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Doctor insights on: Leaf Mold Allergy Symptoms

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Can mold or allergies be the cause of my niece getting symptoms of tourette syndrome?

Can mold or allergies be the cause of my niece getting symptoms of tourette syndrome?

No: There' absolutely no evidence that mold allergies, or any other allergy, would cause tourette's. Certainly you may have pulmonary complications from a mold allergy. The belief that an allergic reaction is the cause of development, psychological, or mental health problems is unfounded. This reeks of the belief that an MMR vaccine caused inflammation in the GI tract and lead to autism. Not true! ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Can allergies or mold exposure cause anxiety like symptoms, sob, lightheadedness?

Yes: Allergies can cause any symptoms depending on what is the target organ and when one suffers then comes anxiety indirectly . Get skin tested and work on avoiding the cause. ...Read more

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Can allergies or infection be developed from stress. Also can mold cause anxiety type symptoms?

Can allergies or infection be developed from stress. Also can mold cause anxiety type symptoms?

NO: Stress and anxiety do not produce infection or allergy, although similar symptoms may occur due to somatization. Mold, which is ubiquitous, does not generally produce any symptoms of anxiety. If this continues you might want to consult with a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Is it possible for 5 out of 6 members in the home to develop allergies and asthma symptoms or could it indicate a mold problem?

Is it possible for 5 out of 6 members in the home to develop allergies and asthma symptoms or could it indicate a mold problem?

Asthma in a family: Asthma can run in families and it is an allergic condition and if you have molds it can trigger episodes of asthma, so if you have molds have them taken care of and see if your asthma and other members improves. ...Read more

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Can allergies to molds pollens dust etc include symptoms of lightheaded, feeling a little spacey etc?

Can allergies to molds pollens dust etc include symptoms of lightheaded, feeling a little spacey etc?

Perhaps: but only indirectly if the problem affects your inner ear or causing sleep deprivation. Some antihistamines especially the older ones may also dull your brain. ...Read more

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I found mold growing in my CPAP hose, and my filter was literally covered in a black powdery mold. Having allergy/cold symptoms. See a DR?

I found mold growing in my CPAP hose, and my filter was literally covered in a black powdery mold. Having allergy/cold symptoms. See a DR?

Allergy to mold: It is good that you have found the source of the mold , the next step would be making the cleaning a routine. If your allergic symptoms subside after a thorough cleaning (Clorox?), then no further evaluation needed. If the problem persists, then consult an allergist to find out if you have become allergic to the mold. ...Read more

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1yr+ shadows on wall behind dryer are actually black mold; intake ambient air = sporesin clothes. Allergy. symptoms 3+mo. Cleaned safely. What are my risks?

1yr+ shadows on wall behind dryer are actually black mold; intake ambient air = sporesin clothes. Allergy. symptoms 3+mo. Cleaned safely. What are my risks?

Low risk: Black mold is problematic for people with definitive allergies to the mold but, if you're not allergic to the mold just being in the same room with the mold without disturbing the mold should not pose a health risk. There's a lot of hysteria about "black mold" perpetuated by companies that charge exorbitant prices to eradicate it...it's not a big health risk. ...Read more

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Unable to do things, due to recurrent allergic reactions such as severe nausea, fatigue, increased heart beat, difficulty thinking, throat swell.....?

Unable to do things, due to recurrent allergic reactions such as severe nausea, fatigue, increased heart beat, difficulty thinking, throat swell.....?

Vocal cord dysfunction vs. Idiopathic environmental intolerance: Could be worthwhile considering vocal cord dysfunction (paradoxical vocal fold movement) as a contributing factor. This condition is often acutely exacerbated by strong scents/odors. More common in females and tends to affect patients with a history of high anxiety. Might be worthwhile getting PFTs and having a laryngoscope performed. Idiopathic environmental intolerance is another consideration but this is a diagnosis of exclusion. There are a number of filters and personal wearable devices that can help the patient deal with exposures in her environment. ...Read more

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Anyone know of anything to help with the leaf mold allergy during fall season?

Anyone know of anything to help with the leaf mold allergy during fall season?

Avoidance.: Closing the windows of your home, using air conditioning with good quality air filters may be helpful for indoor symptoms. Wearing a facemask and eye protection may help with exposure to molds from outdoor activities but this is not always practical. Assigning another person to clean-up tasks may be needed if oral antihistamines, intranasal or eye medications fail to control symptoms. ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have a mold allergy?

How do I tell if I have a mold allergy?

Two ways: You can have an allergic reaction after exposure to mold such as in a moldy basement or the air conditioner that is moldy. The other is an actual skin test. ...Read more