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What Can Kill Black Mold
Thieves Oils: Theives oil will kill all molds; but nothing will work well until the moisture problem is cleared up. This is a proprietary blend of essential oils of clove, rosemary, cinnamon, eucalyptus and lemon. Several studies have shown effectiveness in killing mold spores. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Molds consist of airborn spores and spreading forms (hyphae) growing on surfaces. Several species are black including stachybotrys and aspergillus. Black mold ingestion has been associated with a toxic syndrome with brain and blood disorders. Most patients do not ingest black mold so the correlation with their ...Read more
I say "No": Lawyers and "pop" health advocates claim that various molds in the home produce substances that cause grave illness. I remain skeptical after having followed the claims for about 15 years. Since it's hard to eliminate mold from hard-to-get-to places in the home, people seeking explanations for vague . mysterious symptoms will decide mold is the cause, go online & tell others. ...Read more
Black Mold: Very hard to tell what type of mold it is by just looking at it. There are lots of different molds out there that can have a dark or black color. The best way to identify is to have experts take samples to determine what mold you are dealing with. ...Read more
Mold allergy: Some people have significant mold allergy, and for them, living in an environment that contains black mold can cause health problems, such as asthma and other allergic reactions. Fortunately, most people are not sensitive to mold do not experience harmful health effects when exposed to mold. ...Read more
Black mold: If flu is going around where you leve it is probably the flu. Black mold illness is rare and some forms of black mold are not harmful to humans. Allergic type symptoms may occur from balck mold, especially if you try to clean it up yourself as the spores are large and don't float in the air long. ...Read more
Forgadaboutit: Avoidance is the only answer , there is no known effective de-tox program and a seriously toxic reaction to molds usually happens after extremely high exposure usually in an occupational environment and rarely if ever in the home environment. ...Read more
Molds: Molds like Aspergillus thrive when there are * water *stagnant air * nutrient (especially wood fiber). Damaged dry wall, carpeting, and particle board etc must be removed. Keep house well ventilated and wipe off pooled water. Clorox may kill the molds but without the preventive measures, they will come back. ...Read more
Not likely: There is a lot of fear about black mold lately. Much of it is exagerated. The best way I can help is to refer to you this reliable resource. http://www.cdc.gov/mold/stachy.htm If you have respiratory symptoms around mold you may be allergic to it. An allergy evaluation can help. ...Read more
Leave the area: First step in treating toxic mold exposure is to leave the affected environment if possible. Then you need to detox from the mycotoxins that make you toxic. If you would like more information please schedule a consult. ...Read more
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
Black Mold Risks:
Stachybotrys chartarum species of mold is called black mold.
Some people are sensitive to molds.
Symptoms of black mold exposure:
• Chronic coughing and sneezing
• Irritation to the eyes, mucus membranes of the nose and throat
• Chronic fatigue
• Persistent headaches
In particularly severe cases of prolonged exposure, black mold health effects can be more dangerous. ...Read more
Rare but possible: It can be any type of mold you are allergic to. On the other hand, I have only seen one single case of anaphylaxis from mold exposure in several decades of practice. That involved a mold-allergic patient who was spreading steer manure as a fertilizer. When we cultured the fertilizer she used , huge amount of mold growth was found. And that's no bull. ...Read more
Forgive my honesty: Clean your living space of any mold, and especially, stop reading about "candida overgrowth" on subscientific websites. If you're persuaded you've been injured by "black mold" or whatever the menace-of-the-day is, or that you need to be treated for "systemic candida" that mainstream medicine can't detect, you'll be a lifetime target for crooks and will never feel well again. Be discerning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Black Mold: Very hard to tell what type of mold it is by just looking at it. There are lots of different molds out there that can have a dark or black color. The best way to identify is to have experts take samples to determine what mold you are dealing with. Exposure to small amounts of mold in your house will not kill you but if you have an indoor mold allergy, it can contribute to worsening rhinitis/asthma ...Read more
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