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Could Mold In My Basement Office Cause Headaches
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 more
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
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
Can thunder clap headaches be caused by mold? I have had severe thunder clap headaches after sex and exercise. I had a CT scan it was normal. I have been cleaning mold outside over last few weeks on and off, but not constant exposure. Could this cause the
Could toxic mold in my work bldg be the cause of nausea, vomiting, fatigue, chest pain, and chronic headaches behind my left eye? Help
Yes: Mold at home or in the work place can surely cause many sx's - like the ones you mentioned. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Hello doc, I am having headache these days like once in 2 weeks. I travel under sun while going to my office. Its very hot and sunny. Please suggest.
32 male and im a plumber so I always in basement and I always hiting my head but if I hit alittle bit not even hard I get a headache. Should I be wory?
But for God's Sake WEAR HEAD PROTECTION!!!!!!!!!!!
Dr Z ...Read more
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
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?
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
I work in office and in evening or on day off when I use to do my house work, I go out for shopping or drive more routine, severe one side headache o?
See a doctor: You need full examination particularly neurological, eye and ear examination. ...Read more
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
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
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
Why doesn't my doctors office take my daily headaches seriously? They refuse to refer me to a Neurologist.
Answer..: Most people with headaches are afraid of three things: brain tumors, stroke or hemorrhage, high blood pressure. In most cases, a thorough physical exam should eliminate these possibilities. Finally, none of these conditions will cause daily headaches with getting much worse in a few days. Nevertheless, requests for consults should usually be honored. ...Read more
Would living in a basement or half underground apartment be a bad idea for someone with regular sinus & allergy issues? Potential for must/mold?
Depends: On the condition of the building, even if overground, environmental control is one of the important factors in controlling allergic conditions. Check the aaaai. Org or acaai. Org sites for more information on environmental conditions and impact on allergic conditions as asthma / rhiosinusitis, good luck ...Read more
I spent the day cleaning our basement. I found mold on the concrete and cleaned it with a lot of bleach. Now I have a deep cough, is it from the mold?
Mold and bleach: It's possible that it is from both... When cleaning, mold spores and some dust flew up into the air and the bleach may have splashed a bit. It's best to wear a simple mouth mask when cleaning to minimize inhaling these particles. But be sure to take breaks from the air environment by going upstairs or outside to balance out and prevent such cough or allergic / inflammatory rxns. ...Read more
I hit my head on a concrete ceiling in the basement. It just gave me a headache and it hurt for a bit, but should I be worried? I wasn't knocked out.
Unlikely: Only need to worry if your head starts hurting worse or you feel persistent unusual sensations elsewhere in your body. Also figure out a way to have the accident not happen again to you or another. ...Read more
I always feel eyes strained when I back from office. I'm using computer nearly 10 hours a daydoes this happen due to vision probles? No headache though
Working with the computer for a long time will affect your vision. You might need a pair of computer glasses to help you with your accomodation system and I would suggest anti-reflective coating on them to get rid of the glare from the computer screen.
Try to take frequent breakes during the day by closing your eyes, or look at distant object to try to relax your eyes, for 5 minutes every time. ...Read more
Diagnosis: right to left shunt now what? I've been experiencing headaches and memory loss, my np referred me to a neurologist. Results from testing were sent to np. I just left her office with a follow up to see neurologist again but the diagnosis is rig
The heart has two "sides": the right side pumps blood to the lungs for oxygenation and the left side pumps it to the body. A right to left shunt is one that sends blood directly from the right side to the left, bypassing the lungs. This is important fro two reasons: 1) the shunted blood does not have the opportunity to drop off carbon dioxide and pick up oxygen. If the shunt is large, it will reduce the amount of oxygen in your blood and leave you easily winded. 2) the lung, in addition to increasing the oxygen level in the blood, filters out any tiny clots or other particles in the blood. When that filter is missing, there's an increased risk of strokes.
Since you have a right to left shunt, you should probably be on a blood thinner, and you should make sure that any IV lines you have placed are freed of all bubbles (the common idea that a few bubbles in a vein will cause damage is not true--unless you have a right to left shunt.
Treatment depends on the size of the shunt and its location. If it's very small, you may need nothing. However, if it's big enough to create problems (and it sounds like yours is) then it probably needs to be closed. If it's in the heart, this is done by a cardiologist using a percutaneous closure device or by a cardiac surgeon using traditional open-heart surgery. If it is in the arteries of the lung, it is treated by an interventional radiologist using small artery-blocking coils placed via a puncture in the hip area or the neck.
I don't know the joliet area well enough to know who's close by, but you can go to http://doctor-finder. Sirweb. Org/ to find an interventional radiologist in your area.
One other thing: shunts in the lung arteries are associated with a condition called osler-weber-rendu syndrome (also know as hereditary hemorrhagic telangietasia). You should be evaluated for this condition and, if you have it, your relatives should be evaluated too. It has a strong family inheritance pattern. ...Read more
If you work in àn office that is loaded with black mold could it make you sick? What symptoms? Would it be throat chest irritation, flushing reaction?
Yes: In my experience, most people will be affected by the odor and some may have mucous membrane irritation (throat, chest, eye) from the volatile organic compounds. Up to 1/2 of the people exposed may develop allergic disorders such as asthma, hay fever, or eye allergy. A few many develop pneumonia-like pictures and even permanent lung damage. In other words, mold is a really bad dude. ...Read more
I develope bad headache everyday in the office with the AC and a low fever. I had to wear winter clothes and a hat. What can I do?
Talk to the employer: Indoor environmental quality is a measurement of the inside air that can affect a person's health, comfort, and ability to work. It is your employer's responsibility to inspect and test the ventilation, heating and air conditioning systems (to make sure it is working according to specifications for building and safety requirements). Hope it helps. ...Read more
I was in my basement and fell and hit my head on the concrete floor, it knocked me unconscious and since then I've had 2-4 headaches a day. Hospital?
Definitely: You should have a head CT scan to make sure there is no intracranial bleeding after your head injury. You should have gone to the hospital emergency room the day you fell and lost consciousness as you sustained a concussion and would have been admitted for observation or at least sent home with someone to closely observe you and given a set of instructions as to symptoms requiring follow-up tests ...Read more
Why am I dizzy or fainting feeling everyday I work in an office and look at computer for 8 hrs. Should I be seen? Or is this postore or mold exposure
Not normal: Go to doctor for thorough evaluation. I feel confident that mold has nothing to do with your symptoms though. ...Read more
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