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Doctor insights on: Penicillum Aspergillus

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Where can I find aspergillus?

Where can I find aspergillus?

Moldy areas: Aspergillus is a mold and would be found in damp areas. Indoors it may be found it wet basements, areas where a roof might have leaked, or in wet soil in potted plants. Outdoors it may be found in mulch, piles of leaves or shady areas. ...Read more

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If contract aspergillus, am I guaranteed to get sick?

If contract aspergillus, am I guaranteed to get sick?

No: Aspergillus is a common fungus and the vast majority of individuals have no reaction or infection to aspergillus. Allergies to aspergillus mold are fairly common triggering allergic rhinitis and asthma. Some individuals become sensitized and have more problems with it like those with cystic fibrosis or abpa. People with immune suppression can become infected and it can be very serious. ...Read more

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What are aspergillus fumigatus?

What are aspergillus fumigatus?

Aspergillus: A common mold that sometimes has the potential to invade humans. Most likely it causes allergic symptoms but sometimes can invade lungs and the nervous system, espeically on those with reduced immune function. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What diseases are caused by aspergillus fumigatus?

What diseases are caused by aspergillus fumigatus?

See below: There are 3 main types of diseases caused by aspergillus sp. Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, aspergilloma and invasive pulmonary aspergillosis. ...Read more

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Why do people suddenly become allergic to aspergillus?

Why do people suddenly become allergic to aspergillus?

Not really: Nobody suddenly becomes allergic to anything. Aspergillus commonly grows in damp, water-damaged homes. Several weeks or months of exposure to aspergillus is typically what induces allergy. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is aspergillus fumigatus? How does it make people sick?

Aspergilus: fumigatus is a fungus, present everywhere, indoors and outdoors, more in damp/humid areas, some people are allergic to its microscopic size spores, the allergic inflammation itself is what causes the problem either in the upper airways (nasal cavity and sinuses) or the lower airways (bronchi) , ranges from simple to severe inflammation with different symptoms, and isn't contagious ...Read more

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Why do people become allergic to aspergillus and is there any way of stopping it?

Why do people become allergic to aspergillus and is there any way of stopping it?

Aspergillus: There are many types of aspergillus. For those born to be allergic (about 20 to 30% of us) some forms of this mold are commonly found outdoors as well as indoors. If that is one the molds that you are allergic to realize that it is the second most common allergy (after dust mites). Reducing molds at home can be partially accomplished. http://www.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/factsheets/mold_reducing_. ...Read more