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How to know ganoerma spores?

How to know ganoerma spores?

Fungal spores: Ganoderma is a fungus with spores that contain Triterpenoids. These chemicals showed significantly anti-HIV-1 protease and anti-tumor activities. In traditional Chinese medicine, ganoderma extracts have been used for a variety of diseases. Traditional western medicine is studying it now. Stay tuned! ...Read more

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How do I keep spores from growing in my house?

How do I keep spores from growing in my house?

Mold growth: Molds are ubiquidous in most areas. Moist areas such as basements without good ventilation are common areas of excessive mold growth. Dehumidifiers are often fighting an uphill battle unless ventilation is also increased. A basement exhaust fan to increase air movement is often the best way to limit mold growth in the home. ...Read more

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If there is was a flood in my room a week ago, how long till i could get sick from being in the house with those spores?

If there is was a flood in my room a week ago, how long  till i could get sick from being in the house with those spores?

Mold: What makes you think you will be getting sick? Did they find black or white mold in the walls or wall boards? Mold is endemic and can be found everywhere so if you have not had problems before there is no reason to believe you will get sick. You can always have an allergist test you to mold to see if you are allergic. ...Read more

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How do fungi spores relate to tissue damage?

How do fungi spores relate to tissue damage?

Rash: It is really an allergic response or tissue reaction to the fungi. ...Read more

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I'm scared of cryptococcus spores! i'm in fresno! please help!?

I'm scared of cryptococcus spores! i'm in fresno! please help!?

Cryptosporidiosis: What you need to be concerned about is cyptosporidiosis, not cryptococcus. Both are present in the soil. Cryptococcus affects immunosuppresed individuals. Cryptosporidiosis can affect healthy people but, with infrequent exceptions, it is a mild flu like illness. Unless you have underlying illness, there is no need to be scared. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is parthenogenesis and spores the same and different?

Can you tell me how is parthenogenesis and spores the same and different?

Mixing of genes: Well to get technical parthenogenesis happens by asexual reproduction in certain species so the embryo will develop without fertilization. Spores are produced by sexual reproduction having genes contributed by both male and female of the species. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if the diagnosis i was given was correct. B.Q. Can spores develop in a Vicks inhaler over time?

Possible: Since mold spores are airborne, a few spores can be found on the surface of any object exposed to the air. I would think that molds can't thrive in a Vicks' inhaler and even if present likely not clinically important. ...Read more

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There's dark green growth along my window casing I need to clean it but I'm scared of spreading mould spores and getting sick, what do i do?

There's dark green growth along my window casing I need to clean it but I'm scared of spreading mould spores and getting sick, what do i do?

It probably is: It probably is mold. It is wise to wear a mask while cleaning. Many mold cleaning solutions are available and most contain some bleach--so ventilate your workspace well. ...Read more

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I have spores around my vagina, what is it?

Spores?: Not sure what you mean by spores. I wonder if you mean white spots which could be a yeast (candida) infection or if you are talking about sores.
fyi spores are produced by mold as can be seen growing on bread but not on us.. Yeast is different. ...Read more

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How can mold spores affect you?

How can mold spores affect you?

Big answer: To big a question to fully answer here, but molds can cause infections and allergy problems, particularly asthma. Molds can also be respiratory irritants via non-allergic mechanisms, too. There is much more hype and litigation about molds than there is real science or disease, imho. ...Read more

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Mold spores in the body, what to do?

How so?: What do you mean you have mold spores in your body? Do you have some infection caused by mold?
Sorry but can't answer this without more detail. ...Read more

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How long do the spores from shingles last?

How long do the spores from shingles last?

See below: Once they form an eschar (turn black) they are on the mend. ...Read more

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Can adults get botulism from honey? Is it true that honey contains botulism spores?

Can adults get botulism from honey? Is it true that honey contains botulism spores?

Don't generalize...: Food-borne botulism in adults develops after ingestion of pre-formed toxin in improperly preserved canned goods, native american foods (whale or seal), ; such foods as baked potatoes, cheese sauce, beef stew, garlic cooking oil. Infants develop botulism when their GI tracts are colonized by live c. Botulinum bacteria or they intake small amt of toxin from possible sources like dust, soil, honey. ...Read more

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If garlic bulbs often have on them the spores that become botulism then why don't those spores lead to illness when eating raw garlic? Eating raw ok?

Quantity: It is the quantity which makes one sick. And even if garlic bulbs contain the toxin, you will likely chase away all of your friends and family members from eating pounds of them before you get ill. Certainly, most people can tolerate 200 units of botulinum from Botox injections without any problem. Honey contains small amount of the toxin also and thus not recommended for young infants. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have fungal cancer, like with spores?

Is it possible to have fungal cancer, like with spores?

No sense: There is no such thing as fungal cancer, fungus is an infection and cancer is a tumor. ...Read more

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How long are cdiff bacterial spores viable outside the body?

How long are cdiff bacterial spores viable outside the body?

Difficult: That is an extremely difficult question to answer. Clostridia are anaerobic, spore-forming rods (bacilli). C. Difficile is the most serious cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (aad) and can lead to pseudomembranous colitis, a severe inflammation of the colon, often resulting from eradication of the normal gut flora by antibiotics. ...Read more