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I was wondering does mold cause lung nodules?

I was wondering does mold cause lung nodules?

Yes: Agree certain inhaled substances, including fungi can result in nodule development . All lung nodules require follow up and potentially more investigation based on history, findings, and criteria. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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How do dr's in the hospital test for mold in the lungs?

How do dr's in the hospital test for mold in the lungs?

BAL: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) is likely the best diagnostic test for such a diagnosis. Before this, however, you may benefit from chest x ray and other more simple tests. A pulmonary doctor would likely perform BAL For you ...Read more

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I have bad asthma, was told by pcp that I have penicillium mold infection in lungs. How do I treat this which kind of dr should I see. ?

I have bad asthma, was told by pcp that I have penicillium mold infection in lungs. How do I treat this which kind of dr should I see. ?

Aspergillosis...: An antifungal agent such as itraconazole (sporanox) or voriconazole (vfend) will liely be prescribed. A specalist in either infectious diseases or a pulmonologist will be consulted in your care. ...Read more

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I have calcications all over or in my lungs can black mold cause this?

I have calcications all over or in my lungs can black mold cause this?

Unlikely: Calcifications usually occur with chronic inflammation, with some causes more prone to doing that. One common cause for foci of calcific granulomas is histoplasmosis. Very few if any people with normal immune systems develop infections with diatomaceous fungi (black molds), and this is usually complained of as a cause of environmental contamination and the subject of lawsuits. ...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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How long does it take my lungs to recover from black mold poisoning?

How long does it take my lungs to recover from black mold poisoning?

Depends: The poisoning from black molds (unless in an industrial or farming occupation) is not a common problem. Even if you are exposed to the toxins, the effects usually disappear within days after the exposure. On the other hand, if you have become sensitized or allergic to the molds, the effects may linger forever. ...Read more

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I have had a cough and my lungs hurt! i was staying in a friends apartment that had black mold all over. Day/night quill is not helping wht to do?

I have had a cough and my lungs hurt! i was staying in a friends apartment that had black mold all over. Day/night quill is not helping wht to do?

Dayquil/Nyquil R not: For allergies. U apparently r allergic to mold & smoking makes u more susceptible to lung irritation by mold. (smoking inhibits lung's ability to flush mold or other foreign material from body). Antihistamines (zyrtec/claritin/ benadryl) may help. If problem worsens, see doc. Mold spores may have entered lungs & taken up residence. ...Read more

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Recently found black mold/mildew (not sure) in my shower. lots of it on walls. is it bad to breathe this in. will ii get lung problems. ?

Potentially: If you are allergic to molds, you can get respiratory symptoms including asthma. For some people , they may develop pneumonia called hypersensitivity pneumonitis which in certain cases can cause permanent lung scarring. The most helpful step is reduction in humidity and removal of all damaged material. Be sure that the shower area is well ventilated and that there is no water leak inside the wall ...Read more

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Is there a way to link my Lung Nodules to the extreme levels of Aspergillosis (and a handful of other bad molds) I was living in? -Steven

Is there a way to link my Lung Nodules to the extreme levels of Aspergillosis (and a handful of other bad molds)  I was living in?

-Steven

Possible but: One needs to rule out other conditions which may be associated with lung nodules (previous exposure to pathogenic fungi , sarcoid etc) and to confirm the diagnosis with lab testing etc. before one can draw any conclusion. Of course the chronology of the exposure is also every important. ...Read more