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Can mold give you a headache and stiff neck?

Can mold give you a headache and stiff neck?

Yes : Typically low mold exposure results in allergy like symptoms: itching, redness, sneezing, watery eyes and headaches. If the exposure goes for a longer time and or you are exposed to high levels of mold, then other symptoms may result such as joint pains, breathing disorders, nose bleeds, chronic fatigue etc. Signs of stiff neck suggest possible meningitis and needs to be evaluated and treated. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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I came across mold in my closet, it's very black and immediately after finding it i developed the worst headache of my life, it won't go away.

I came across mold in my closet, it's very black and immediately after finding it i developed the worst headache of my life, it won't go away.

Call inspector: call a certified mold inspector. There is likely much more hidden behind/in the wall. Do not disturb it. Stay away from it. Call NOW. It can be very dangerous... requires special precautions to remove safely. ...Read more

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I think a mold in my broken disposal is making me sick. Everytime im home i get bad headaches and stomachaches. This has been going on for over a week?

I think a mold in my broken disposal is making me sick. Everytime im home i get bad headaches and stomachaches. This has been going on for over a week?

Change it: Change the disposal and see if this helps. Do you have a carbon monoxide detector, it could also be a furnace leak that might cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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What can cause a mold smell in my sinuses? I've had this smell lingering for a week now accompanied with a headache.

What can cause a mold smell in my sinuses? I've had this smell lingering for a week now accompanied with a headache.

Sinus fungal infect?: You should get yourself checked by your doctor as you may have fungal infection fungal sinusitis occurs when fungi organism like mold invade your sinus cavities. These organisms are around in our surroundings we inhale them daily , but if immune system is suppressed they can cause infection in the sinuses. Sometimes you can have mixed bacterial and fungus infection in sinuses. See yourmd/get tested. ...Read more

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Sprayed a remover on mold under my sink.Ricocheted into my face.No mask. Showered and irrigated nose w saline.Mild headache & sinusitis 1 day later?

Sprayed a remover on mold under my sink.Ricocheted into my face.No mask. Showered and irrigated nose w saline.Mild headache & sinusitis 1 day later?

Mold remover exposur: Most of those products contain a bleach like chemical. You likely got an unintentional dose that has caused a chemical sinusitis/rhinitis causing your symptoms. It may take a day or so for you to be back to normal. You did the correct treatment. Good luck ...Read more

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Migraines for 23 yrs started with blind spots to flashing zigzag and headache seems to have started when moved to house can black mold been initiator ?

Migraines for 23 yrs started with blind spots to flashing zigzag and headache seems to have started when moved to house can black mold been initiator ?

Yes, definitely: A variety of external and internal factors can trigger a migraine attack in certain individuals who may have a genetic or neurochemical predisposition to migraine. External triggers such as weather-related changes, high humidity, high altitude, sensory input such as glaring or flashing lights, sunlight, loud noises, and exposure to odors. Take care. ...Read more

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Concentration problems, headaches, and other neurologcial symptoms from toxic black mold exposure, what to do?

Concentration problems, headaches, and other neurologcial symptoms from toxic black mold exposure, what to do?

Move: Then go through the usual clean up,if possible. Mold has a terrible effect on some people, so get out first, and then deal with the building and all the vicissitudes of undoing and redoing your environment. There are agencies (OSHA) that can help if you have trouble with landlords.. ...Read more

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Ragweed & mold counts very high in my area. Am experiencing allergy sinus pressure/headache but no stuffiness. What is best OTC med to relieve this?

Ragweed & mold counts very high in my area. Am experiencing allergy sinus pressure/headache but no stuffiness. What is best OTC med to relieve this?

Nasal steroid: Nasal steroid spray is likely the most effective but may take a few days to get optimal results. If the problem not controlled, an allergy consult may be another option. ...Read more