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Does sleeping in a moldy hotel room cause longterm allergy problems?

Does sleeping in a moldy hotel room cause longterm allergy problems?

No: However, if you are allergic to mold, sleeping in a moldy hotel room can flare up your allergic rhinitis or asthma and cause short term worsening of symptoms. ...Read more

Black Mold (Definition)

Molds consist of airborn spores and spreading forms (hyphae) growing on surfaces. Several species are black including stachybotrys and aspergillus. Black mold ingestion has been associated with a toxic syndrome with brain and blood disorders. Most patients do not ingest black mold so the correlation with their ...Read more


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Forced to stay in old hotel, room smells moldy. I'm sensitive to mold. What can I do? Changed room.

Forced to stay in old hotel, room smells moldy. I'm sensitive to mold. What can I do? Changed room.

Leave hotel: If you're sensitive to mold, there is nothing you can do but avoid it at this point. Going forward, you may well be a candidate for desensitization shots from an allergist, but that won't help you now. If you have to stay where you are, the best you can do is treat symptoms until you leave. ...Read more

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Could mold spores be the cause of circles under my eyes in my hotel room?

Could mold spores be the cause of circles under my eyes in my hotel room?

Yes: Yes. So can other etiologies such as lack of sleep, allergies, and many others. Using your own pillow while traveling can be helpful. ...Read more

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I have the problem of relaxed soft palate, not caused by sleep appnea and no allergy found. Nothing seems to be helpful since a year, plz advice?

I have the problem of relaxed soft palate, not caused by sleep appnea and no allergy found.
Nothing seems to be helpful since a year, plz advice?

Soft palate implants: The common procedure involves implanting 3 small, polyester-woven rods in the soft palate. The rods work like a scaffold to stiffen the soft palate and stop it from collapsing into your airway. You will be amazed with the results. ...Read more

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How can I baby proof our hotel room when we travel?

How can I baby proof our hotel room when we travel?

Age dependent: The answer depends considerably on the infants age but in general protect your baby from electrical outlets, stairs, small particles on the floor, and from falls. ...Read more

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What should I do to make sure that there are no bed bugs in our hotel room?

What should I do to make sure that there are no bed bugs in our hotel room?

Tell Tale Signs: Agree w dr fisher. Here are some tell tale signs of bedbugs. First you may notice blood smears on bedding . Remember that the blood smears usually turn black over time. Second you may see amber colored “shells” which occurs when the bed bug sheds it's exoskeleton. A third sign of infestation is bug feces on sheets (brown- black dots). The fourth sign can occur with a heavy infestation – an odor. ...Read more

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What kind of organisms can be picked up in a jacuzzi at a hotel room? Its a decent place my boyfriend & ihad sex in it& now i've had vag burning mon

What kind of organisms can be picked up in a jacuzzi at a hotel room? Its a decent place my boyfriend & ihad sex in it& now i've had vag burning mon

Probably none: However hotel jacuzzis are usually highly chlorinated for sterility. Some chlorinated water probably got into your vagina sex. Notice you have had blood in your urine & taking Macrobid which means you might have a UTI which might be resistant to macrobid. Urinalysis would answer this. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more