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I have a mold allergy, how can i tell if my books have mold/spores? Will i be able to see it?

I have a mold allergy, how can i tell if my books have mold/spores? Will i be able to see it?

Mould loves the damp: If you've stored your books improperly, you may have set yourself up for an environmental issue with mould. You can often find evidence of mould if you know what you're looking for. There are thousands of different kinds of moulds, and some indeed will grow on paper-look for the signs of dusty spores, fungal elements, even the 'smell'. Bring a sample to a librarian or try a UV lamp if ur not sure. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Can palpitations be caused by mold spores? Or allergies? I'm trying to figure it out b/c I was woken up out of my sleep with palpitations.

Can palpitations be caused by mold spores? Or allergies? I'm trying to figure it out b/c I was woken up out of my sleep with palpitations.

No: Although mold spores can produce allergens and mycotoxins, I am not aware of any evidence that they directly cause palpitation. On the other hand, if you have asthma and are exposed to molds you are allergic to, the attack may lead to cardiac palpitation. ...Read more

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Can mold or allergies be the cause of my niece getting symptoms of tourette syndrome?

Can mold or allergies be the cause of my niece getting symptoms of tourette syndrome?

No: There' absolutely no evidence that mold allergies, or any other allergy, would cause tourette's. Certainly you may have pulmonary complications from a mold allergy. The belief that an allergic reaction is the cause of development, psychological, or mental health problems is unfounded. This reeks of the belief that an MMR vaccine caused inflammation in the GI tract and lead to autism. Not true! ...Read more

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Is it ever that a person get a infection from breathing mold spores and if yes what are the symptoms?

Is it ever that a person get a infection from breathing mold spores and if yes what are the symptoms?

Mold inhalation: The answer will vary depending on the level and duration of exposure. Some individuals present with asthma like symptoms, others with a form of bronchitis. It also depends if the person affected is allergic to mold or not. ...Read more

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I am very afraid..I know that I am exposed to mold spores through the air ducts in my home. Can my symptoms be reversed or is damage already done?

I am very afraid..I know that I am exposed to mold spores through the air ducts in my home. Can my symptoms be reversed or is damage already done?

More information: Mold spores can cause asthma type symptoms in some people who have underlying allergies most people who are exposed to molds have no illness or symptoms after mold exposure. I. ...Read more

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Can allergies or mold exposure cause anxiety like symptoms, sob, lightheadedness?

Yes: Allergies can cause any symptoms depending on what is the target organ and when one suffers then comes anxiety indirectly . Get skin tested and work on avoiding the cause. ...Read more

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Can allergies or infection be developed from stress. Also can mold cause anxiety type symptoms?

Can allergies or infection be developed from stress. Also can mold cause anxiety type symptoms?

NO: Stress and anxiety do not produce infection or allergy, although similar symptoms may occur due to somatization. Mold, which is ubiquitous, does not generally produce any symptoms of anxiety. If this continues you might want to consult with a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Is it possible for 5 out of 6 members in the home to develop allergies and asthma symptoms or could it indicate a mold problem?

Is it possible for 5 out of 6 members in the home to develop allergies and asthma symptoms or could it indicate a mold problem?

Asthma in a family: Asthma can run in families and it is an allergic condition and if you have molds it can trigger episodes of asthma, so if you have molds have them taken care of and see if your asthma and other members improves. ...Read more

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Can allergies to molds pollens dust etc include symptoms of lightheaded, feeling a little spacey etc?

Can allergies to molds pollens dust etc include symptoms of lightheaded, feeling a little spacey etc?

Perhaps: but only indirectly if the problem affects your inner ear or causing sleep deprivation. Some antihistamines especially the older ones may also dull your brain. ...Read more

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I found mold growing in my CPAP hose, and my filter was literally covered in a black powdery mold. Having allergy/cold symptoms. See a DR?

Allergy to mold: It is good that you have found the source of the mold , the next step would be making the cleaning a routine. If your allergic symptoms subside after a thorough cleaning (Clorox?), then no further evaluation needed. If the problem persists, then consult an allergist to find out if you have become allergic to the mold. ...Read more