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Various: Could be allergies or irritation. You could have any symptoms, but since I am an allergist i will focus on those. Cough, wheeze, shortness of breath, runny nose, sneezing, itchy (skin, nose, eyes, ears), nasal congestion, snoring, post nasal drip, increased mucus production, etc. See an allergist for testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mold: Slime mold is a broad term describing protists that use spores to reproduce. Slime molds were formerly classified as fungi, but are no longer considered part of this kingdom. Their common name refers to part of some of these organisms' life cycles where they can appear as gelatinous "slime". This is mostly seen with the myxomycetes, which are the only macroscopic slime molds. And possibly... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Respiratory symptoms: Mold allergy triggers asthma and nasal symptoms in susceptible persons. Of course, many inhaled allergens trigger such symptoms. Suspect mold if there's a moisture problem in your home. Look for wet carpeting, water stains on ceilings & walls, condensation on or around windows, discoloration of shower curtain, tiles & grout & leaks around sinks & hot water heaters. See a board-certified allergist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If you child is allergic to mold, it can make him/her sick with respiratory symptoms of congestion, cough and sometimes wheezing. There are also some types of molds (such as black mold) that can make anyone ill. Those types of molds may require special remediation by a specialized company to safely remove the mold. You should discuss your concerns further with the pediatrician. ...Read more
Yes and No: Mold spores are found in the air most everywhere, especially in areas that are humid and warm. Some spores are very resistant to extremes of temperature and humidity so can survive in many environments. It is only when levels get high that we start to worry about the safety and health issues. Some types of mold can even be found on normal human skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just ate a chocolate covered strawberry and realized some of the other strawberries had mold on them.Ifididingestmold,what'rethechancesofgettingsick?
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