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Dr. Mary Ray
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Exposed To Mold (Definition)

Mold is also known as fungus or in some cases yeast. Fungal spores are very small and tend to be found in compost, barns/farms, hay, grass and damp basements. Some fungal spores are more likely to be associated with "dry" v. "wet" environments. When inhaled, mold spores can lead to many disorders including asthma, allergic rhinitis, hypersensitivty pneumonitis, ...Read more


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I'm curious as to what allergies are caused by mold exposure?

Several disorders: Exposure to molds (fungus) can trigger seasonal or year round allergic rhinitis or nasal allergies as well as asthma. Mold can trigger "Allergic Fungal Sinusitis" where mold growth expands the nasal sinuses and also colonize the lungs of patients with asthma called Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis. Also molds can trigger hypersensitivity pneumonitis--lung inflammation like pneumonia! ...Read more

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Could mold exposure cause constant fatigue?

Mold: This is a complicated question, depends on the level and time of exposure and if you are allergic to mold or not. I suggest you look for other causes first. ...Read more

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Can costochondritis be caused by mold exposure in home?

Can costochondritis be caused by mold exposure in home?

BELOW: Could be caused by coughing or sneezing but not by just having exposure to mold ...Read more

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Does mold exposure cause maxillary sinus?

Mold: A mold allergy can impact sinusitis. And there can certainly be fungal infections of the sinus. But most likely mold exposure is not the real cause of the sings issue. Nonetheless, if you have symptoms, you can seek the consultation of a board certified surgeon with expertise in treating sinus issues. ...Read more

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

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 mold exposure cause a positive ANA of both speckled and nucleolar?

Can mold exposure cause a positive ANA of both speckled and nucleolar?

Not likely,,,,: The ANA is usually, if not always due to an autoimmune issue like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, not infectious like mild or bacteria. You would likely have other symptoms of mold exposure like nasal stuffiness and some irritation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can allergies or mold exposure cause anxiety like symptoms, sob, lightheadedness?

Yes: Allergies can cause any symptoms depending on what is the target organ and when one suffers then comes anxiety indirectly . Get skin tested and work on avoiding the cause. ...Read more

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What are ways to prove mold exposure to be the cause of pre-eclampsia toxemia complications?

What are ways to prove mold exposure to be the cause of pre-eclampsia toxemia complications?

Mold: This is claimed to be a cause of everything from infertility to insanity. Now pre-eclampsia. You will not be able to "prove" this in the scientific sense, but if you can find sufficient statistical correlation you may be able to convince a jury. This is a constant issue in litigation and one of the things that helps to enrich tort lawyers. ...Read more