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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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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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Concentration problems, headaches, and other neurologcial symptoms from toxic black mold exposure, what to do?

Concentration problems, headaches, and other neurologcial symptoms from toxic black mold exposure, what to do?

Move: Then go through the usual clean up,if possible. Mold has a terrible effect on some people, so get out first, and then deal with the building and all the vicissitudes of undoing and redoing your environment. There are agencies (OSHA) that can help if you have trouble with landlords.. ...Read more

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~1yr black mold exposure unaware. Sinus symptoms 3 mo. Now had acute exposure; can nasal irrigation push spores deeper&risk dangerous fung infx? Or good2do?

Should be fine: Most sinus/respiratory symptoms related to mold exposure are due to an allergic type reaction as well as irritating toxins. Using irrigation to clear out the spores would help with both of these problems. Serious "invasive" fungal infections of the sinuses are rare and occur in people who have uncontrolled diabetes or severely suppressed immune systems. "Black mold" does not cause these infections ...Read more

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My husband keeps getting pancreatitis for an unknown reason. Could his frequent exposure to black mold be the reason?

My husband keeps getting pancreatitis for an unknown reason. Could his frequent exposure to black mold be the reason?

Doubtful: "Black mold" is blamed for everything and I suspect there's an allergy syndrome that's real, but you need to keep searching for a cause for his pancreatitis. A leaking ulcer near the pancreas elevating amylase is one fooler. Some cystic fibrosis alleles, type I/V hyperlipidemia, and of course mutant trypsinogen and a couple of others, are infamous causes of hard-to-diagnose pancreatitis. Good luck ...Read more

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After exposure to black mold, my eyes burn, and have several respiratory problems, and a headache for about 3 wks. Now. What's happening to me?

Avoid or Mitiagate: You are probably experiencing a hypersensitivity reaction. Some people experience severe reactions with exposure to these mold spores. In any event, you should avoid this exposure. If you can't avoid this exposure you should use a firm that specializes in detecting and correcting these situations. ...Read more

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Can exposure to black mold cause sever stomach cramps, watery diarrhea, heartburn and vomiting? Remolding the bathroom found lots of black mold so significant exposure. Took pepto and gasx but the cramps are getting worse

Symptoms : Symptoms can include coughing, headaches, problems with concentration, dizziness nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, weight loss, hives, skin rashes and lethargy (just to mention a few). As your symptoms are worsening, i recommend that you stay away from the area of contamination and that you get medical help. Working with black mold requires a respirator at minimum. Black mold is very dangerous. ...Read more

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If an infant is exposed to black mold for four months, and is only five months, what can that cause? Is it a long-term exposure?

If an infant is exposed to black mold for four months, and is only five months, what can that cause? Is it a long-term exposure?

No problem: There are 500, 00 molds and half of them are black. Unless there is an active breathing problem at this time, there is not going to be any long term problem. ...Read more

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

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 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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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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