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Doctor insights on: Sialadenitis Lupus Caused By Toxic Mold Spores

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What about the effects of toxic black mold spores, in a home, on a baby?

What about the effects of toxic black mold spores, in a home, on a baby?

Black mold not toxic: Extensive scientific studies of black mold show that mold, black or other colors, is not toxic to humans. If you have a mold allegy, then the spores may cause allergic eye, nasal and chest symptoms. The moldy smell can also be irritating to the respiratory tract. Mold growth indicates excessive moisture at the site of growth. The mold should be properly removed and the water leak repaired. ...Read more

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Can exposure to mold accelerat lupus?

Can exposure to mold accelerat lupus?

See below: If you have lupus and are on immunosuppressive drugs you are more apt to have infection from mold. ...Read more

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Can breathing mold spores cause you to get lymphoma or other cancers?

Can breathing mold spores cause you to get lymphoma or other cancers?

Probably not: A huge amount of study has gone into both the effect of inhaling mold spores (which range from harmless to serious), and to the epidemiology of malignant lymphoma. Nobody's made a connection. One mystery is why non-hodgkin's lymphomas are becoming more common -- since mold's been with us for ages, it seems unlikely that this is the answer to the puzzle. ...Read more

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Can breathing toxic mold cause ms?

Can breathing toxic mold cause ms?

No: There is no relationship to date with mold exposure and development of ms. However, the ms drug Gilenya (fingolimod) was developed from a fungus, a close relative of mold. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if a fish tank causes mold spores to be in the air if you have a fish tank at home?

See below: As long as the fish tank is well maintened it would be highly unlikely for mold to come from the tank. ...Read more

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Could mold spores be the cause of circles under my eyes in my hotel room?

Could mold spores be the cause of circles under my eyes in my hotel room?

Yes: Yes. So can other etiologies such as lack of sleep, allergies, and many others. Using your own pillow while traveling can be helpful. ...Read more

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Can palpitations be caused by mold spores? Or allergies? I'm trying to figure it out b/c I was woken up out of my sleep with palpitations.

Can palpitations be caused by mold spores? Or allergies? I'm trying to figure it out b/c I was woken up out of my sleep with palpitations.

No: Although mold spores can produce allergens and mycotoxins, I am not aware of any evidence that they directly cause palpitation. On the other hand, if you have asthma and are exposed to molds you are allergic to, the attack may lead to cardiac palpitation. ...Read more

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Can inhalation of toxic mold cause brain swelling?

Can inhalation of toxic mold cause brain swelling?

Exceptionally rare: This would entail a systemic(as in throughout the body) spread of a fungus through an inhalation mechanism. It could happen but again would be exceptionally rare. Expect a respiratory mold exposure to cause more so respiratory, allergic or nonspecific symptoms like headache/fatigue. ...Read more

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I inhaled mold and i'm curious if mold spores can cause damage to my lungs if i inhale daily. Can immune system handle it or i will get infection ?

I inhaled mold and i'm curious if mold spores can cause damage to my lungs if i inhale daily. Can immune system handle it or i will get infection ?

Depends: Mold spores are in the air everywhere. It depends on what type of mold, how much and if you have any existing lung disorder. A normal immune system can usually handle mold spores, but allergic reactions may occur with normal immune system. If you have any respiratory symptoms, it would be prudent to see your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more