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Does aspergillus penicillium affect kids?

Does aspergillus penicillium affect kids?

If allergic, yes: Aspergillus and penicillium molds (fungi) are very common and pose no threat to the healthy person. People prone to allergies can develop allergic disorders to these molds including allergic rhinitis, asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, abpa. Persons with poor immunity (immune suppressed or compromised) can be at risk for infections.

Dr. John Chiu
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Help can aspergillus penicillium affect kids negatively?

Help can aspergillus penicillium affect kids negatively?

Depends: If kids are allergic to it or if there are excessively high levels in your home than it can cause problems. If it is incidentally present in your home at levels lower than outdoors, than it is probably not worrisome. If you are really concerned see a board certified allergist.

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I have what I consider a large amount of aspergillus/penicillium in my house and I have young kids. What are the health risks if we are healthy?

I have what I consider a large amount of aspergillus/penicillium in my house and I have young kids. What are the health risks if we are healthy?

Molds: Are ubiquitous, especially aspergillus and penicillium, present indoors and outdoors. If you believe u got an overload, you may want to clean your environment and keep it dry as much as you can. As for health effects, we are all exposed, the problem develops when our immune system can't have it anymore and starts reacting, this happens even with expected loads of molds present around us, wish u wellness

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I was exposed to penicillium aspergillus (they can't distinguish between them) what are the chances I was exposed to carcinogens?

I was exposed to penicillium aspergillus (they can't distinguish between them) what are the chances I was exposed to carcinogens?

Listen friend: Please forgive my frankness. There are carcinogens everywhere. They're in your stool. They're in the natural radioactivity of your own body. It's a fact of life. These molds are ubiquitous. People who eat a lot of very moldy peanuts are at extra risk for liver cancer. You're not. And you'll spoil the quality of your own life by reading "scare" stuff and not living fully. Don't do this to yourself

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Aspergillus/Penicillium mold in home fort past 15 years. What health effects should I be concerned about & can it be treated & are any fatal?

Aspergillus/Penicillium mold in home fort past 15 years. What health effects should I be concerned about & can it be treated & are any fatal?

Many, yes, no: You may have no or many problems from this. If you're allergic to molds you'll get sinus symptoms, asthma etc. Even if not allergic if there is a lot of mold you may get toxic from mold spores causing fatigue, headaches, muscle/joint pain, poor memory/concentration etc. Most can clear mold toxins so feel better after a few days away. 1/4 can't clear toxins so need Rx. See https://tinyurl. Com/9vvdfoe

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I was exposed over a period of 9 months to aspergillus/penicillium. My lungs are fine but I'm worried about the possible carcinogenic effects. Thanks?

I was exposed over a period of 9 months to aspergillus/penicillium. My lungs are fine but I'm worried about the possible carcinogenic effects. Thanks?

Don't worry: Those molds are ubiquitous, indoors and outdoors, we are all exposed, some people develop hypersensitivity to their spores of different degrees, hence the development of allergy symptoms, or a reaction to colonization in certain individuals, which isn't your case. Aspergillus and penicillium are rather useful in some instances, in producing some antibiotics, best wishes

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I am allergic to amoxicillin. Is it safe for me to eat cheeses that contain penicillium mold?

I am allergic to amoxicillin. Is it safe for me to eat cheeses that contain penicillium mold?

Good question: Better be cautious, even if you consumed the blue cheese before, but mind you, allergy to amoxicllin, or to any drug, at times is rather a side effect not a true allergy, rash developing if you have viral illness and receive amoxicllin can be interpreted as allergic reaction, at any rate, try to avoid the blue cheese, keep an antihistaminic and an epinephrine pen handy, till you see an allergist

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Can someone describe the relationship between candida and mold exposure such as mycotoxins and aspergillus/penicillium?

Can someone describe the relationship between candida and mold exposure such as mycotoxins and aspergillus/penicillium?

None, really: Not sure to what you're referring. Exposure to mycotoxins or asp/pcn does not increase the risk of candida infection, and vice versa.

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I have bad asthma, was told by pcp that I have penicillium mold infection in lungs. How do I treat this which kind of dr should I see.?

I have bad asthma, was told by pcp that I have penicillium mold infection in lungs. How do I treat this which kind of dr should I see.?

Aspergillosis...: An antifungal agent such as itraconazole (sporanox) or voriconazole (vfend) will liely be prescribed. A specalist in either infectious diseases or a pulmonologist will be consulted in your care.

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I have been exposed to aspergillius, cladosrorium, and pennicillium mold long term. And now that I am away my smell is sensitive...Is my body healing?

I have been exposed to aspergillius, cladosrorium, and pennicillium mold long term. And now that I am away my smell is sensitive...Is my body healing?

Not sure: Mold can cause allergies in people sensitized so it would depend on your allergic sensitization. Otherwise if you are not allergic to them then it is hard to predict how being around it or away from it would affect you.

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Poly allergy syndrom?

Poly allergy syndrom?

Allergies: As a doctor, if I heard this it simply makes me think (1) you have allergies, asthma, eczema, etc.... Or (2) you have multiple allergies to pollens, medications, foods, stinging insects, etc...

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Can allergy be cured?

Can allergy be cured?

Controlled: Allergy can be controlled with avoidance of known sources of allergy (pets, pollen, etc), medication taken consistently, and perhaps allergy shots. However we are not able to "cure allergy" but these measures help restore a good quality of life.

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Symptoms of allergies?

Symptoms of allergies?

Allergy symptoms: Allergies can cause a large variety of symptoms: most common is hay fever (molds, dust, pollen) with watery runny nose, watery eyes & itching, nasal itch, sneezing, and congestion. Plant/tree/grass allergies can cause eczema, a skin rash, as can food allergies. Aerosolized allergens (pet dander, pollen, etc.) can cause asthma with chest tightness and wheezing.

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Can allergy be treated?

Can allergy be treated?

Yes: The most important treatment for allergies is identification and avoidance as possible. For environmental allergies, new generation antihistamines, nasal steroid sprays and allergy injections are current standard of care. Food allergy treatment is avoidance and Epinephrine in case of an accidental exposure. Research is being done on food oral desensitization, but not yet ready for "prime time".

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What is a popular allergy?

What is a popular allergy?

Poplar maybe?: Poplar is a tree and many people with springtime allergies have allergy to poplar tree pollen.

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