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Life Cycle Of Penicillium
If allergic, yes: Aspergillus and penicillium molds (fungi) are very common and pose no threat to the healthy person. People prone to allergies can develop allergic disorders to these molds including allergic rhinitis, asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, abpa. Persons with poor immunity (immune suppressed or compromised) can be at risk for infections. ...Read more
Depends: If kids are allergic to it or if there are excessively high levels in your home than it can cause problems. If it is incidentally present in your home at levels lower than outdoors, than it is probably not worrisome. If you are really concerned see a board certified allergist. ...Read more
I have what I consider a large amount of aspergillus/penicillium in my house and I have young kids. What are the health risks if we are healthy?
Molds: Are ubiquitous, especially aspergillus and penicillium, present indoors and outdoors. If you believe u got an overload, you may want to clean your environment and keep it dry as much as you can. As for health effects, we are all exposed, the problem develops when our immune system can't have it anymore and starts reacting, this happens even with expected loads of molds present around us, wish u wellness ...Read more
I was exposed to penicillium aspergillus (they can't distinguish between them) what are the chances I was exposed to carcinogens?
Listen friend: Please forgive my frankness. There are carcinogens everywhere. They're in your stool. They're in the natural radioactivity of your own body. It's a fact of life. These molds are ubiquitous. People who eat a lot of very moldy peanuts are at extra risk for liver cancer. You're not. And you'll spoil the quality of your own life by reading "scare" stuff and not living fully. Don't do this to yourself ...Read more
Aspergillus/Penicillium mold in home fort past 15 years. What health effects should i be concerned about & can it be treated & are any fatal?
Many , yes, no:
You may have no or many problems from this. If you're allergic to molds you'll get sinus symptoms, asthma etc. Even if not allergic is there is a lot of mold you may get toxic from mold spores causing fatigue, headaches, muscle/joint pain, poor memory/concentration etc.
Most can clear mold toxins so feel better after a few days away. 1/4 can't clear toxins so need Rx. See https://tinyurl.com/9vvdfoe ...Read more
I was exposed over a period of 9 months to aspergillus/penicillium. My lungs are fine but I'm worried about the possible carcinogenic effects. Thanks?
Don't worry: Those molds are ubiquitous, indoors and outdoors, we are all exposed, some people develop hypersensitivity to their spores of different degrees, hence the development of allergy symptoms, or a reaction to colonization in certain individuals, which isn't your case. Aspergillus and penicillium are rather useful in some instances, in producing some antibiotics, best wishes ...Read more
Good question: Better be cautious, even if you consumed the blue cheese before, but mind you, allergy to amoxicllin, or to any drug, at times is rather a side effect not a true allergy, rash developing if you have viral illness and receive amoxicllin can be interpreted as allergic reaction, at any rate, try to avoid the blue cheese, keep an antihistaminic and an epinephrine pen handy, till you see an allergist ...Read more
Can someone describe the relationship between candida and mold exposure such as mycotoxins and aspergillus/penicillium?
I have bad asthma, was told by pcp that I have penicillium mold infection in lungs. How do I treat this which kind of dr should I see.?
I have been exposed to aspergillius, cladosrorium, and pennicillium mold long term. And now that I am away my smell is sensitive... Is my body healing?
Not sure: Mold can cause allergies in people sensitized so it would depend on your allergic sensitization. Otherwise, if you are not allergic to them then it is hard to predict how being around it or away from it would affect you. ...Read more
My adult neice living in bangor maine just learned that she has penicilium candida in her lungs. Is that a fatal disease? Its severe and she's worried
Live HealthyLiveLong: I tell my patients if they want to live long,they have to lead a healthy life.It includes proper nutrition,avoid over eating and eat the right kind of food.Do not Smoke.If you drink,drink in moderation.Exercise regularly.Have a good night sleep,Avoid Stress and laugh a lot.Practice safe sex.Get regular check ups and screening for certain diseases like cancer,diabetese and others.And hope for best ...Read more
Yes: If you are worried about doing too much worrying then the conclusion would be you are worrying too much. Some worry is productive like carrying an umbrella when it looks like rain but constant worry keeps us from being as happy and productive as we could be without the overwhelming anxiety. Don't keep troubles inside-talk to someone and leave the umbrella at home when the sun is out. ...Read more
2B brave act brave: Nobody is going to reach out to you to make your life better. Nobody owes you happiness or fulfillment. You must take appropriate initiative. If you're old enough to be writing, you can walk away from a difficult past. Stop doing the things that waste your time, join an activity where you are likely to meet someone, learn a new marketable skill, be a diplomat & learn to enjoy your own company. ...Read more
Here you go: http://vetmedicine.about.com/od/parasites/f/faq_fleacycle.htm I'm glad you are interested; this isn't the perfect forum but thankfully there are many resources. Egg, larva, pupa, adult. Like most insects. ...Read more
The health part: Staying healthy is part luck, and part doing the things that have been shown to keep people healthy like eating right, exercising, and getting the right cancer screenings and vaccines. That's what checkups are for. To learn what is recommended at your age and gender get an iphone app called my health checklist. Happiness is harder to address, but just by asking you have taken a step forward. ...Read more
Many reasons: There are many reasons that people are not happy. If it is persistent then it would be a good idea to talk to your doctor and see if an antidepressant could help you. Depression is a medical condition in which people feel sad, hopeless and lack motivation. Seeing a counselor that is trained in helping people with depression can also help. If you feel suicidal go to Emergency immediately. ...Read more
We all do: The worst thing you can do is turn inward. You have a duty to learn some new skills (occupational, avocational, interpersonal, even basic time management and organization). Learning to be helpful rather than critical was the most important and helpful skill that improved my life. Choose friends who are happier and better people than you, and learn to do what they do. Good luck. ...Read more
Martial arts: Some people find this physical, self-discipline-emphasizing, make-friends sort of activity helpful. Other things like personal organization, time-management, and learning skills that can get you a good job or a good partner may be even more helpful. ...Read more
Clarify: "Reality tv" has been called a contradiction in terms, but in my experience as a pathologist who sees homicides, suicides, and accidents, the truth is often stranger than fiction. Thankfully, you're able to keep a clear head, and if you have good friends and good guidance, survive and be happy in a world full of the inexplicable. Cheers. ...Read more
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