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~1yr black mold exposure unaware. Sinus symptoms 3 mo. Now had acute exposure; can nasal irrigation push spores deeper&risk dangerous fung infx? Or good2do?

~1yr black mold exposure unaware. Sinus symptoms 3 mo. Now had acute exposure; can nasal irrigation push spores deeper&risk dangerous fung infx? Or good2do?

Should be fine: Most sinus/respiratory symptoms related to mold exposure are due to an allergic type reaction as well as irritating toxins. Using irrigation to clear out the spores would help with both of these problems. Serious "invasive" fungal infections of the sinuses are rare and occur in people who have uncontrolled diabetes or severely suppressed immune systems. "Black mold" does not cause these infections ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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What happens if you smoke moldy fruit in a hookah?

Not a good idea: Although you may not get sick from it, you are exposing your lungs to molds which in susceptible people can cause asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis (which acts and behaves like pneumonia), and even permanent lung damages with repeated exposure. Hookah itself is not totally harmless and you certainly don't need to add molds to the mix. ...Read more

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My brother says veggie drinks and fruit smoothies will detoxify my body of black mold posiioning, will it?

My brother says veggie drinks and fruit smoothies will detoxify my body of black mold posiioning, will it?

Controversial: The adverse effects of mold including "black mold" is highly controversial except for the conditions of asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis and allergies. While molds/fungi can produce toxins, poisoning is unusual (unless it is a bad mushroom) and it is unlikely that fruit and veggies will have a significant impact although they are very tasty. ...Read more

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Is sinus an infection or an allergic reaction?

Is sinus an infection or an allergic reaction?

Air Space: Sinuses are air spaces in your head that exist to keep your head from being too heavy. The maxillary sinus when infected or otherwise irritated can cause toothache-like symptoms. Sinuses can also become inflamed from allergies. So, sinusitis can be the result of either infection or allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Can a reaction to mobic cause sinus tachycardia? What why's can sinus tachycardia be helped without taking meds?

Can a reaction to mobic cause sinus tachycardia? What why's can sinus tachycardia be helped without taking meds?

Mobic is an: Anti-inflammatory. It will not cause sinus tachycardia. Pain for which you take mobic could. Many other things cause sinus tachycardia because it is a physiological response to something else going on in your body (fever, pain, anxiety, anemia, hyperthyroid, dehydration.) There are autonomic dysfunctions like POTS that can also cause this. Identify the cause of your sinus tachycardia and treat it. ...Read more

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Hello I am having a mild allergic reaction to some cake I was wondering if taking one 10 mg tablet of loratadine would be ok. I already took one about 3 hours ago for 24 hour relief of sinus allergies but I was wondering if taking another one right now wo

Hello I am having a mild allergic reaction to some cake I was wondering if taking one 10 mg tablet of loratadine would be ok. I already took one about 3 hours ago for 24 hour relief of sinus allergies but I was wondering if taking another one right now wo

Not the best option: If true food allergy (antibody mediated), then second generation antihistamines (Loratadine, Zyrtec, Allegra) are of little benefit. Itching/hives from foods occur rapidly (usually within 30minutes and certainly within 2 hours) and disappear rapidly. First generation meds like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) work much more quickly. If other symptoms (breathing, dizziness, nausea), injected epi is critical. (see comment) ...Read more

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I have sinus tachycardia what treatment options are out there? What is sinus tachycardia? Could this been caused by reaction to mobic?

I have sinus tachycardia what treatment options are out there? What is sinus tachycardia? Could this been caused by reaction to mobic?

Sinus tachycardia: Means your normal heart beat is faster than 100 BPM. This can be normal as the range of normal is 40 to 120. It is unlikely to be caused by mobic however pain can cause the heart rate to increase so the reason you are taking mobic might be the reason you are tachycardic. Treatment is to address the cause not the rate. Fever, dehydration, anxiety, anemia, pain can all cause this. ...Read more

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On nystatin for suspected candida. After 3 weeks (3x daily), I developed migraine-like sinus headaches. Could it be delayed herx reaction?

On nystatin for suspected candida. After 3 weeks (3x daily), I developed migraine-like sinus headaches. Could it be delayed herx reaction?

