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I have noticed a mildew smell in my house this last week I am not sure where it is coming from. I thought it wpuld go away but it hasnt and I have a 4 year old that im worries will get sick. How long does it usually take to affect someone and for how long

I have noticed a mildew smell in my house this last week I am not sure where it is coming from. I thought it wpuld go away but it hasnt and I have a 4 year old that im worries will get sick. How long does it usually take to affect someone and for how long

Best to remove mold.: The mildew smell is a sign of mold growth in your home and high concentrations of mold can cause sinus, lung, or skin problems. Mold also will proliferate if not removed. Not every one will become allergic to molds, but the higher the concentration of exposure, the greater the chance of a reaction. Do your best to eradicate the mold asap. ...Read more

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When you're urine smells like mildew kinda.

When you're urine smells like mildew kinda.

Suggest urinalysis: Symptom could be from urinary infection. Thus best to have your urine checked ...Read more

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I clean and lysol my home but i still smell mildew but my home is clean no wet cloths or nothing. Is this smell harmful to me and my kids?

I clean and lysol my home but i still smell mildew but my home is clean no wet cloths or nothing. Is this smell harmful to me and my kids?

Mildew: It is possible that you still have mold in your house, for example you, if you have an attic you may have mold up there. If you have paneling you can have behind the wood.If you've ever been flooded you may have mold in the basement. I believe you need to look for possible mold sources in your home. Professional help may be needed. ...Read more

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I smell a mildew smell the first breathe I take after I sneeze. Why is that?

I smell a mildew smell the first breathe I take after I sneeze. Why is that?

Fungal sinusitis: That's an unusual symptom. You might have fungal sinusitis... Not a bid deal... Very common in south east us.. But very common. It may also be nothing... Best to be seen by an ENT and have a ct scan of sinuses based on exam. ...Read more

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Can I drive my car if it smells like mildew and has mold in it on the floor? I sprayed and scrubbed with Lysol

Can I drive my car if it smells like mildew and has mold in it on the floor? I sprayed and scrubbed with Lysol

Depends: It is never a good idea to be exposed to mildew. However if you are not allergic to it, you may drive the car with all of the windows open to reduce the mildew exposure. You will need to eradicate the cause for the water damage, take the floor mat/carpet out and get them thoroughly cleaned and dried out. Clorox works better in killing mildew but elbow grease is also needed. AC needs be cleaned ...Read more

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My workplace old bldg. I smell mold & mildew. I made c/o's to boss. No intervention to date. Seemingly, more asthma exacerbations. What can I do?

My workplace old bldg. I smell mold & mildew. I made c/o's to boss. No intervention to date.  Seemingly, more asthma exacerbations. What can I do?

Options: Aside from quitting your job or taking your controller meds at higher doses you can go the legal route. If the work place appears to be a "health hazard" your local health department should be notified. You can do this anonymously. Of course if there were other workers with the same complaint it would be even better. ...Read more

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My car is still damp and smells like mildew. I have white mold spots on one side. I didn't know and breathed it in after letting the car sit am I ok?

My car is still damp and smells like mildew. I have white mold spots on one side. I didn't know and breathed it in after letting the car sit am I ok?

Ok: if breathing problem or spots don't go away get checked by pulmonologist or dermatologist , get car aired out and bleached .let car sit in sun with windows down after cleaning thoroughly ...Read more

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My labia has like a mildew water smell and I wash it with soap and water only on top but not inside. It has this smell when I sweat bad there too.

My labia has like a mildew water smell and I wash it with soap and water only on top but not inside. It has this smell when I sweat bad there too.

Odor: If this is recent, you may want to see your doc to rule out infection . If this is chronic, try cleaning the entire area with hibiclrnse, which will get rid of the bacteria likely causing the odor. Use perfume/dye free hygiene and laundry products. Wear only cotton underwear ...Read more

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What can cause a moldy/mildew smell under my left armpit and also cause swollen eyes?

What can cause a moldy/mildew smell under my left armpit and also cause swollen eyes?

Swollen: Swollen eyes may result from allergy or infection. If you have allergies, try some zaditor (ketotifen) from the drugstore. If this does not improve in 24 hours, call your local ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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