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How Should I Clean Mold From Walls
Several steps:  protect yourself: mask n95, goggles, gloves, clothing.  prevention: what's causing the mold? Where's the moisture coming from?  removing the mold: what kind of wall? Different wall types like wallpaper, plaster, wood need different removal than hard surfaces like hard plastic, glass, metal.  disinfect. More info found here: http://www.Ag.Ndsu.Edu/pubs/yf/home/ae1202w.Htm. ...Read more
How can I clean up. Mold spores without just stirring them around more and what if anything to use besides bleach?how can I kill mold spores?
Get a service: If the area involved is rather small , you may attempt to clean it up with bleach then drying by taking the proper precautions (face mask, goggles) unless you are highly allergic to molds. Any material especially dry walls & particle boards contaminated must be removed. The source of water must be corrected. For any area larger than a few square feet, it is best to get a professional to do it. ...Read more
I have a mold allergy, how dangerous is it for me to clean the mold in my bathroom? Can you give me instructions on how i can safely remove the mold?
Not a good idea: Cleaning the molds out yourself may trigger a severe allergic response if you are allergic to the even with a mask. The most important step is stopping the source of moisture. For area under a square foot, Clorox may do the job but not adequate for particle board or dry wall already damaged. If this is from lack of ventilation, use a ceiling fan and/or open window in the bathroom ...Read more
Not much different: Mildew is mold or fungus on moist surfaces. Black mold simply refers to those fungi that have dark pigment. There are literally thousands of mold. The scare over "black mold" is not scientifically proven and while it is good to clean up mold in the home, do not lose sleep over the color. ...Read more
I'm recovering from flu since sun when should I change the bedsheets and clean and disinfect my house am still poorly is it too soon to disinfect ?
This is somewhat a: matter of preference. Many people would elect to change the linens simply for more comfort and to "freshen up" and feel better. You surely had a fever with influenza so as far as infectivity goes, you should not be infectious 48 hours after you are fever-free. Hope you continue to feel better:) ...Read more
What to do if i got scratches from plastic surface after an hour i cleaned it with dettol, can I have tetanus infection?
Tetanus: Check and see when you had your last tetanus shot. If it's more than ten years get a booster.The chances of you getting tetanus re small. ...Read more
My house was built in 1957 and has the white ceiling tiles that I fear may contain asbestos, Anything I can do to stay healthy?
Leave them alone: asbestos building materials are not a risk to health as long as they are intact and not disturbed. It is reasonable to assume that acoustic tiles from the 1950's contain asbestos. When you are ready to remove them you should contact a professional company that does asbestos remediation. ...Read more
I inhaled mold and i'm curious if mold spores can cause damage to my lungs if i inhale daily. Can immune system handle it or i will get infection ?
Depends: Mold spores are in the air everywhere. It depends on what type of mold, how much and if you have any existing lung disorder. A normal immune system can usually handle mold spores, but allergic reactions may occur with normal immune system. If you have any respiratory symptoms, it would be prudent to see your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
How long after inhaling mold (that grows in damp basement walls), do you start feeling the symptoms?
No guarantee: There is no guarantee that one would get sick from such an exposure. There is a lot at play here, including the strength of your immune system. One cannot predict infection or illness. ...Read more
Can i remove my deep yellow stained tobacco teeth from just brushing and flossing every day from here on out? Or will the deep yellow ones stay yellow. How long if i can?
The : The chances of you removing that intense stain yourself are slim, but i'm certain that you have a better chance by letting a hygienist carefully polish them out. The bigger issue is what your smoking is doing to your health. I'm sure you weren't looking for a lecture on this but after the stain is removed try to see a "stop smoking" doc to clear your teeth and lungs at the same time. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If i inhale a bunch of dust, will my lungs somehow clean it out, or does it stay? How long to clean out if so?
Yes: If you inhale dust some of it can be trapped by the hair and mucous membranes, some of it can be exhaled out depending on the particle size, some of it gets trapped by the mucous glands and will be expectorated, some of it forms foreign body granulomas when it gets engulphed by macrophages. As far as the timeframe it may take a few seconds to few weeks. Hope this will answer your question. ...Read more
I am 37 weeks pregnant and just cleaned the kitchen with Lysol and paper towels and completely forgot to wear gloves. How bad is that for the baby?
Can you get sick from inhaling white mold from Orange juice and dish soap in hookah pipe for six months?
Idk how long the mold was there for. But quit
Mold: If it is 6 months and to date have not developed sinus or pulmonary ills like sinusitis, cough, shortness of breath , pneumonia, the probability of having been infected is low. There are many unknowns-what was the white stuff ?, if absolutely worried CXR. CT sinuses would tell you if lurking infection. Wash all equipment before and after use with hibiclens. let dry f/u w/ doc ...Read more
I use headphones that cover the ear completely and was wondering if they can get dust mite problems as I have a allergy to dust mitesthanks?
Tricky: As the glass can be hard to see and removal without care can damage tissue around the glass. I recommend going to an er to check this out. Ultrasound is a great tool to look for residual glass in the wound. You might need antibiotics to treat/prevent infection. Overall, not a good idea to deal with this on your own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing: Although aerosolized plastic can be dangerous in large quantities, the amount from one plastic fork is very unlikely to be harmful. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Read on for tips: Ok. proper vajay hygeine 101. keep it clean. don't use harsh soaps oftn and NOT inside. you don't need to douche at all. but some ppl like to to wash it out, especially after the period. then use clean water w a tbsp of vinegar in it, or one of the ones you buy. Don't ever use a douche more often than1-2a week. If you wear tight clothes, jeans, thongs, leggings, go LOOSe clothes at night or cmdo. ...Read more
I picked up some stuff from old house and dust came into my eyes. The hantavirus can transmit that way? How long live outside from mices?
Don't worry!: Yes, hantavirus lives in droppings and urine from rodents. To get the virus, there must be rodents who live around your house. If there are no rodents, don't worry! Even if there are rodents, it's very unlikely you have contracted hantavirus. If you start to get muscle aches all over your body, see a doctor and tell him or her your concerns. Hantavirus is not common. ...Read more
Sprayed a spider with air freshener... it said 'keep away from walls and varnished surfaces.' I'm scared! Sprayed it like crazy!!! Will i die???
Doubt you will die: Open windows to let venilation with fresh air occur. ...Read more
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