Yes it is possible: Some say the Jarisch-herxheimer reaction stops after abour 1-2 weeks, however, it all depends on the person and the body's ability to detoxify rapidly. To be sure press down on your sinuses to see whether you do have tenderness. In addition, when you bend down (bent over forward) do you feel pressure in your sinuses, if so.. then what you are experiencing may be actual sinus headaches. ...Read more

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I had a shaking reaction to rocephin (ceftriaxone) injection at one time. The doctor prescribed me omnicef for a sinus infection. Should I have any issues?

I had a shaking reaction to rocephin (ceftriaxone) injection at one time. The doctor prescribed me omnicef for a sinus infection. Should I have any issues?

Not Allergy: Shaking reaction and no other symptoms does not suggest Allergic reaction and it is perfectly alright to take Omnicef
Allergic reactions if acute cause serious symptoms like shortness of breath and late signs are rash and itching
Shaking reaction is more from anxiety of getting injection and not allergy ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to beconase (beclomethasone)? Burning sensation in lungs, throat feels puffy. Was supposed to be for sinus inflammation.

Allergic reaction to beconase (beclomethasone)? Burning sensation in lungs, throat feels puffy. Was supposed to be for sinus inflammation.

Beconase (beclomethasone): Hello, an allergy to this intranasal steroid medication can occur. It also could be a preservative or other added chemical to the spray. The spray is used to reduce intranasal inflammation usually from allergy. Since the nasal lining continues into the sinuses, we often times use this nasal spray to help with sinus inflammation too. Stop the medication and review other options with your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm currently having allergic reactions / sinus problems when I sleep, what should I do?

I'm currently having allergic reactions / sinus problems when I sleep, what should I do?

If this is a pattern: For you would recommend that you see your physician to explore what the problem is. I don't know enough about your specific symptoms to make more specific recommendations. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have tropical tea bags which contain passion fruit, could I have a severe allergic reaction to these tea bags if I consume the tea?

How do I know if I have tropical tea bags which contain passion fruit, could I have a severe allergic reaction to these tea bags if I consume the tea?

Read labels: For any food allergy, it is imperative to read ingredient labels to identify if the specific food allergen is present. The U.S. Food labeling law does not require passion fruit to be included, but check anyway. Typically there is a contact number at the company to call. If a person is not sure, they should avoid that particular product. An allergic reaction could occur if highly allergic. ...Read more

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My ECG result says sinus rhythm r-s transition zone in v leads displaced to the left t abnormality in anterior leads. What is wrong with me?

My ECG result says sinus rhythm r-s transition zone in v leads displaced to the left t abnormality in anterior leads. What is wrong with me?

Probably nothing: Unless you are having symptoms referable to your heart. If you do have symptoms then discussing this in relation to your ECG with your doctor would be wise. ...Read more

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Why do I have a reaction to raw fruit but not the cooked same fruit?

Why do I have a reaction to raw fruit but not the cooked same fruit?

Allergen altered: Cooking alters the conformation of the proteins which are causing your reaction and renders them non allergenic. Sometimes it works the opposite way when patients are allergic to cooked and not raw food. ...Read more

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Can you be allergic to calcium ascorbate or citric acid? I am not allergic to any fruit that I know of but had a bad reaction to mixed fruit with tho

Can you be allergic to calcium ascorbate or citric acid? I am not allergic to any fruit that I know of but had a bad reaction to mixed fruit with tho

No: Food allergens are made of protein and neither of these products has it. Tell us more about your reaction to mixed fruits and what kinds of fruits were present in it so that we can provide you some answer ...Read more

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I have problem of allergic rhinitis (all seasons) from last 7 years. I got my sinus operated but no positive result. Plz advice me approriate treatmnt?

I have problem of allergic rhinitis (all seasons) from last 7 years. I got my sinus operated but no positive result. Plz advice me approriate treatmnt?

Hot Tea in AM: Hot green tea/lemon/honey before getting out of bed
Avoid temperature changes. Carry a jacket in summer for in and out air conditioning
Improve nasal airway see www. Grossaninstitute. Com for several methods. Use pulsatile irrgation to remove pollens, dusts, and restore cilia.
Dust proof bedroom and run hepa air filter.
Avoid strong odors
Check your thyroid level. Low thryroid makes allergy worse ...Read more

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Can a patient receive sinus surgery if they have been crying, and are congested as a result, prior to surgery?

