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Symptoms Of Mold In Lungs
10 years exposure of toxic black mold.suffer from all kinds of symptoms. Lately really bad breathing with chestpain, blue clubbing nails. lung Cancer?
Not necessarily: you need to be evaluated and followed up by pulmonologists and allergists, given the few information you provided, unfortunately we cannot be of much help on this platform except guiding you which way to go, good luck ...Read more
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Possibly: Could be any toxin, pathogen or allergen. Mold can produce mold toxins that can also produce cogestion ...Read more
Hello I've been having all the symptoms of black mold exposure. Lately it's been getting worst. Chest pains and it's very hard to breathe. Everybody thinks I'm crazy when their is visible black mold on my walls. What should I do?
Allergic: Black mold is a known allergen. The symptoms you describe sound like asthma. This is a condition that must be treated. There are other common elements that can cause your symptoms like dust mites. You need to get the black mold and dust removed ASAP and make where you live safe for a patient with asthma. First and foremost you must get medication for your asthma and allergies today. Se MD for eval ...Read more
If you work in àn office that is loaded with black mold could it make you sick? What symptoms? Would it be throat chest irritation, flushing reaction?
Yes: In my experience, most people will be affected by the odor and some may have mucous membrane irritation (throat, chest, eye) from the volatile organic compounds. Up to 1/2 of the people exposed may develop allergic disorders such as asthma ,hay fever, or eye allergy. A few many develop pneumonia-like pictures and even permanent lung damage. In other words, mold is a really bad dude. ...Read more
Unlikely: Calcifications usually occur with chronic inflammation, with some causes more prone to doing that. One common cause for foci of calcific granulomas is histoplasmosis. Very few if any people with normal immune systems develop infections with diatomaceous fungi (black molds), and this is usually complained of as a cause of environmental contamination and the subject of lawsuits. ...Read more
Depends: The poisoning from black molds (unless in an industrial or farming occupation) is not a common problem. Even if you are exposed to the toxins, the effects usually disappear within days after the exposure. On the other hand, if you have become sensitized or allergic to the molds, the effects may linger forever. ...Read more
Cough, asthma, pain: Indoor mold is a very common yet often hidden problem. It can cause a variety of serious health problems including cough, asthma, shortness of breath & chest pain, both through allergic reactions to mold and due to inflammation caused by exposure to mold toxins. About 25% of the population has a genetic hypersensitivity to mold. See http://www.Survivingmold.Com/diagnosis for much more information. ...Read more
I have had a cough and my lungs hurt! i was staying in a friends apartment that had black mold all over. Day/night quill is not helping wht to do?
Dayquil/Nyquil R not: For allergies. U apparently r allergic to mold & smoking makes u more susceptible to lung irritation by mold. (smoking inhibits lung's ability to flush mold or other foreign material from body). Antihistamines (zyrtec/claritin/ benadryl) may help. If problem worsens, see doc. Mold spores may have entered lungs & taken up residence. ...Read more
BAL: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) is likely the best diagnostic test for such a diagnosis. Before this, however, you may benefit from chest x ray and other more simple tests. A pulmonary doctor would likely perform BAL For you ...Read more
In my shower, under the soap holder, found lots of black stuff. kinda white and little fuzzy. is it black mold or soap scum. will poison my lungs
Just scrub it down: No worries. If a person uses a shower, and sees mold or mildew, he should get some cleaning solution (made with a bit of bleach and water, or bought from the store already made) and scrub the shower stall down once a week. If for some reason the person is physically unable to scrub a shower, he can use a milder solution (also sold in stores) and just spray the mold or mildew areas twice a weekly. ...Read more
I found some mold in my closet. I have been in the room about 15 mo, and was wondering if it has permanently damaged my health.Have heart/lungs issues?
Do you have lung doc:
I would see your primary physician, who may refer you to a pulmonologist (lung doctor), allergist/immunologist (allergy doctor), and or an infectious disease specialist.
You can consider purchasing a test kit to identify the type of mold, they're usually about $20 at most hardware stores. Once the results return, they should follow-up to send a mold specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more
It can, however: exposure to mold and lung nodules may not be related. You obviously have seen a doctor to know that you have lung nodules. It would be prudent to consult a pulmonary medicine doctor. ...Read more
Recently found black mold/mildew (not sure) in my shower. lots of it on walls. is it bad to breathe this in. will ii get lung problems. ?
Potentially: If you are allergic to molds, you can get respiratory symptoms including asthma. For some people , they may develop pneumonia called hypersensitivity pneumonitis which in certain cases can cause permanent lung scarring. The most helpful step is reduction in humidity and removal of all damaged material. Be sure that the shower area is well ventilated and that there is no water leak inside the wall ...Read more
Is there a way to link my Lung Nodules to the extreme levels of Aspergillosis (and a handful of other bad molds) I was living in?
Possible but: One needs to rule out other conditions which may be associated with lung nodules (previous exposure to pathogenic fungi , sarcoid etc) and to confirm the diagnosis with lab testing etc. before one can draw any conclusion. Of course the chronology of the exposure is also every important. ...Read more
Working on garden there was a lot of mold on the soil that evening started having prssure in my chest bad pain in my lungs difficulty. Breathing?
Allergy consult: The toxic effects from "black mold" exposure are often exaggerated. A certain percentage of people exposed to it may develop asthma, hay fever, fungal sinusitis, allergic conjunctivitis etc. A pneumonia type of problem may develop at times & may lead to permanent lung damage. The treatment is moving out & not returning until the problem has been fixed. If problem continues, see an allergist. ...Read more
I have been subjected to toxic mold. I have COPD that was exasperated by it was in hospital for 8days but my lungs aren't any better. They are gettin?
Things do get worse: Every time you experience an exacerbation, regardless of the cause, your lungs experience a reduction of functions, even after treated. Unfortunately age/time is also unstoppable and all of us deteriorate with time, some faster than other. Make sure you don't have further exposure to such mold. Consult doc/pulmonologist for further evaluation/treatment--there're new treatments available. Good luck. ...Read more
Lung nodules: Long nodules should be evaluated. May be serious or not at all serious. Doctor can help person find out cause. No relation to exposure to mold. ...Read more
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