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Doctor insights on: Green Mold Vs Black Mold

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Got my ipad today and seen there was black,green,white stuff on it wiped it down now scared that it might have been black mold if it was will it harm?

Got my ipad today and seen there was black,green,white stuff on it wiped it down now scared that it might have been black mold if it was will it harm?

Mold: Doubt highly that your IPad had black mold on it. However, if you cleaned it well there should be no problems. Not to make you more paranoid, but mold and bacteria are everywhere anyway and our immune system handles them just fine despite the latest hyped up documentary by Oprah or Dr. OZ and their like. ...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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Have a sore on thumb from black mold splinter. Splinter is out. Angry red outline brown background and green center with 2 red dots. What to do?

Have a sore on thumb from black mold splinter. Splinter is out. Angry red outline  brown background and green center with 2 red dots. What to do?

Infection: you need to get seen since it sounds like you have an infection and may need antibiotics. Do not delay much longer since it sounds like the infection is getting worse. ...Read more

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What is black mold?

What is black mold?

Toxic indoor mold: In common use, black mold is any of a number of species of indoor molds associated with water intrusion such as a roof leak, flood, or broken pipe. Many black molds give off mycotoxins which are toxic substances used by the mold to inhibit competing molds and germs. Mycotoxins or mold toxins like aflatoxin, ochratoxin, gliotoxin and trichothecene toxins can cause severe cellular injury. ...Read more

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How dangerous is black mold?

How dangerous is black mold?

Black Mold Risks: Stachybotrys chartarum species of mold is called black mold.
Some people are sensitive to molds.
Symptoms of black mold exposure:
• Chronic coughing and sneezing
• Irritation to the eyes, mucus membranes of the nose and throat
• rashes
Chronic fatigue
• Persistent headaches
In particularly severe cases of prolonged exposure, black mold health effects can be more dangerous. ...Read more

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Exposed to black mold, am i okay?

Exposed to black mold, am i okay?

Black mold: Depending on how much you inhaled it and if you have any lung diseases and or if you have any conditions that affect your immune system, it might cause lung related problems. However if you are healthy, you don't have any symptoms now, you would probably be fine. See a doctor and discuss about it if it still bothers you. ...Read more

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I just ate black mold. What do I do?

I just ate black mold. What do I do?

Nothing more: Ingestion of mold, black or otherwise is of little significance. Allergic reactions to mold are generally from the inhaled route leading to allergic rhinitis or asthma. ...Read more

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How possible is black mold to hurt me?

Not likely: There is a lot of fear about black mold lately. Much of it is exagerated. The best way I can help is to refer to you this reliable resource. http://www.cdc.gov/mold/stachy.htm If you have respiratory symptoms around mold you may be allergic to it. An allergy evaluation can help. ...Read more

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Can black mold make a child very sick?

Mold and health: Mold can cause adverse effects on any body's health. It can trigger asthma ort lung problems in people even if htey have no asthma. Get it cleaned asap. ...Read more

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Can black mold cause anaphalatic shock?

Rare but possible: It can be any type of mold you are allergic to. On the other hand, I have only seen one single case of anaphylaxis from mold exposure in several decades of practice. That involved a mold-allergic patient who was spreading steer manure as a fertilizer. When we cultured the fertilizer she used , huge amount of mold growth was found. And that's no bull. ...Read more

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How long do symptoms of black mold last?

Depends: If you have developed an allergic reaction to the molds, the condition may improve but not go away when no longer exposed. If your symptoms are from the irritating effects of the volatile organic compounds which give mold the musty odor, then these symptoms should be gone shortly after the exposure. ...Read more

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I think i ate black mold , what do I do?

Probably nothing: Even if these molds produce toxins, you will have to eat a lot of them to get any toxic effect. If you are not sick by now (assuming you posted the question at least an hour after), you should be ok. In general , one should avoid spoiled food. ...Read more

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How does black mold effect you if you ingested?

Stomach upset: Ingesting moldy food can cause a stomach upset and diarrhea, but the symptoms should resolve on their own. ...Read more

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Is black mold that is forming in our house safe?

No: Mold should not be growing in your home. There are several molds that are black in color and all could potentially cause human illness either as an allergen or a respiratory irritant for others. If mold is seen on a wall this often is due to a water leak from a hidden pipe and might require removal of the sheetrock to determine the source. ...Read more

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How harmful can black mold be to someones health?

How harmful can black mold be to someones health?

Mold allergy: Some people have significant mold allergy, and for them, living in an environment that contains black mold can cause health problems, such as asthma and other allergic reactions. Fortunately, most people are not sensitive to mold do not experience harmful health effects when exposed to mold. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of black mold in your system?

Black mold: Usually black mold symptoms are that of allergy to molds. Black mold is more uncommon and the spores are large so it is not prominant as a allergen. The neurotoxic aspects to tricothecenes are controversial and not generally accepted at this time. Some black molds do not produce tricothecens so it depencds on the type, density, duration and individual susceptibility. ...Read more

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Which type of health problems come from black mold?

Which type of health problems come from black mold?

Respiratory probs: Generaly mold causes respiratory problems, such as runny and congested nose and sometimes asthma. Some individuals also develop sinus disease. Not all black mold is stachybotris, the dangerous mold. Apply bleach to all mold you see and keep the area dry. Mold thrives on humidity, get an dehumidifier and turn it on all the time to dry up the area that grows mold. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the problems with black mold?

Can you please tell me the problems with black mold?

Allergy consult: The toxic effects from "black mold" exposure are often exaggerated. A certain percentage of people exposed to it may develop asthma, hay fever, sinus infections etc. The best treatment is to move out of the place where the black mold has been found until the problem has been fixed. If problem continues, see an allergist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: black mold?

What is the definition or description of: black mold?

? Stachybotrys: 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 symptoms is less certain. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms for black mold?

Mold allergy: An allergy to mold shows up as usual symptoms of allergic rhinitis, chronic sinusitis, and asthma. These conditions should be treated by your doctor and can cause headache, sleep issues, fatigue, etc. As respiratory irritants, there is no long term effect to your health if you are not allergic to the mold and simply just remove yourself from being confined to spaces that have high mold burdens. ...Read more

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I've been exposed to black mold, how serious is this?

I've been exposed to black mold, how serious is this?

Black mold: Depending on how much you inhaled it and if you have any lung diseases and or if you have any conditions that affect your immune system, it might cause lung related problems. However if you are healthy, you don't have any symptoms now, you would probably be fine. See a doctor and discuss about it if it still bothers you. ...Read more