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Doctor insights on: Toxic Mold And Thyroid

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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L have been diagonised as having a non-toxic thyroid, but i see a not so noticeable slight swell in front of my neck area, how can l stop this.

L have been diagonised as having a non-toxic thyroid, but i see a not so noticeable slight swell in front of my neck area, how can l stop this.

Swelling: The slight swell that you are noticing may not even be your thyroid. There are lots of structures in the neck. Ask your doctor to describe where your thyroid is, and try not to obsess about the slight swelling. ...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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Is black (toxic) mold really as dangerous as they say?

Is black (toxic) mold really as dangerous as they say?

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, sinus infections etc. The best treatment is to move out of the place where the black mold has been found until the problem has been fixed. If problem continues, see an allergist. ...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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Black toxic mold exposure, what to do?

Black toxic mold exposure, what to do?

Debunked?: I believe the concerns about toxic mold have been debunked. We do, however, see cases of severe asthma with fungal sensitivity and fungi can contribute to chronic rhinosinusitis in various ways. If you are not symptomatic, then clean the mold and forget it. If you are having some respiratory or nasal symptoms, you may consult an Allergist for evaluation and testing. ...Read more

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I was exposed to very toxic, deadly black mold?

I was exposed to very toxic, deadly black mold?

Black mold: Depending on how much you inhaled it and if you have any lung diseases and or if you have any conditions that affect your immune system, it might cause lung related problems. However if you are healthy, you don't have any symptoms now, you would probably be fine. See a doctor and discuss about it if it still bothers you. ...Read more