the baby tooth's root in the jaw bone and no decay (cavity) on the tooth you can leave it. Your dentist could add some filling material to the top of the tooth to get it to touch the opposing tooth. Otherwise, an implant would work. ...Read more
5 min: Once materials are available, this is a quick and easy procedure. ...Read more
Quick: That day or shortly thereafter!Get a more detailed answer ›
Clorox ?: Do not put household bleach in your trays. It can cause chemical burns and serious injury. ...Read more
I was told that i could mould my head to get rid of the flatness, im a little confused, where do I go for that and is the helmet worth getting?
Head shape: At your age, it is probably a bit too late to change the shape of your head. ...Read more
Used humidifier in my 8 month old baby's bedroom, now there's a 20cm tall stripe of black mould all along a wall. Risks? How do I clean it? I am bf
Mould: This is the cdc recommendations about mould. If you have any doubts, call a company that does it, professionally. http://www.cdc.gov/mold/stachy.htm ...Read more
15mnth old, recurring,frequesnt chest infections.Can mould and damp in the home be the cause or be contributing to it?No smoking around baby,no pets.
Yes: A humid indoor environment has been linked to an increase in respiratory illnesses. This problem must be taken care of or there may be potentials for development of asthma, pneumonia-like disease, nasal congestion, and even permanent scarring of the lungs. Advise vacating the premise immediately until after this problem has been fully fixed. ...Read more
What are black spots on green beans? Is it mould? Are green beans a source of aflatoxin or is that just peanuts?
Likely over-ripe pod:
Black spots on a pod of green beans is likely an indication of over-ripeness and drying, not aflatoxin. More grains than peanut can harbor aflatoxin mold.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Had coffee this morning out of cup that mould had been rinsed off with water would it have effect on her now flu like symptoms
Unlikely: Most contaminants on the surface of poorly washed dishes will be easily neutralized by the stomach acidity. You needn't worry about this. It certainly will have no effect on the flu. ...Read more
How long does a hawley take to fix a gap? Gap formed even with perm retainers bonded to both teeth. Mould for hawleys done before gap was formed.
It depends...: Small gaps can take from 1 to 6 months. Hawley retainers are not well-suited for larger gaps between teeth. ...Read more
Forgot to clean fridge before travelling, opened fridge and inhaled rotten/mould smell, cleaned it up now.. but are there any risks of inhaling that?
Unlikely: "Mold toxicity" is not considered a mainstream medical problem as there is really no evidence that it exists. ...Read more
So so worried ate a pear, 2 days past best before date, near its core it had white mould on and it gave me a bitter taste but rest fine. Cancer risk?
You are at no more risk of cancer now than you were before you ate the pear.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more