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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

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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.
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Dr. James G. Marx answered:

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

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

Varies

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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.
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Dr. Joel H. Selter answered:

Is there a test that can confirm that a chronic illness is due to black mold exposure?

Remove the mold!!!

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Like with much of what we do we make make various assumptions based upon associations. What can be done is test for presence of mold, test for allergic/IgE sensitivity to mold, also for hypersensitivity/IgG to mold. Removal of mold is essential and response to this removal can suggest that the mold was responsible.
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What treatments are there to help health related issues from long term black mold exposure?

Evidence lacking

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Unfortunately, there is not a body of scientific evidence to support the concept that exposure to black mold causes specific symptoms or diseases. When I have a patient who believes they have this problem, I check them for mold allergies and encourage them to get their exposure problem resolved. I also check them for chronic infections and if they have those, I check immune function.
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Dr. Nika Ferdowsi answered:

Can black mold exposure be causing my chronic fatigue and a tight band like feeling around my head?

Could Be

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If you have already been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue (CF), it is possible that the black mold is contributing to your symptoms. CF is still a new diagnosis in the medical community, and there is still much we do not know about it. Black mold is dangerous for anyone to be around. Whether or not there is a connection with CF is not clear, but you certainly should avoid being around it.
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I lifted my mattress and discovered some patches of black mold. My son has a runny nose and I have a slight one to,with aches.Exposure? Go to Er?

Runny Nose

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There is absolutely no need for urgent or life saving ER care for a runny nose. I would first clean up the mold and see how your symptoms are. If they clear up then the runny nose may have been in reaction to the mold. If they do not clear up then the mold most likely is not the cause of these symptoms.
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Dr. Mark Avdalovic answered:

How do you treat black mold exposure?

Avoid it

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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
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Can there be any remedies like first aid for black mold exposure?

Keep house dry

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Black mold (in most cases Aspergillus and Penicillium), accumulate when there is excessive water and humidity. In most cases it is due to a flood, natural or water leaking fro pipes or rain. Exposure for a short period is usually harmless. Longer or exposure to extreme concentrations will cause health effects. Affected areas have to be professionally cleaned and the cause corrected.
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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?

No problem

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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.
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