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Could a block basement with an old cistern cause respiratory problems?

Could a block basement with an old cistern cause respiratory 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 more

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Does a prominent cistern magna on MRI scan mean anything bad? Does this cause memory problems or affect intelligence?

Does a prominent cistern magna on MRI scan mean anything bad? Does this cause memory problems or affect intelligence?

Not usually: If fluid collection is not causing compression or underdevelopment of brain, then usually variation of normal, sometimes inherited. Both my son and I have prominent cisterna magni without any effect on normal brain function. ...Read more

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What environmental irritants in a basement apartment would most likely cause a cough?

What environmental irritants in a basement apartment would most likely cause a cough?

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

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Can causes in the basement/foundation cause breathing issues over time if you have asthma?

Can causes in the basement/foundation cause breathing issues over time if you have asthma?

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

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I keep getting daily headaches on my forehead pressure what can bd cause? i do live in basement . How can i stop this daily pain

I keep getting daily headaches on my forehead pressure what can bd cause? i do live in basement . How can i stop this daily pain

There are several: types of headaches, sinus headaches being one of them, muscular or vascular being others. You won't know what you have going on until you see your doc. He/she can rule things out and identify what is happening and treat if needed. Be safe and also comfortable. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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?

Acute silicosis: Likely NOT wearing the paper mask hopefully cut down on a lot of the dust particles but by no means the most efficient or effective dust mask. You will probably cough up a lot of discolored mucus and blow a lot of discolored mucus from your nose. ...Read more