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Doctor insights on: Mold Causing Tonsil Problems

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Is seeing black mold on mouth guard harmful?

Dr. Kirk Yen Dr. Yen
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Is seeing black mold on mouth guard harmful?

Clean it: Black mold can cause localized and possible systemic infection. Clean it first by placing it in a container with denture cleanser or 2-3 drops of bleach in water. Let it soak overnight. Use a regular toothbrush under running water to scrub off the mold. Repeat as necessary to remove the mold. Leave the mouth guard in a clean container ; denture cleanser when not in use. Change solution daily. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a white tongue and white mold-like stuff is appearing on the roof of my mouth?

What to do if I have a white tongue and white mold-like stuff is appearing on the roof of my mouth?

Possibly Thrush: There are various causes of coating of the tongue and other oral surfaces. It could be from medications, food eaten, allergies, etc. However, it could be an oral yeast infection. You should make an appointment with your dentist or dermatologist to examine the area and determine the cause and treatment. ...Read more

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I just got a deep cleaning, do I still need a regular cleaning? I want to get my teeth molded for invisalign so I want a clear mouth. I havetatar left

I just got a deep cleaning, do I still need a regular cleaning? I want to get my teeth molded for invisalign so I want a clear mouth. I havetatar left

Of course: After the deep cleaning, you should be seen for periodontal maintenance visits which generally occur every 3-4 months due to the risk of developing subgingival calculus once again. Always properly clean your teeth with invisalign and maintain good oral health. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can any person feel mold spores on their skin if not what could it be I'm feeling that's itchy burning and the metallic taste in mouth?

Can any person feel mold spores on their skin if not what could it be I'm feeling that's itchy burning and the metallic taste in mouth?

Skin/taste: May be associated or not associated. Many different causes of itchy skin, many different causes of metallic taste. You need two examinations. See your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon. See your Family Physician or a Dermatologist. See both...now. ...Read more

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I ate a few pieces of a fresh pineapple which left a bad taste in my mouth. It had a red spot inside which I'm guessing was mold. Will I get sick?

I ate a few pieces of a fresh pineapple which left a bad taste in my mouth. It had a red spot inside which I'm guessing was mold. Will I get sick?

It depends.....: If the pineapple was rotten (sounds like it was), it's because the ripening process just went too far - possibly due to lack of refrigeration. Depending on the type of bacteria present in the bad parts, you may just have the bad taste issue, or it could make you more sick. Unless you develop symptoms of food poisoning (vomiting, diarrhea, etc), you should go about your business. ...Read more

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This last week, everything I drink tastes like mold. My breath is horrible and I have a moldy taste in my mouth. I take excellent care of my teeth.

This last week, everything I drink tastes like mold. My breath is horrible and I have a moldy taste in my mouth. I take excellent care of my teeth.

Get to dentist: Hard to say without your history and exam, but appears to be a gingivitis or periodontitis issue (need to have the teeth and gums thoroughly checked and cleaned.) Could be other problems brought on by meds, supplements, home care, etc. Get evaluated and also brush your tongue ...Read more

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6 month old crawled over to the sliding door, I noticed black stuff on his face and hands. Black mold, gave him a bath and wiped his mouth, ER? Or no

6 month old crawled over to the sliding door, I noticed black stuff on his face and hands. Black mold, gave him a bath and wiped his mouth, ER? Or no

Black mold: It would be extremely unusual for him to be infected by this and unless he develops symptoms I suspect you did the correct thing and would not take him to an ER. If you still have questions make an appointment to see his regular pediatrician. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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I've had a tonsil Cyst for 3-4 years. Hasn't caused any problems. Is it dangerous or can it be cancerous?

I've had a tonsil Cyst for 3-4 years. Hasn't caused any problems. Is it dangerous or can it be cancerous?

No: Cysts in the tonsils are benign (not cancer). And if it hasn't changed over 3-4 years, that increases our confidence that it is benign. ...Read more

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Discovered I have a swollen/enlarged submental node. Could that be caused by tonsil or teeth problems?

Discovered I have a swollen/enlarged submental node. Could that be caused by tonsil or teeth problems?

Lymph Nodes: Lymph Nodes act as a trap to reduce spread of infection or neoplasm. Important to identify and treat the source of the problem. See your Dentist immediately. ...Read more

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General practitioner has diag. Large tonsil stone have had for over a year doesn't cause problems, should it be removed?

General practitioner has diag. Large tonsil stone have had for over a year doesn't cause problems, should it be removed?

Your choice: You may be more comfortable if the thing is removed, which may often be done with a pair of forceps under good lighting, perhaps even at home, or by gargling with salt water. Only the enormous ones require surgery. These things eventually invite an annoying surface infection. ...Read more

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Why would doctor tell me that taking out my tonsils would cause me to have more infections? I have had throat problems all my life. I am doing a report on tonsillectomy and I was just curious.

Why would doctor tell me that taking out my tonsils would cause me to have more infections? I have had throat problems all my life. I am doing a report on tonsillectomy and I was just curious.

