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What causes the musty smell in wet clothes?Is it mold or mildew?Can musty smell in wet clothes make you sick?It causes pneumonia,cold,flu,infection?

What causes the musty smell in wet clothes?Is it mold or mildew?Can musty smell in wet clothes make you sick?It causes pneumonia,cold,flu,infection?

Molds: Mildew is a kind of mold, and yes molds can affect clothes if not well dried or stored in a damp place. Mols sensitivity is common, and many people allergy allergies to molds that can cause upper and lower airway disease, as rhinosinusitis (inflammation of nasal passages and sinuses) or asthma, better see an allergist/immunologist , check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, ...Read more

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Wheezing (Definition)

Wheezing = sibilant rhonchi = whistling sound ...Read more


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High mold exposure when cleaning. Allergic to mold. 1 wk increasing sinus/chest congestion, itching nose/eyes/throat. Antihistamine? Fluticasone?

High mold exposure when cleaning.  Allergic to mold. 1 wk increasing sinus/chest congestion, itching nose/eyes/throat.  Antihistamine?  Fluticasone?

Yes: Both can give you some symptomatic relief. Avoiding the exposure is primary and if it is in a home it is best to move if you are highly sensitive. Check out www.mhpvitamins.com, Inc. as they have a homeopathic for this. ...Read more

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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?

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

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20 asthma severe dust allergy pet fur feather some food allergy recurrent sinus upper respiratory infections pale low energy swollen glands nausea?

20 asthma severe dust allergy pet fur feather some food allergy recurrent sinus upper respiratory infections pale low energy swollen glands nausea?

Lots of allergies : There are many complaints and symptoms - many of which may be related to your allergies. Go see an allergist and work through your symptoms. ...Read more

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Turbinate hypertrophy, bloody nose and spitting a bit of blood.. I'm scared ! help. I've also been moving homes, exposed 2 chemicals and dust cause?

Turbinate hypertrophy, bloody nose and spitting a bit of blood.. I'm scared ! help. I've also been moving homes, exposed 2 chemicals and dust cause?

Rhinitis: I assume you had your nose / sinuses evaluated before to get that diagnosis of turbinate hypertrophy. That also means you might have chronic rhinosinusitis. Most of the time in developed countries like in the us, it's due to environmental allergies. When you have chronic inflammation due to allergies, dust from moving can irritate your nasal mucosa and cause it to bleed. Come back to see your doc. ...Read more

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What could cause hypersensitivity to smells especially mold mildew patient has had chronic sinus and ear problems history of prolonged exposure to mol?

What could cause hypersensitivity to smells especially mold mildew patient has had chronic sinus and ear problems history of prolonged exposure to mol?

Allergies: Allergies to mold could cause chronic sinus and ear issues. If one is allergic to mold and is exposed to mold then symptoms of sneezing and mucus congestion could occur. Other smells may cause symptoms because other smells could act as non-specific irritants. For example, strong perfume or aromas could cause mucus congestion in an allergic person. ...Read more

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Can bread mold cause long term illness from inhaling once ?

Can bread mold cause long term illness from inhaling once ?

No: One small inhalant exposure to bread mold should not cause any long term symptoms or illness. ...Read more

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Can inhaling the dust of cat litter cause histoplasmosis?

Can inhaling the dust of cat litter cause histoplasmosis?

Unlikely: You have not mentioned if the cat litter has been used by the cat. It is unlikely as the histoplasmosis is more in keeping with areas where you live such as the midwest or OHio River valley. If the little has been used you might think about how the litter is handled and can get toxoplasmosis. ...Read more

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How is asthma triggered by dust?

How is asthma triggered by dust?

Different Ways: Also thick particulates in the air can trigger asthma without allergies, such as a dust cloud. And see dr windisch's answer. ...Read more

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16 yr girl has rhinorrhea appear when exposed to dusty or plants rich environment what could reduce this discharge?

16 yr girl has  rhinorrhea appear when exposed to dusty or plants rich environment what could reduce this discharge?

Allergy treatment: The nose is first and foremost an air processing structure. It warms, filters and humidifies the air we breathe by making mucous. Mucous adds water to the air, warms the air and traps particles cleaning the air. Sometimes this system goes crazy and excessive mucous is secreted. Calming the nose with steroid sprays can help. If allergies are an issue antihistamines can help as well. ...Read more

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Can inhaling the dust of cat poop cause toxoplasmosis?

Can inhaling the dust of cat poop cause toxoplasmosis?

Swallow, not breathe: You need to swallow toxoplasmosis in order to get sick. So if cat poop dust gets on your hands and you forget to wash your hands, you could possibly transfer the toxoplasmosis from your hands to your mouth. You can't catch it from breathing. ...Read more

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Is inhaling mold fatal, particularly by causing cancer?

Is inhaling mold fatal, particularly by causing cancer?

Almost never: In particular, I do not believe that inhaling common mold is a serious cancer risk. If it were, we'd probably all be sick by now. The body clears these spores readily on the mucociliary elevator. Some people are allergic and this can be troublesome, but as a risk for death, don't worry yourself. ...Read more

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Could smoke inhalation from a house fire cause throat cancer?

Could smoke inhalation from a house fire cause throat cancer?

No: You're living in an ocean of carcinogens -- there's stuff in lemons and pepper that would be banned if they were artificial chemicals. Cancer is multistage process of molecular events. You'll never prove, and have little reason to believe, that a particular one-time exposure -- even if quite rough -- had anything to do with a particular cancer. ...Read more

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Does dust allergies cause sinusitis? Can sinusitis be caused by allergy to dust?

Does dust allergies cause sinusitis?         Can sinusitis be caused by allergy to dust?

Yes: Sinuses have tiny openings into the nasal cavity allowing air exchange. When the nasal cavities are "congested" either from allergies (any cause), or a prolonged cold, these openings are blocked. The oxygen in the sinuses then slowly disappear and thus allows excessive growth of bacteria and consequently may cause sinus infections. ...Read more

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Do inhaled corticosteroids increase susceptibility to fungal/bacterial resp. infections (besides candida)? Environmental mold, or healthcare exposure?

Do inhaled corticosteroids increase susceptibility to fungal/bacterial resp. infections (besides candida)? Environmental mold, or healthcare exposure?

Not usually: Usually just thrush if you have a normal immune system. Not sure what the second part of your question is asking. Here is some info about on of the inhaled corticosteroids: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/flovent-hfa-side-effects.html ...Read more

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Are new berber carpets bad for babies health/development due to volatile organic compounds, dust mites, etc?

Are new berber carpets bad for babies health/development due to volatile organic compounds, dust mites, etc?

In some cases yes...: It's wise for all of us to minimize exposure to voc's & it is wise to esp. Protect our babies. Voc's come not only from carpets but carpet pads & in many cases the glue used is the greatest source. Fortunately, low voc options for all of these exist. Carpets give off the most voc's in the first weeks after installation so minimizing exposure at that time is esp. Important.See http://bit.Ly/1c27z4f. ...Read more

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Can breathing mold spores lead to bone loss?

Can breathing mold spores lead to bone loss?

No: there is no connection to mold spores, allergens, etc. and loss of bone. Being a female, inactive, in menopause, smoker, drinker, Caucasian and poor diet are all risks factors for bone loss ...Read more

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, 70 years old, breath odor of fecesMom ?

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, 70 years old, breath odor of fecesMom ?

Bad breath: Halitosis, bad breath is caused by poor dental health, tooth decay and may be a sign of other systemic health problems. Also the type of food you eat or other factors like smoking can effect your breath. Rec.: see a dentist to determine the cause of the problem and proper treatment. ...Read more

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