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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
BELOW: Could be caused by coughing or sneezing but not by just having exposure to mold ...Read more
Is it possible for mold exposure in the home to cause some members to be mildly ill and others to be severly and chronicly ill?
Absolutely: Positively yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Several disorders: Exposure to molds (fungus) can trigger seasonal or year round allergic rhinitis or nasal allergies as well as asthma. Mold can trigger "Allergic Fungal Sinusitis" where mold growth expands the nasal sinuses and also colonize the lungs of patients with asthma called Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis. Also molds can trigger hypersensitivity pneumonitis--lung inflammation like pneumonia! ...Read more
Mold: A mold allergy can impact sinusitis. And there can certainly be fungal infections of the sinus. But most likely mold exposure is not the real cause of the sings issue. Nonetheless, if you have symptoms, you can seek the consultation of a board certified surgeon with expertise in treating sinus issues. ...Read more
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
Mold: This is claimed to be a cause of everything from infertility to insanity. Now pre-eclampsia. You will not be able to "prove" this in the scientific sense, but if you can find sufficient statistical correlation you may be able to convince a jury. This is a constant issue in litigation and one of the things that helps to enrich tort lawyers. ...Read more
I have pain in upper rt shoulder, chest, neck & back. Exposed to mold. Pleurisy? Can mold exposure cause this? How is it tested?
Many answers: Mold exposure per se does not usually cause pain although allergic reaction or other immune responses may occur. If you have any nasal, eye, or respiratory symptoms from the exposure, you need to consult an allergist who can perform allergy skin testing or lung function testing on you. ...Read more
What are ways to prove mold exposure to be the cause of pre-eclampsia toxemia complications? Http://www. Altmeds. Com/toxicitytoxemia/description
Unknown: There continues to be much research and scientific debate about the causes of preeclampsia. The web- site you note suggests toxemia and toxicity can be interchangeable---that is not true in the obstetric community. It also suggests preeclampsia may be caused by "toxins". That is an over simplification. There is no good data to prove mold exposure causes preeclampsia. ...Read more
Could mold exposure or a benign lymph node enlargement cause dizzy spells. Is dizziness a cause for concern?
Dizziness is a symptom experienced by many people and caused by many things. Mold exposure may cause dizziness, but it more often causes respiratory symptoms, such as coughing, sneezing, trouble breathing, or an itchy throat.
Lymph node enlargement is not normally associated with dizziness, except under exceptional circumstances. What makes the dizziness better or worse? That would help us. ...Read more
Look for "Mildew":
Look for areas of water leakage, or poor water drainage, which would promote mold growth. Look for mildew stains and/or a "musty" smell.
Clinical symptoms can vary from dizziness, mental "fogginess", upper and lower respiratory symptoms, tiredness, headaches and dizziness.
If your suspicions are high you should consider hiring a reputable mold testing specialist and performing remediation. ...Read more
Leave the area:
First step in treating toxic mold exposure is to leave the affected environment if possible.
Then you need to detox from the mycotoxins that make you toxic.
If you would like more information please schedule a consult. ...Read more
Varies: This would vary depending on the sensitivity of the person involved with the dose of the exposue being a factor as well. I would expect that removal of all exposure to the black mold as well as providing for elimination of other inciting factors such as dust, dustmites for symptoms to be resolved within 2 to 4 weeks if not sooner. ...Read more
What's a more efficient text that I can take for the black mold exposure? Thanks you! I'm really sick and trying to get some answers.
Allergy consult: The toxic effects from "black mold"exposure are often exaggerated. A certain percentage of people exposed to it may develop asthma, hay fever, sinus infections recurrent pneumonia and etc. The best treatment is to move out of the place where the black mold has been found until the problem has been fixed. If problem continues, see an allergist who can help you in pinpointing the cause and Rx. ...Read more
Allergy: Fears over "black mold" exposure have made lawyers rich but I do not know a single pathologist who believes there's a real, definable disease from this particular species. However, quite a few people are allergic to spores of molds and bacteria, and these can produce either "hay fever" type problems or a treacherous hypersensitivity pneumonitis. It's best to keep molds under control, but not panic ...Read more
Mold exposure: The symptoms vary depending on several factors: if the person is allergic to mold or not, the type of mold and the amount of mold exposed to. Symptoms can vary also from respiratory symptoms to more complex symptoms. This is a vague question to answer. ...Read more
Mold: Mold exposure depends on the duration of exposure, there is no set level that determines a dangerous or hazardous level but chronic exposure can lead to respiratory problems. ...Read more
Does effects of long term mold exposure go away on its own, or is medication/treatment nessesary?
Need Treatment: If you have had mold exposure, and feel any symptoms of that it is important to get treatment immediately. Exposure to mold can lead to fungal infections. This requires anti-fungal medication for effective clearance of the fungus. If left untreated there can be serious complications as well as spread of the infection to other areas of the body, depending on the infectious fungus. ...Read more
After indoor m mold exposure for a week, how long will it take for me to recover from mold allergy in my case?
Symptoms or sensitiv: Once you have become sensitized allergically, you will like remain so for a long time although the degree of the sensitivity may decline with time. On the other hand, your allergy symptoms should subside within days or at most weeks after cessation of exposure which may not be totally possible since the same mold spores, although in much smaller quantities, are usually found in the air. ...Read more
Is there any thing that would show up abnormal being too h or l in normal blood test if the person has been prolonged to mold exposure?
How worried should I be about two weeks of mold exposure from a mattress I slept on (not in my home)? I'm feeling the symptoms, am I at high risk?
Not specificly: Exposure to mold can make some people ill in the same way as an allergic person can become ill if they are exposed to cats, goldenrod, tumble weed, etc. For most, it does not set off a cascade of horrible decline that puts you in a casket. If concerned, see your dr. ...Read more
I found a lot of black mold in a skylight above the bed and the baby's bassinet. I am concerned about the mold exposure. I cleaned it up the best...
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