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Can leaving a pan with food in to soak cause mold to grow in the pan if left out all day?

Can leaving a pan with food in to soak cause mold to grow in the pan if left out all day?

It starts in 24-48: A general rule of thumb is that you should wash the dishes and wipe/clean the sink at least once a day if you wish to prevent mold growing on your used bowls and plates. When dishes are stacked on each other they aren't able to dry out which promotes mold growth. Rinsing dishes right after helps prevent. Keep surfaces free of organic material/food which mold requires to grow. Stay well:) ...Read more

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Can draining food over a pan which has been soaking for twelve hours be harmful to health? Can mold get onto the food from the pan?

Can draining food over a pan which has been soaking for twelve hours be harmful to health? Can mold get onto the food from the pan?

Your question is: Ambiguous. Did you drain excess fluid from the food into the pan or put food into the pan when it had dirty water in it? You shouldn't cook food in water that has been sitting in a dirty pan for 12 hours. But its okay if you washed the pan thoroughly with dish detergent and hot water before using it to prepare food. And YES, mold can grow anywhere food's been sitting around long enough. ...Read more

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The past few days certain foods taste like mold. Why is this?

The past few days certain foods taste like mold. Why is this?

Taste and sinus: There are 2 common reasons for a taste problem: 1-sinus infection or 2- allergies. You probably need to be examined by your doctor to tell the difference. The treatment is different for each like antihistamine for allergy and antibiotic for sinusitis. ...Read more

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I just ate a chocolate covered strawberry and realized some of the other strawberries had mold on them. Ifididingestmold, what'rethechancesofgettingsick?

I just ate a chocolate covered strawberry and realized some of the other strawberries had mold on them. Ifididingestmold, what'rethechancesofgettingsick?

Its "just mold": Mold generally is very unappetizing (Yecch!) but HARMLESS! After all Penicillin is a mold. (And don't wory if you are allergic to Penicillin, food molds are relatives not the real thing! Not to worry!! Chances of getting sick close to ZERO! ...Read more

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Can mold allergies make it so you can't eat certain foods?

Can mold allergies make it so you can't eat certain foods?

Possibly: Mold allergy is from allergy to the mold spores in the air and not to the mold itself. There are some foods that may have mold or are made with mold. Cheese, mushrooms, vinegar, sour cream, sour milk, buttermilk, beer and wine may all have different types of mold. Http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/542511-safe-foods-to-eat-with-a-mold-allergy/ ...Read more

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I thought molded foods could trigger respiratory problems. It's okay to eat strawberries that are surrounded by other strawberries infected with gray?

I thought molded foods could trigger respiratory problems. It's okay to eat strawberries that are surrounded by other strawberries infected with gray?

Mouldy strawberries: You are right, that some moulds can trigger asthma or breathing problems in sensitive people. Consuming mouldy foods could have consequences as well- so I do not recommend that. Sometimes there are a few mouldy strawberries among a pack- you can pick those out and eat the rest IF THERE IS NO SIGN of mould on the other ones. Otherwise, I wouldn't take the risk and just throw them all out. ...Read more

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Can a mold infection cause food allergies?

Can a mold infection cause food allergies?

No: Mold infections cannot alter your immune system so as to permit food allergy to develop. ...Read more

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I getting allergy shots one for alternaria mold. This time of year it bad I taking dryers is it in any foods if so what foods avoid for alternaria?

I getting allergy shots one for alternaria mold. This time of year it bad I taking dryers is it in any foods if so what foods avoid for alternaria?

Lots since...: Alternaria alternata is an opportunistic fungus which has been recorded causing leaf spot, rots, and blights on over 380 host species of plant. ...Read more

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Could being exposed to mold for a long time cause food allergies?

Could being exposed to mold for a long time cause food allergies?

