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Toddler Ate Mold Covered Food
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
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
I just ate a chocolate covered strawberry and realized some of the other strawberries had mold on them. Ifididingestmold, what'rethechancesofgettingsick?
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
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
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 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
Can Lyme disease cause multiple chemical sensitivities, mold illness, new food allergies etc? Can autoimmune diseases cause those as well?
No: No evidence to support your concern.Get a more detailed answer ›
Would taking teeth molds or pictures for invisalign with food just eaten stuck between small spaces in teeth made invisalign treatment less effective
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
Could be.: Some kids are allergic to mold and dust. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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