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Mold Exposure Cause Myositis
Mold is also known as fungus or in some cases yeast. Fungal spores are very small and tend to be found in compost, barns/farms, hay, grass and damp basements. Some fungal spores are more likely to be associated with "dry" v. "wet" environments. When inhaled, mold spores can lead to many disorders including asthma, allergic rhinitis, hypersensitivty pneumonitis, ...Read more
Possibly: There are many (hundreds, thousands) types of mold. Many molds excrete substances which can be toxic to various body systems, of which skeletal muscle is one. ...Read more
Exceptionally rare: This would entail a systemic(as in throughout the body) spread of a fungus through an inhalation mechanism. It could happen but again would be exceptionally rare. Expect a respiratory mold exposure to cause more so respiratory, allergic or nonspecific symptoms like headache/fatigue. ...Read more
Mesothelioma (lung): No doubt. Asbestos exposure - especially long term - causes mesothelioma. It is not safe and harms health in many ways, but there is no established connection to any of the thyroid cancers. Here's a related link: http://scottieleemeyers.Com/2012/01/05/post-office-employees-battle-thyroid-cancer/ best wishes for your health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Lyme disease cause multiple chemical sensitivities, mold illness, new food allergies etc? Can autoimmune diseases cause those as well?
No: No evidence to support your concern.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not: likely because inhaled spores will be addressed by immune cells in your trachea and lung, while not directly affecting your immune cells in your gut lining. ...Read more
Do inhaled corticosteroids increase susceptibility to fungal/bacterial resp. infections (besides candida)? Environmental mold, or healthcare exposure?
Usually not: There are different kinds of ear infections. If you are talking about middle ear infections, then it's very unlikely mold is the cause. You can get fungal outer ear infections, but these tend to come from overuse of qtips (clearing away your protective wax) and overuse of antibiotic ear drops. ...Read more
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