No: There is no evidence to suggest these two are linked. Allergy to mold can cause eye, nose or asthma symptoms, but not food allergies. ...Read more

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I was recently told I am allergic to mold, yeast, milk, potato and rice. I also have colitis. What foods are safe for me to eat?

I was recently told I am allergic to mold, yeast, milk, potato and rice. I also have colitis. What foods are safe for me to eat?

It depends: … On how are you were diagnosed with these food allergies and what type of colitis you have. It would probably be a good idea for you to see a gastroenterologist, if you have not, to discuss these issues, and to determine if you truly have colitis, and if so, what type it is. Good luck. ...Read more

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Would taking teeth molds or pictures for invisalign with food just eaten stuck between small spaces in teeth made invisalign treatment less effective

Would taking teeth molds or pictures for invisalign with food just eaten stuck between small spaces in teeth made invisalign treatment less effective

It is possible: Because a technician uses it to create a highly precise 3D digital model that becomes the basis for your entire orthodontic treatment plan. Ideal patient outcomes with Invisalign aligners rely on the accuracy of your impression. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Can mold affect my unborn child?

Can mold affect my unborn child?

Curious question: Your unborn child is in a cocoon of tissues that wall off any intrusion during development. The only access to the fetus is trough the blood, filtered by the placenta. No agent, including mold, that is not traveling though your blood can get to baby. If you were to have some sort of bad allergic response to mold, it might stress baby, but I can't see where any chance exposure you have will do anything ...Read more

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Can black mold make a child very sick?

Can black mold make a child very sick?

Mold and health: Mold can cause adverse effects on any body's health. It can trigger asthma ort lung problems in people even if htey have no asthma. Get it cleaned asap. ...Read more

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Can mold around the house cause my child to develop asthma?

Can mold around the house cause my child to develop asthma?

Not develop: It can certainly aggravate someones existing asthma. Imost asthma is genetic. ...Read more

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1-2 sq. Ft of black (toxic?) and fuzzy white mold on carpeting next to 5 y.o. child bed for 1-2 months. Should we worry? Already removed after found.

1-2 sq. Ft of black (toxic?) and fuzzy white mold on carpeting next to 5 y.o. child bed for 1-2 months. Should we worry? Already removed after found.

Doubt it: Of the dozens of dark/black molds only one is considered toxic and it is fairly uncommon. Lab testing could confirm the strain. If it is gone, there is no specific reason to worry. ...Read more

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If a child is allergic to mold, could he also be allergic to penicillin-based antibiotics?

If a child is allergic to mold, could he also be allergic to penicillin-based antibiotics?

No: Good question. Being allergic to mold does not increase the risk of being allergic to penicillin based antibiotics. By extension. Penicillin allergic patients are not therefore allergic to blue cheese (which is a mold in the cheese). ...Read more

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Can my child get sick when exposed to mold and dust?

Can my child get sick when exposed to mold and dust?

Could be: It could cause problems depending on many factors. Mold load, sensitivity/allergy to molds, the intact of the immune system all play into its pathology. That means if you are allergic to that particular mold and you expose to them, you can get sick like getting a runny nose or asthma flare. In patients with aids and a weak immune system, exposure to high level of molds can cause invasive infection. ...Read more

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Is it possible that itp in a child be caused by black mold?

Unlikely,,,: Typically, itp follows a viral syndrome, and during convalescence for that process the patient developes bleeding and bruising. Exposure to black mold is unlikely to ppt itp. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best allergy med for young child with mold allergy?

Please recommend the best allergy med for young child with mold allergy?

See below: There is no specific allergy medicine against mold. In case child's allergy symptoms are not well controlled by prescribed allergy medicine along with environmental control, allergy shots against mold allergy should be considered. ...Read more

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If ur poor, ur child gets diagnosed with horse & mold allergy & ur 200y.O. House is filled with horsehair plaster, some mold, what can u do?

If ur poor, ur child gets diagnosed with horse & mold allergy & ur 200y.O. House is filled with horsehair plaster, some mold, what can u do?

