Doctor insights on:
Block Basement Cistern Cause Problems
Yes: Block basements and old cisterns are often associated with mold growth. Exposure to molds has been associated with a variety of respiratory disorders and should be avoided. Mold grows best in wet areas so it is important to keep basements dry and avoid household water leaks. If visible mold is present in a house it should be removed/treated by an expert. ...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 what's 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
I'm having some back problems. I'm 19. Years ago I fell in a basement stair way. My back bent in a u. I couldn't walk for a few weeks. Later pain went?
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
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
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?
Daily I get headaches in the front of my head and a dripping sensation itch in my ears. What's cause and treatment. I live in basement?
If your basement: Is really old and humid/dank, you may have problems with sinus congestion due to allergic reaction to mold/ mildew/ fungus. All old basements have this problem. If your headaches are constantly on the front side and facial, then you will need to start on over-the-counter allergy pill along with nasal congestion medicines like Flonase or Rhinocort. Use ibuprofen and get out of the basement. ...Read more
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
Allergies: Basements and other dark damp places may harbor allergens such as molds. These can be powerful allergens and cause intense itching. Be sure to check for these or water leakage. Just wear a mask with good ventilation or call a professional if you smell a musty odor. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My dad did home renos such as demo and redo basement in late 1980's to our home built in 1957. Should I worry that there was asbestos in the drywall?
Probably: Yes but exposure was minimalGet a more detailed answer ›
It depends: It depends on the condition of the basement. If there are rats, insects, or spiders crawling around -- or if it's moldy with little ventilation -- it's not safe. Some basements are nicely finished off though, and are perfectly dry and clean places to be and to sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not great: Typically if there is lingering smell of oil, fumes or must/mold, air is stagnant and that can cause some issues. Oil is typically organic material but has high molecular weight, so the chances of actually inhaling to deep lung are small. However, there are a lot of carcinogens in oils and breathing them in all night when during the day you would move, is not good. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor online
- Could a block basement with an old cistern cause respiratory problems
- Odor caused mold basement prevent wheezing
- Could mold in my basement office cause headaches
- Why does the block center think taking antidepressants can cause problems?
- Causes of complete heart block
- Causes of ear block
- Drug cause branch block
- Block penis causing prostatitis
- Eyes basement cause