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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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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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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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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

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The past few days certain foods taste like mold. Why is this?

The past few days certain foods taste like mold. Why is this?

Taste and sinus: There are 2 common reasons for a taste problem: 1-sinus infection or 2- allergies. You probably need to be examined by your doctor to tell the difference. The treatment is different for each like antihistamine for allergy and antibiotic for sinusitis. ...Read more

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What is a cough from mold like?

What is a cough from mold like?

Cough: There is no specific cough type from exposure to mold. Patients can have coughs of varying degrees of intensity, and duration, if they are exposed to mold. Mold exposure can also worsen symptoms in people with asthma or other respiratory problems. A physical exam from a doctor would be needed to help determine reason for cough. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could mold my body like a greek god?

First...: Since all we know of Greek gods are statues, I'd recommend starting with a little modeling clay, then practice, practice, practice until you are really good before trying to carve your body out of actual stone. Good luck, and please post a picture when you're done! ...Read more

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I have mold in my vagina. It is like scratched and is so irritated. What can I do?

I have mold in my vagina. It is like scratched and is so irritated. What can I do?

Sounds like yeast: This sounds like a classic care of a vaginal yeast infection. There are many over the counter vaginal yeast medications that you can try. If this does not solve the problem then i would schedule a visit for testing. ...Read more

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Is mold often harmful?

Is mold often harmful?

Rarely harmful: Most people exposed to mold are either unaffected or annoyed (runny nose, irritated eyes, cough, nausea, headache). The worse the exposure, the more annoying it is. People with lung disease or poor immunity can get very sick. ...Read more

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Can mold make my kid sick?

Can mold make my kid sick?

Yes: If you child is allergic to mold, it can make him/her sick with respiratory symptoms of congestion, cough and sometimes wheezing. There are also some types of molds (such as black mold) that can make anyone ill. Those types of molds may require special remediation by a specialized company to safely remove the mold. You should discuss your concerns further with the pediatrician. ...Read more

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How does mold affect people?

How does mold affect people?

HazardInLargeNumbers: Molds and mold spores are common in every household.It is when these are present in large numbers, they can present a health hazard to humans. It can cause allergic symptoms and respiratory problems there are many different molds and the worst ones are the toxic black molds. Some molds with toxic properties have been useful to us, example is penicillin, and in low doses may be used to fight infect ...Read more

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How to deal with a mold problem?

If there is a mold: problem that is beyond your capabilities would call professional that deal with mold removal. ...Read more

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What generally causes pink mold?

What generally causes pink mold?

Not a mold: Pink "mold" is probably a bacteria, Serratia Marcesans. The Washington Post article may help. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/why-did-my-grout-turn-pink/2017/03/31/0bb5e8c8-0fea-11e7-9b0d-d27c98455440_story.html?utm_term=.2e479890b1f1 ...Read more

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