Try allergy meds: Obviously, it is not possible to rid your house of all of its plaster. I would, however, do your best to remediate the mold situation as best as you can. If the mold is accessible, with proper protection, you can scrape and bleach the moldy areas to kill the mold. If your child is having daily allergy symptoms then you could try one of the otc allergy meds such as zyrtec, allegra, or claritin (loratadine). ...Read more

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What happens if a person or child was in close proximity of human excrement and fungus/mold (with no way to avoid it), what diseases would be developed?

What happens if a person or child was in close proximity of human excrement and fungus/mold (with no way to avoid it), what diseases would be developed?

Cannot say: Without knowing the source of the human excrement (ie healthy or sick individual) or the nature of the fungus, mold. The degree of closeness is also a factor as is the duration. ...Read more

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Infant and young child have been exposed to toxic black mold - it's been in our walls for months maybe years. How do I know if they're ok??

Infant and young child have been exposed to toxic black mold - it's been in our walls for months maybe years. How do I know if they're ok??

ADL: Activities of daily living. The best way to screen a kid for significant health issues is to consider their activities/eating/sleeping etc. If they act normal for their age group they likely are. There are hundreds of "dark " molds and only a few toxic ones. Individuals can have an atypical allergic reaction to any of them. Much of the lay fear of black mold is media hype. Your doc can sort it out. ...Read more

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How much for newbite guard for TMJ. Mine is lost - the doctor I know has the mold this sucks. Should I just get OTC one, I know insurance don't cover?

How much for newbite guard for TMJ. Mine is lost - the doctor I know has the mold this sucks. Should I just get OTC one, I know insurance don't cover?

OTC products: It is unfortunate that you have had a problem with your current dentist. Chances are very good he/she has discarded the models. If we kept every model of every patient we would need a warehouse! Store bought guards do not fit well and will not be comfortable. Insurance or not, prioritize your funds and find a new dentist who you like to help you with your bite problems. ...Read more

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How does black mold cause speech delay in toddlers?

How does black mold cause speech delay in toddlers?

Does it really?: Actually, I am not aware that there is any evidence that this occurs. If so please share with me the evidence. ...Read more

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Put cream on dry feet and covered with plastic. Now have light patches of black "mold" on soles of feet. How to clear it?

A simple test.: A microscopic analysis is the only sure way of confirming the black "mold" theory. It could just as easily be a chemical reaction between the ingredients in the cream, plastic and skin, especially under the specific circumstances. Stop the cream therapy and keep the feet clean. The "staining" of the skin may take some time to clear. Be cautious, further treatment could harm the skin even more. ...Read more

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I found mold growing in my CPAP hose, and my filter was literally covered in a black powdery mold. Having allergy/cold symptoms. See a DR?

Allergy to mold: It is good that you have found the source of the mold, the next step would be making the cleaning a routine. If your allergic symptoms subside after a thorough cleaning (Clorox?), then no further evaluation needed. If the problem persists, then consult an allergist to find out if you have become allergic to the mold. ...Read more

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Can mold cause sore throat in a 3 year old child?

Can mold cause sore throat in a 3 year old child?

Yes, but...: Molds can cause allergy, and sore throat can be a symptom of allergy. However, it isn't usually the only symptom of allergy you will see: if your child also has ongoing itchy, watery eyes, stuffy nose, and sneezing, those are other possible allergy symptoms. Viruses and "strep throat" are more likely causes if the sore throat has been there a short time, or is the primary or only symptom. ...Read more

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My toddler has black flecks or dots in stool sometimes. Should I worry about blood or is it probably food he ate like raisins, etc?

My toddler has black flecks or dots in stool sometimes. Should I worry about blood or is it probably food he ate like raisins, etc?

Stool flecks: Most likely it is something he ate and you are just seeing the "leftovers". If you are worried you can bring in a diaper an have your pediatrician test it. ...Read more