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Which type of pains can household mold give someone after long term inhalation?

Which type of pains can household mold give someone after long term inhalation?

Mold allergy: Mold can trigger allergic reactions or cause non-specific irritation however the symptoms are ususually respiratory (lung or nasal) irritation or eye irritation, not "pains". ...Read more

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I inhaled black mold. What do I do?

I inhaled black mold. What do I do?

Depends on Exposure: Transient exposure to a small amount of mold is likely not significant. Symptoms usually only occur with very high levels of exposure like in an occupational setting. "Silo-unloader's disease" or "grain fever syndrome" has been described in workers exposed to large quantities of fungal material while cleaning silos but illness is typically self limited and workers recover without lung impairment. ...Read more

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What can happen to you if you inhale a small quantity of mold or mildew?

What can happen to you if you inhale a small quantity of mold or mildew?

Most likely nothing: Mold spores are naturally occurring in our environment, both indoors and outdoors. We likely inhale mold spores frequently with no problems. Inhaling mold spores would only become a problem if there is a high amount, and you had a chronic condition like asthma or severe allergies to molds, then inhaling spores could cause an increase in asthma symptoms like difficulty breathing, cough, wheeze, etc ...Read more

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What happens when you inhale mold? Didn't know I was riding in a car for 3 wk 2 hr day w it. Caus bronchit. Took azithro n ammoxi. N inhlr will I b ok

What happens when you inhale mold? Didn't know I was riding in a car for 3 wk 2 hr day w it. Caus bronchit. Took azithro n ammoxi. N inhlr will I b ok

Mold: Most healthy patients will experience no symptoms at all when inhaling mold, others may develop a slight cough. Patients with weakened immune systems are at risk for developing fungal infections of the lung which may manifest as fever or trouble breathing. ...Read more

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What are the potential dangers of mold from sugar from orange and water if inhaled? neurotoxins?

What are the potential dangers of mold from sugar from orange and water if inhaled?  neurotoxins?

IN MY OPINION: NONE! The "neurotoxicity" of common molds is absolute NONSENSE! Furthermore the molds affecting normal foodstuffs are NOT AIRBORN! Furthermore the evidence for neurotoxic molds OF ANY KIND is DOUBTFUL ALLERGY YES NEUROTOXIC NONSENSE Again MY OPINION ONLY! Doctor Z ...Read more

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Can bread mold cause long term illness from inhaling once ?

Can bread mold cause long term illness from inhaling once ?

No: One small inhalant exposure to bread mold should not cause any long term symptoms or illness. ...Read more

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How long after inhaling mold (that grows in damp basement walls), do you start feeling the symptoms?

How long after inhaling mold (that grows in damp basement walls), do you start feeling the symptoms?

No guarantee: There is no guarantee that one would get sick from such an exposure. There is a lot at play here, including the strength of your immune system. One cannot predict infection or illness. ...Read more

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What are the health hazards of inhaling mold? I always wear a mask at work when a house i work in is moldy, i was just curious of the risk factors.

What are the health hazards of inhaling mold? I always wear a mask at work when a house i work in is moldy, i was just curious of the risk factors.

It depends: on the frequency, duration, volume of mold and your medical conditions. Mold is very common and inhaling it for a few minutes is not harmful. However, exposure for months to years can be harmful. There are tests in the blood to see if it is affecting you. A chest xray is a basic test for diagnosis. Having diabtets or other immune disorders can aggravate it. Please consult your primary doctor ...Read more

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Last year i started to have chest pain , it can be a stabbing pain or a heavy, squeezing pain.It may be because i inhaled mold. What is wrong with me?

Last  year i started to have chest pain , it can be a stabbing pain or a heavy, squeezing pain.It may be because i inhaled mold. What is wrong with me?

Cardiopulmonary.: Your symptoms merit a careful cardiopulmonary evaluation, including a detailed history, physical exam, electrocardiogram , chest x-rays and possible pulmonary function testing and special cardiac tests. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Is inhaling mold fatal, particularly by causing cancer?

Is inhaling mold fatal, particularly by causing cancer?

Almost never: In particular, I do not believe that inhaling common mold is a serious cancer risk. If it were, we'd probably all be sick by now. The body clears these spores readily on the mucociliary elevator. Some people are allergic and this can be troublesome, but as a risk for death, don't worry yourself. ...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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If you inhaled mold, would it show up on a chest x-ray? What test could detect this?

If you inhaled mold, would it show up on a chest x-ray? What test could detect this?

Maybe: Technically, a chest x-ray would not detect small amounts of inhaled mold. There are, however, many lung conditions that can develop from prolonged exposure to different types of mold, and a chest x-ray may detect the changes in the lungs that occur with these conditions. A high resolution chest ct scan would be even better for detecting much earlier changes of these conditions. ...Read more

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Just found out I have serious mold and have been inhaling it for 3 months. My tongue is yellow could this be from me breathing in the mold?

Just found out I have serious mold and have been inhaling it for 3 months. My tongue is yellow could this be from me breathing in the mold?

No: Yellow tongue is more likely related to dehydration, food stuff or in some cases smoking. Mold can cause health problems, but not all mold is the same and people have varying sensitivity. A good step is to evaluate the home for structural causes for mold growth and remove the problem (and the mold). ...Read more

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Can you get sick from inhaling white mold from Orange juice and dish soap in hookah pipe for six months? Idk how long the mold was there for. But quit

Can you get sick from inhaling white mold from Orange juice and dish soap in hookah pipe for six months?
Idk how long the mold was there for. But quit

Mold: If it is 6 months and to date have not developed sinus or pulmonary ills like sinusitis, cough, shortness of breath , pneumonia, the probability of having been infected is low. There are many unknowns-what was the white stuff ?, if absolutely worried CXR. CT sinuses would tell you if lurking infection. Wash all equipment before and after use with hibiclens. let dry f/u w/ doc ...Read more

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Do inhaled corticosteroids increase susceptibility to fungal/bacterial resp. infections (besides candida)? Environmental mold, or healthcare exposure?

Do inhaled corticosteroids increase susceptibility to fungal/bacterial resp. infections (besides candida)? Environmental mold, or healthcare exposure?

Not usually: Usually just thrush if you have a normal immune system. Not sure what the second part of your question is asking. Here is some info about on of the inhaled corticosteroids: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/flovent-hfa-side-effects.html ...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

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Accidently inhaled several deep breaths of isopropyl alcohol when getting orthodontic retainer mold. Have i killed brain cells? What damage was done?

Accidently inhaled several deep breaths of isopropyl alcohol when getting orthodontic retainer mold. Have i killed brain cells? What damage was done?

No damage: First of all a few breaths of isopropyl alcohol once inn your life is not going to do any damage. Second, orthodontists do not use alcohol-based impression materials. They're made of other chemical compounds, so i doubt it was alcohol that you inhaled. Glad your braces are off--wear your retainers as directed. ...Read more

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Have serious sensitivity to my own business, buying coins which carry common molds. My abdomen swells painfully on inhaling and can't breathe or work ?

Have serious sensitivity to my own business, buying coins which carry common molds. My abdomen swells painfully on inhaling and can't breathe or work ?

Get treated: An allergy evaluation can verify that this is in fact a mold allergy, and can determine whether your breathing symptoms represent asthma. Both are readily treatable, but you have to be sure of the diagnosis first. ...Read more

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