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Doctor insights on: What Does Mold Look Like On Shower Curtains

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What does poisonous black mold to you look like?

What does poisonous black mold to you look like?

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

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How can I differentiate between black mold and just mildew on my shower wall?

How can I differentiate between black mold and just mildew on my shower wall?

Not much different: Mildew is mold or fungus on moist surfaces. Black mold simply refers to those fungi that have dark pigment. There are literally thousands of mold. The scare over "black mold" is not scientifically proven and while it is good to clean up mold in the home, do not lose sleep over the color. ...Read more

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We have black mold in our bathroom and a handyman is going to replace the entire shower soon. Is it dangerous to use the bathroom until then?

We have black mold in our bathroom and a handyman is going to replace the entire shower soon. Is it dangerous to use the bathroom until then?

Mold: Most mold is black , but not all black mold is stachybotris, the dangerous one. If you see mold, spray bleach on ituntil it is removed. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has been staying at an apartment with black mold above the shower. He's coughed up blood, can't breathe in fully?

My boyfriend has been staying at an apartment with black mold above the shower. He's coughed up blood, can't breathe in fully?

Black shower mold: Black mold above a shower would not be the likeliest cause of his hempotysis- the medical term for coughing up blood. Many people do this when they have bronchitis. He should see a doctor and have a chest x ray. He should stop smoking, if he is a smoker. He might have asthma; he could be allergic to mold. The mold problem should be fixed, and he can be tested for problems from it. ...Read more

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Recently found black mold/mildew (not sure) in my shower. lots of it on walls. is it bad to breathe this in. will ii get lung problems. ?

Recently found black mold/mildew (not sure) in my shower. lots of it on walls. is it bad to breathe this in. will ii get lung problems. ?

Potentially: If you are allergic to molds, you can get respiratory symptoms including asthma. For some people , they may develop pneumonia called hypersensitivity pneumonitis which in certain cases can cause permanent lung scarring. The most helpful step is reduction in humidity and removal of all damaged material. Be sure that the shower area is well ventilated and that there is no water leak inside the wall ...Read more

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In my shower, under the soap holder, found lots of black stuff. kinda white and little fuzzy. is it black mold or soap scum. will poison my lungs

In my shower, under the soap holder, found lots of black stuff. kinda white and little fuzzy. is it black mold or soap scum. will poison my lungs

Just scrub it down: No worries. If a person uses a shower, and sees mold or mildew, he should get some cleaning solution (made with a bit of bleach and water, or bought from the store already made) and scrub the shower stall down once a week. If for some reason the person is physically unable to scrub a shower, he can use a milder solution (also sold in stores) and just spray the mold or mildew areas twice a weekly. ...Read more

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Sprayed a remover on mold under my sink.Ricocheted into my face.No mask. Showered and irrigated nose w saline.Mild headache & sinusitis 1 day later?

Sprayed a remover on mold under my sink.Ricocheted into my face.No mask. Showered and irrigated nose w saline.Mild headache & sinusitis 1 day later?

Mold remover exposur: Most of those products contain a bleach like chemical. You likely got an unintentional dose that has caused a chemical sinusitis/rhinitis causing your symptoms. It may take a day or so for you to be back to normal. You did the correct treatment. Good luck ...Read more