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Is there a test to verify if someone has had repeated exposure to mold?

Is there a test to verify if someone has had repeated exposure to mold?

MOLD Allergy testing: Immunocap ige is a blood test which can measure multiple different allergies including mold, animals, and food allergies. However, it does have 'some' limitations and seeing allergist is your best bet. ...Read more

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

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

Remove the mold!!!: 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. ...Read more

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What type of blood test do I need after toxic mold exposure? I want to know fungus levels in blood & what kind I've been exposed to.

What type of blood test do I need after toxic mold exposure? I want to know fungus levels in blood & what kind I've been exposed to.

Pulmonary function: Tests. The mold you were exposed to is not likely to be present in the blood. Inhaled mold spores may affect lung function and would be the place to start. To find out the kind of mold you were exposed to, you need to culture some material from the site in question. ...Read more

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I live older home with mold growing out of the walls best "blood" test for toxic mold exposure or mold toxicity? How do I convince my dr to test 4 it?

I live older home with mold growing out of the walls best "blood" test for toxic mold exposure or mold toxicity? How do I convince my dr to test 4 it?

Mold in home: Best thing to do is have a reliable mold construction specialist check your house for toxic mold, to see if it may be harmful to you. There are many scams about molds so be sure you have an honest mold specialist. ...Read more

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Can someone describe the relationship between candida and mold exposure such as mycotoxins and aspergillus/penicillium?

Can someone describe the relationship between candida and mold exposure such as mycotoxins and aspergillus/penicillium?

None, really: Not sure to what you're referring. Exposure to mycotoxins or asp/pcn does not increase the risk of candida infection, and vice versa. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you’ve had mold exposure?

Everyone does: Mold exposure is very common. Every time you are outside you get some mold exposure. In fact, most mold exposure is outdoors, not indoors. Mold is found in grass, leaves, compost, mulch, and may be stirred up the wind or by activities like mowing, raking, or sweeping. Indoor mold is the result of a damp indoor environment. To reduce mold indoors the source of the moisture has to be eliminated. ...Read more

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Why is mold exposure dangerous?

Allergy: Fears over "black mold" exposure have made lawyers rich but I do not know a single pathologist who believes there's a real, definable disease from this particular species. However, quite a few people are allergic to spores of molds and bacteria, and these can produce either "hay fever" type problems or a treacherous hypersensitivity pneumonitis. It's best to keep molds under control, but not panic ...Read more

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Cleaned dark mold in car w/ bleach mix and sponge. Small area (4-6 inch). Caused by coffee.Used gloves but no mask. Should I worry about exposure?

Cleaned dark mold in car w/ bleach mix and sponge. Small area (4-6 inch). Caused by coffee.Used gloves but no mask. Should I worry about exposure?

I wouldn't worry:): Using gloves ... good for you! If you did not experience any symptoms such as coughing or shortness of breath, I wouldn't worry about the bleach fumes. High concentrations of bleach can cause lung irritation/inflammation which typically heals by itself. If you didn't have symptoms, not a problem. A mask is a good idea, though:) ...Read more