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Can mold exposure cause accute myositis?

Can mold exposure cause accute myositis?

No: No study has proven a relationship between mold exposure and acute myositis. ...Read more

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?

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

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I have pain in upper rt shoulder, chest, neck & back. Exposed to mold. Pleurisy? Can mold exposure cause this? How is it tested?

I have pain in upper rt shoulder, chest, neck & back. Exposed to mold. Pleurisy? Can mold exposure cause this? How is it tested?

Many answers: Mold exposure per se does not usually cause pain although allergic reaction or other immune responses may occur. If you have any nasal, eye, or respiratory symptoms from the exposure, you need to consult an allergist who can perform allergy skin testing or lung function testing on you. ...Read more

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What are ways to prove mold exposure to be the cause of pre-eclampsia toxemia complications? Http://www. Altmeds. Com/toxicitytoxemia/description

What are ways to prove mold exposure to be the cause of pre-eclampsia toxemia complications? Http://www. Altmeds. Com/toxicitytoxemia/description

Unknown: There continues to be much research and scientific debate about the causes of preeclampsia. The web- site you note suggests toxemia and toxicity can be interchangeable---that is not true in the obstetric community. It also suggests preeclampsia may be caused by "toxins". That is an over simplification. There is no good data to prove mold exposure causes preeclampsia. ...Read more

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Could mold exposure or a benign lymph node enlargement cause dizzy spells. Is dizziness a cause for concern?

Could mold exposure or a benign lymph node enlargement cause dizzy spells. Is dizziness a cause for concern?

Dizziness: Dizziness is a symptom experienced by many people and caused by many things. Mold exposure may cause dizziness, but it more often causes respiratory symptoms, such as coughing, sneezing, trouble breathing, or an itchy throat.

Lymph node enlargement is not normally associated with dizziness, except under exceptional circumstances. What makes the dizziness better or worse? That would help us. ...Read more

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Can exposure to mold accelerat lupus?

Can exposure to mold accelerat lupus?

See below: If you have lupus and are on immunosuppressive drugs you are more apt to have infection from mold. ...Read more

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What are the health risk of mold exposure? How much mold exposure is considered hazardous?

Mold: Mold exposure depends on the duration of exposure, there is no set level that determines a dangerous or hazardous level but chronic exposure can lead to respiratory problems. ...Read more

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Black toxic mold exposure, what to do?

Leave the area: First step in treating toxic mold exposure is to leave the affected environment if possible.
Then you need to detox from the mycotoxins that make you toxic.
If you would like more information please schedule a consult. ...Read more

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Can mold exposure eventually lead to accute myositis?

Possibly: There are many (hundreds, thousands) types of mold. Many molds excrete substances which can be toxic to various body systems, of which skeletal muscle is one. ...Read more

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Does effects of long term mold exposure go away on its own, or is medication/treatment nessesary?

Does effects of long term mold exposure go away on its own, or is medication/treatment nessesary?

Need Treatment: If you have had mold exposure, and feel any symptoms of that it is important to get treatment immediately. Exposure to mold can lead to fungal infections. This requires anti-fungal medication for effective clearance of the fungus. If left untreated there can be serious complications as well as spread of the infection to other areas of the body, depending on the infectious fungus. ...Read more

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After indoor m mold exposure for a week, how long will it take for me to recover from mold allergy in my case?

After indoor m mold exposure for a week, how long will it take for me to recover from mold allergy in my case?

Symptoms or sensitiv: Once you have become sensitized allergically, you will like remain so for a long time although the degree of the sensitivity may decline with time. On the other hand, your allergy symptoms should subside within days or at most weeks after cessation of exposure which may not be totally possible since the same mold spores, although in much smaller quantities, are usually found in the air. ...Read more

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How worried should I be about two weeks of mold exposure from a mattress I slept on (not in my home)? I'm feeling the symptoms, am I at high risk?

How worried should I be about two weeks of mold exposure from a mattress I slept on (not in my home)? I'm feeling the symptoms, am I at high risk?

Not specificly: Exposure to mold can make some people ill in the same way as an allergic person can become ill if they are exposed to cats, goldenrod, tumble weed, etc. For most, it does not set off a cascade of horrible decline that puts you in a casket. If concerned, see your dr. ...Read more

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I found a lot of black mold in a skylight above the bed and the baby's bassinet. I am concerned about the mold exposure. I cleaned it up the best...

I found a lot of black mold in a skylight above the bed and the baby's bassinet. I am concerned about the mold exposure. I cleaned it up the best...

Not to worry: Black mold spores are in the air almost everywhere. If you and the baby do not have any symptoms, you do not need to worry.
Wish you and your baby good health. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you’ve had mold exposure?

How can you tell if you’ve had mold exposure?

Look for "Mildew": Look for areas of water leakage, or poor water drainage, which would promote mold growth. Look for mildew stains and/or a "musty" smell.
Clinical symptoms can vary from dizziness, mental "fogginess", upper and lower respiratory symptoms, tiredness, headaches and dizziness.
If your suspicions are high you should consider hiring a reputable mold testing specialist and performing remediation. ...Read more

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How do you treat black mold exposure?

Avoid it: If a person is allergic to it, there are medictaions such as inhaled or oral steroids as well as antihistamines and leukotriene inhibitors. However of the patient has not sensitivity of allergy to mold there will likely be no consequence for exposure. ...Read more

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What are the effects of black mold exposure?

What are the effects of black mold exposure?

Basically none: Despite all the hoopla, most physicians believe these fears are generated by tort lawyers and big-money mold-removal companies. People with nondescript / vague symptoms are encouraged to blame them on "black mold". The public are the real losers. ...Read more

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Could mold exposure lead to accute myositis?

Unknown: There is no study that directly links the two, so you should see your regular doctor to rule out other conditions that may cause acute myositis. ...Read more

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Can anybody tell me how long the affects of black mold exposure typically last?

Varies: This would vary depending on the sensitivity of the person involved with the dose of the exposue being a factor as well. I would expect that removal of all exposure to the black mold as well as providing for elimination of other inciting factors such as dust, dustmites for symptoms to be resolved within 2 to 4 weeks if not sooner. ...Read more

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What's a more efficient text that I can take for the black mold exposure? Thanks you! I'm really sick and trying to get some answers.

What's a more efficient text that I can take for the black mold exposure? Thanks you! I'm really sick and trying to get some answers.

Allergy consult: The toxic effects from "black mold"exposure are often exaggerated. A certain percentage of people exposed to it may develop asthma, hay fever, sinus infections recurrent pneumonia and etc. The best treatment is to move out of the place where the black mold has been found until the problem has been fixed. If problem continues, see an allergist who can help you in pinpointing the cause and Rx. ...Read more

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Can you please suggest treatment for toxic mold exposure?

Can you please suggest treatment for toxic mold exposure?

Mold in the home: There are many types of mold and many of them are black. Fixing the problem of indoor mold requires removal of water leakage and/or improving ventilation. High mold counts can cause discomfort as an irritant or allergy/asthma problems if you have an allergy to the mold. First, remove the mold. Second, improve ventilation. Third, seek treatment for allergy ; asthma symptoms. ...Read more

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Can there be any remedies like first aid for black mold exposure?

Keep house dry: Black mold (in most cases aspergillus and penicillium), accumulate when there is excessive water and humidity. In most cases it is due to a flood, natural or water leaking fro pipes or rain. Exposure for a short period is usually harmless. Longer or exposure to extreme concentrations will cause health effects. Affected areas have to be professionally cleaned and the cause corrected. ...Read more