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Block Basement Cistern Cause Problems
Yes: Anywhere that is moist and dark is a risk for mold to grow. The spores (sort of like a dust) coming from mold can be inhaled and cause several kinds of lung disease as well as allergy for the people living there. For the most safety, the area should be inspected and, if needed, cleaned up and dried if possible. It is especially important if anyone in the house has any kind of breathing problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does a prominent cistern magna on MRI scan mean anything bad? Does this cause memory problems or affect intelligence?
Cough: Depends on whats in your basement and how old your apartment is but I would most be concerned with mold. You may need a home inspector to evaluate your basement. ...Read more
Astma triggers: Know that asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition that can be triggered by a variety of stimuli. Certainly mold/fungi from moisture in a basement is a well known trigger of the inflammatory bronchospasm known as asthma. There are many triggers as well as genetic loci that predispose a patient to bronchospasm. Answer is yes and do recommend testing for the function of your lungs. ...Read more
How does one get rid of the odor caused by mold(black) which has been in basement for several years to prevent my kid from wheezing?
Fix water leaks: Allergic asthma is commonly triggered by mold. The trigger is not the odor but the mold particles in the environment and the best measure to reduce exposure is to eliminate the mold, and reduce chances of regrowth by reducing humidity levels as possible. Mold grows in places where there is excessive humidity and frequent cleaning is not feasible. Allergy to mold is confirmed by skin testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was exposed to concrete dust heavy in the air in basement for one hour while vacuuming it up. Wore paper mask. Will One exposure cause acute silicosis?
Laundromat n old furniture and etc in basement and carpet floors upstairs, will any cause atopic dermatitis or allergies to be worse?
I fell down 6 steps in to a church basement on 4-16 did not go to ER because no obvious broken bones. Still having pain in kneecap. Problem? Go in?
Have it evaluated -: -but not in the ER. Make an appointment with your PCP & if needed you can be referred to an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
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