Never proven: There has been a theoretical concern that removing tonsils will decrease your immunity to other infections of the throat. It's never been shown to be true. Tonsil tissue is part of the immune system, it helps filter bacteria and viruses out of your system. Generally this tissue gets inflamed when you have a cold or strep infection, and just causes more pain. ...Read more

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Will an ENT take my tonsils out? My tonsils have always been about the size of ping-pong balls when I'm not sick, and even larger when I do get sick. They cause me major problems with strept throat and I get awful tonsil stones fairly often, causing horri

Will an ENT take my tonsils out? My tonsils have always been about the size of ping-pong balls when I'm not sick, and even larger when I do get sick. They cause me major problems with strept throat and I get awful tonsil stones fairly often, causing horri

Based: Based on the history you give, you certainly would be a candidate for tonsillectomy by an ENT surgeon. You should consult a board certified ENT to determine whether tonsillectomy is truly indicated or not based on your current problems and physical exam.

I hope this information helps you in your treatment of chronic tonsil problems. ...Read more

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What health problems can mildew and mold cause?

What health problems can mildew and mold cause?

Allergies&respirator: Not all molds cause health problems but some are known to cause allergies, and some produce harmful mucotoxins which can cause serious health problems. But most of the molds in high concentration can cause adverse effect on human health.
The problems start when people inhale large quantity of airborne mold spores cause
resp. Prblems like cough, asthma, wheezing
eye irritation, nasa/sinus congestion, head. ...Read more

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What kind of health problems can mold cause?

What kind of health problems can mold cause?

Respiratory problems: In 2004 the institute of medicine (iom) found there was sufficient evidence to link indoor exposure to mold with upper respiratory tract symptoms, cough, and wheeze in otherwise healthy people; with asthma symptoms in people with asthma; and with hypersensitivity pneumonitis in individuals susceptible to that immune-mediated condition. ...Read more

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How long do you have to be exposed to some back mold around air vents to cause serious health problems? Can it cause death?

How long do you have to be exposed to some back mold around air vents to cause serious health problems? Can it cause death?

This mold: Is common and steps to eliminate it should be taken HOWEVER this kind of mold is seldom AIRBORNE and can produce ALLERGIC symptomatology in susceptible individuals! IT DOES NOT KILL PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Which type of health problems are caused by mold?

Which type of health problems are caused by mold?

Allergic reactions: In some cases, people may develop severe reactions to mold exposure. Symptoms of severe reactions, which are uncommon, include fever and difficulty breathing. People with compromised immune systems or those with chronic lung disease can develop serious infections of the lungs due to molds. ...Read more

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Can black mold cause mental problems like depression?

Can black mold cause mental problems like depression?

Black mold: Toxic mold can produce neurotoxins that affect nerve cells in the brain, leading to mood swings, irritability, poor concentration, confusion, short attention span, dizziness, anxiety, depression, and hallucinations. ...Read more

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What type of lung disease or problems can indoor mold cause?

What type of lung disease or problems can indoor mold cause?

Cough, asthma, pain: Indoor mold is a very common yet often hidden problem. It can cause a variety of serious health problems including cough, asthma, shortness of breath & chest pain, both through allergic reactions to mold and due to inflammation caused by exposure to mold toxins. About 25% of the population has a genetic hypersensitivity to mold. See http://www. Survivingmold. Com/diagnosis for much more information. ...Read more

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Can my employer force me to sign an incident report for breathing problems caused by possible mold at work?

Can my employer force me to sign an incident report for breathing problems caused by possible mold at work?

NO!!!!: You should not be forced. It is however in your benefit to write an incident report (in your own words!) that honestly expresses your personal view of what happened, how you got exposed to what, and the consequences of that exposure! Keep a copy for your own records. It gives you legal (and financial protection) protection and could also help prevent others from getting sick. ...Read more

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If you are living in a place that has mold, what kind of health problems can it cause? Is muscle weakness one of them?

If you are living in a place that has mold, what kind of health problems can it cause? Is muscle weakness one of them?

Mold exposure: Mold is thriving in humid environment. If you develop sensitivities to those particular mold spores, the lining of your airway can get inflamed by exposing to the mold spores in the air you breath in. Depending how severe the inflammation is, you can get symptoms similar to rhino sinusitis, asthmatic flares if you have asthma, general malaise including muscle weakness. ...Read more

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Can mold cause inner ear problems or middle ear problems?

Can mold cause inner ear problems or middle ear problems?

Not typically: The middle ear and inner ear are generally inaccessible to mold pathogens., unless there is something unusual about your anatomy. Bacteria and viruses are the general troublemakers in those areas. Mold and yeast infections are very common in the outer ear. ...Read more

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What could cause hypersensitivity to smells especially mold mildew patient has had chronic sinus and ear problems history of prolonged exposure to mol?

What could cause hypersensitivity to smells especially mold mildew patient has had chronic sinus and ear problems history of prolonged exposure to mol?

Allergies: Allergies to mold could cause chronic sinus and ear issues. If one is allergic to mold and is exposed to mold then symptoms of sneezing and mucus congestion could occur. Other smells may cause symptoms because other smells could act as non-specific irritants. For example, strong perfume or aromas could cause mucus congestion in an allergic person. ...Read more