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How to know ganoerma spores?

How to know ganoerma spores?

Fungal spores: Ganoderma is a fungus with spores that contain Triterpenoids. These chemicals showed significantly anti-HIV-1 protease and anti-tumor activities. In traditional Chinese medicine, ganoderma extracts have been used for a variety of diseases. Traditional western medicine is studying it now. Stay tuned! ...Read more

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How do I keep spores from growing in my house?

How do I keep spores from growing in my house?

Mold growth: Molds are ubiquidous in most areas. Moist areas such as basements without good ventilation are common areas of excessive mold growth. Dehumidifiers are often fighting an uphill battle unless ventilation is also increased. A basement exhaust fan to increase air movement is often the best way to limit mold growth in the home. ...Read more

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If there is was a flood in my room a week ago, how long till i could get sick from being in the house with those spores?

If there is was a flood in my room a week ago, how long  till i could get sick from being in the house with those spores?

Mold: What makes you think you will be getting sick? Did they find black or white mold in the walls or wall boards? Mold is endemic and can be found everywhere so if you have not had problems before there is no reason to believe you will get sick. You can always have an allergist test you to mold to see if you are allergic. ...Read more

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How do fungi spores relate to tissue damage?

How do fungi spores relate to tissue damage?

Rash: It is really an allergic response or tissue reaction to the fungi. ...Read more

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I'm scared of cryptococcus spores! i'm in fresno! please help!?

I'm scared of cryptococcus spores! i'm in fresno! please help!?

Cryptosporidiosis: What you need to be concerned about is cyptosporidiosis, not cryptococcus. Both are present in the soil. Cryptococcus affects immunosuppresed individuals. Cryptosporidiosis can affect healthy people but, with infrequent exceptions, it is a mild flu like illness. Unless you have underlying illness, there is no need to be scared. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is parthenogenesis and spores the same and different?

Can you tell me how is parthenogenesis and spores the same and different?

Mixing of genes: Well to get technical parthenogenesis happens by asexual reproduction in certain species so the embryo will develop without fertilization. Spores are produced by sexual reproduction having genes contributed by both male and female of the species. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if the diagnosis i was given was correct. B.Q. Can spores develop in a Vicks inhaler over time?

Possible: Since mold spores are airborne, a few spores can be found on the surface of any object exposed to the air. I would think that molds can't thrive in a Vicks' inhaler and even if present likely not clinically important. ...Read more

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How can mold spores affect you?

How can mold spores affect you?

Big answer: To big a question to fully answer here, but molds can cause infections and allergy problems, particularly asthma. Molds can also be respiratory irritants via non-allergic mechanisms, too. There is much more hype and litigation about molds than there is real science or disease, imho. ...Read more

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Mold spores in the body, what to do?

How so?: What do you mean you have mold spores in your body? Do you have some infection caused by mold? Sorry but can't answer this without more detail. ...Read more