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Odor Caused Mold Basement Prevent Wheezing
How does one get rid of the odor caused by mold(black) which has been in basement for several years to prevent my kid from wheezing?
Fix water leaks: Allergic asthma is commonly triggered by mold. The trigger is not the odor but the mold particles in the environment and the best measure to reduce exposure is to eliminate the mold, and reduce chances of regrowth by reducing humidity levels as possible. Mold grows in places where there is excessive humidity and frequent cleaning is not feasible. Allergy to mold is confirmed by skin testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My fiancee has been wheezing bad l and short of breath, i told my landord i see black mold, could this be causing it because he never felt like this.
If allergic: Everybody blames mold like it's legionaire's disease. Unless he has an immune deficiency, the odds of a fungal lung infection are low. However if he's allergic to mold, it can cause irritation of the airway that can aggravate asthma. Sometimes the mold can cause a mild irritation without having an allergy, but having a sensitivity already causes a worse reaction. ...Read more
I have. 8 month old son and we are staying at my grandparents I believe there is a big black mold breakout my son has a bad cough and wheezing help?
Black mold: The myth that black mold is any more harmful than any other mold is just that, a myth. Mold spores can cause a cough and wheeze in someone allergic to the mold. If your child is allergic to mold spores and there is an extensive mold problem in the home, he needs to stay elsewhere. Or, he could just have a cold. ...Read more
I teach in a basement.Recently it has a musty/garbage odor. Have nausea,burning/irritated eyes,chest pain/burning.Is it chemical/CO2/mold poisoning?
It could be. : It's possible the basement had CO2 or mold. First thing to do is get checked by your Doctor to confirm your symptoms are due to an exposure. Then get the basement checked. If there is a problem, you'll have to let your students know. You may also need to find another location for your class so your students don't get symptoms as well. ...Read more
My basement has a musty moldy smell, we never had a house inspection.If there is mold, how much can it hurt my health?We have been living in here for3yr
Yes ; No: Living in a humid indoor environment is considered unhealthy and people tend to have more respiratory illnesses in such an environment. In my own experience, somewhat less than 50% of the people may become allergic to the molds and develop illnesses such as asthma. Allergy rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis etc. I would strongly recommend that you get this issue resolved asap or move out. ...Read more
I have been experiencing chest pains, persistent dry wheezy cough for over a month. I just found black mold in my ac unit, scared of permanent damage ?
Cough, chest pain: This needs to be formally evaluatedGet a more detailed answer ›
See an allergist: The best way to manage asthma is to identify your triggers, avoid them as much as you can, and use medications to control any residual inflammation. The mistake you want to avoid is not treating the asthmatic inflammation adequately - this leads to scar tissue formation and permanent loss of lung function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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