Could mold in my basement office cause headaches - Doctor answers

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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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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?

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

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What can cause a mold smell in my sinuses? I've had this smell lingering for a week now accompanied with a headache.

What can cause a mold smell in my sinuses? I've had this smell lingering for a week now accompanied with a headache.

Sinus fungal infect?: You should get yourself checked by your doctor as you may have fungal infection
fungal sinusitis occurs when fungi organism like mold invade your sinus cavities.
These organisms are around in our surroundings we inhale them daily, but if immune system is suppressed they can cause infection in the sinuses.
Sometimes you can have mixed bacterial and fungus infection in sinuses.
See yourmd/get tested. ...Read more

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My family has alot of black mold in our basement. Is it safe if I were to clean it? Would it affect me?

My family has alot of black mold in our basement. Is it safe if I were to clean it? Would it affect me?

No risk, no worries: Household molds, "black" or otherwise, have been greatly exaggerated as health threats, especially online. Mold rarely causes signifcant health problems and cleaning the basement probably is entirely safe. ...Read more

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My 10 year old son has been having between 2-6 headaches a month for 5 years. General Neuro exam was normal at pedia. Office, but should I push MRI?

My 10 year old son has been having between 2-6 headaches a month for 5 years. General Neuro exam was normal at pedia. Office, but should I push MRI?

Not justified: When a neuro exam & or history points to a specific suspicion, it is worth the effort and certainly better than the crude exams we did 4 decades ago. Early on the insurers realized it was often used as a fishing expedition or to calm fears. Now they won't pay for it unless it meets basic criteria. If you are ready to pay several grand out of pocket, fine, but I wouldn't. ...Read more

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Yesterday I had in office turbinate reduction surgery. What did he mean by " I would have crusting"? No pain just a small headache. When can I usecpap

Yesterday I had in office turbinate reduction surgery. What did he mean by " I would have crusting"? No pain just a small headache. When can I usecpap

Bloody crust: Dried, caked blood from the surgery will cake inside the nose. Ask for instructions about what to do about it. Should use the CPAP while you are sleeping. Yes, that means now unless you have nasal pillows that put pressure on the nose. Ask for a different mask while healing if uncomfortable. ...Read more

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My basement has a musty moldy smell, we never had a house inspection. If there is mold, how much can it hurt my health? We have been living in here for3yr

My basement has a musty moldy smell, we never had a house inspection. If there is mold, how much can it hurt my health? We have been living in here for3yr

Yes ; No: Living in a humid indoor environment is considered unhealthy and people tend to have more respiratory illnesses in such an environment. In my own experience, somewhat less than 50% of the people may become allergic to the molds and develop illnesses such as asthma. Allergy rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis etc.
I would strongly recommend that you get this issue resolved asap or move out. ...Read more

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I hit my head off a pipe in the basement about two hours ago I have a mild headache, there was swelling but I applied ice is it ok to sleep?

I hit my head off a pipe in the basement about two hours ago I have a mild headache, there was swelling but I applied ice is it ok to sleep?

Not sure: Is it a normal time for you to sleep or do you feel tired/groggy because you bumped your head? The risk is that with brain injury and concussion, the respiratory center in the brain can become compromised and staying awake long enough to seek medical care is thus important. It is unlikely, however, that you hit it hard enough to cause concussion or internal bleed. No way to know without an exam ...Read more

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I get throbbing headaches after lunch. It starts from. The side and wraps around. I rarly eat raw meatsand I work in an office. No insurance help pls?

I get throbbing headaches after lunch. It starts from. The side and wraps around. I rarly eat raw meatsand I work in an office. No insurance help pls?

Evaluation Needed: I'm not sure if your diet is causing your headaches but you may need to go to the doctors to determine what is causing your headaches. Watch your diet to see if some foods cause headaches more than others and make a journal so you can tell your doctor. ...Read more

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Remedies for headaches - I'm at the office?

Remedies for headaches - I'm at the office?

No one answer: There is no one cure-all for headaches. It may depend on the type of headach. Many people use otc pain relievers for mild occasional headaches, but if it is more severe or recurrs a lot there can b risks of even otc meds and going to a neurologist to determine the cause of headache will lead to best treatment. Meds, caffeine withdrawal, muscle tension, vision problems etc must be considered. ...Read more

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How can I prevent headaches during my office job?

Multiple Ways: Get your eyes checked-you may need corrective lenses. Address ergonomic issues leading to neck strain such as the monitor being too high or low, chair being too high or low, etc. Do some eye-resting activities such as getting up and walking around or looking off into the distance and focusing there instead of your deskwork. Avoid caffeine as this can also lead to headaches, especially when quiting. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent headaches in my new office job?

Are there any good ways to prevent headaches in my new office job?

Job headaches: First hopefully you have a job you like. If it is at a computer or desk, then try to incorporate best ergonomic aspects to your station (there is help for that) as well as taking frequent breaks simply to stretch, walk or breathe deeply. Hopefully you will find support from coworkers to incorporate healthy eating and social support as well. Other suggestions depend on whether you have migraine. ...Read more

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How long after inhaling mold (that grows in damp basement walls), do you start feeling the symptoms?

How long after inhaling mold (that grows in damp basement walls), do you start feeling the symptoms?

No guarantee: There is no guarantee that one would get sick from such an exposure. There is a lot at play here, including the strength of your immune system. One cannot predict infection or illness. ...Read more