Can a patient receive sinus surgery if they have been crying, and are congested as a result, prior to surgery?

Sinus surgery/crying: Crying can cause temporary swelling in the sinus passages but should not be a contraindication to the procedure as your surgeon can prescribe a nasal spray to reverse the swelling for surgery. Also, be sure if you are crying that you are emotionally ready for the surgery as you need to be in a positive frame of mind to be able to recover optimally from the surgery.

Hope this helps. ...Read more

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The result of "coronary sinus rhythm" in EKG is ok?

The result of "coronary sinus rhythm" in EKG is ok?

Coronary sinus: Not certain of the term as the coronary sinus is the major vein draining the heart. Maybe the term is low atrial rhythm which us not dangerous at all and is a description given when P wave morphology in some leads are inverted. ...Read more

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I perform an EKG and the result was sinus arrhythmia. Is this a normal condition?

I perform an EKG and the result was sinus arrhythmia. Is this a normal condition?

Please Clarify: There must be a miscommunication here. Arrhythmia is a generic term to mean abnormal. There must be another word there to describe the specific abnormality.

If there is not an 'arrhythmia' then normal sinus rhythm is a common way to say normal. ...Read more

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Is sinus treatable? My MRI result says all sinuses are inflamed and I don't know what is cozing my sinus

Is sinus treatable? My MRI result says all sinuses are inflamed and I don't know what is cozing my sinus

Sinusitis: MRI is not a good imaging modality for sinusitis as most normal sinus lining may appear "inflamed" to a radiologist. You may have mild allergy. You likely were imaged with MRI for facial pain and this is an incidental finding. Sinus X-ray or CT would be more appropriate along with an ENT exam to identify OMC obstruction and abscess.Sinusitis is treatable depending on cause. ...Read more

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Is it okay for me to eat dried fruit with sulphur dioxide in it in pregnancy? I have never had a bad reaction to sulfur dioxide before.

Is it okay for me to eat dried fruit with sulphur dioxide in it in pregnancy? I have never had a bad reaction to sulfur dioxide before.

Dried fruit: There are no restrictions on eating dried fruit during pregnancy. If this is a food you enjoy eating you may continue. Sulphur dioxide is a food preservative used in a variety of foods. ...Read more

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I've been given kenalog (triamcinolone) shots in the past for sinus and allergy problems, is it safe to keep getting them. Is it likely to develop an allergic reactio?

I've been given kenalog (triamcinolone) shots in the past for sinus and allergy problems, is it safe to keep getting them. Is it likely to develop an allergic reactio?

No: Kenalog (triamcinolone) or cortisone shot is rarely, if ever, indicated for treating allergic and sinus problems since it doesn't work any better than cortisone pills which may be used in chronic sinusitis for a brief duration. Nasal steroid is far safer. If your problem cannot be controlled with inhaled steroid, see an allergist. Frequent Kenalog (triamcinolone) dosing causes many side effects (diabetes, adrenal suppression etc) ...Read more

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I have very dry itchy, flakey skin that gets a lot worse, and with a rash, whenever I have even a tiny bit of sugar. I can't eat fruit or dairy now without getting a reaction. This condition has got increasingly worse over the last few years. I also get w

I have very dry itchy, flakey skin that gets a lot worse, and with a rash, whenever I have even a tiny bit of sugar. I can't eat fruit or dairy now without getting a reaction. This condition has got increasingly worse over the last few years. I also get w

It's impossible to..: ...live without consuming "sugar" or food that can be converted to sugar (specifically glucose). All carbs (vegetable, dairy, fruit) are broken down to sugar for use as energy. Protein can be as well. You see a pattern between "sugar" and the health of your skin. I see only a skin problem that's out of control. Please see a doctor to find out the cause & get treatment. Best wishes. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

Black Mold (Definition)

Molds consist of airborn spores and spreading forms (hyphae) growing on surfaces. Several species are black including stachybotrys and aspergillus. Black mold ingestion has been associated with a toxic syndrome with brain and blood disorders. Most patients do not ingest black mold so the correlation with their ...Read more