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What To Do If Exposed To Black Mold
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
Always exposed: Fungal spores (mold) are normally found in the air outside and inside houses. In humid areas, such as Dallas, fungal spores can range into more than 10,000 per cubic meter. In arid areas, such as the southwest deserts, they usually do not exceed 2000. Problems arise when people are allergic to mold or have water damage in the house leading to extreme increases of mold inside. www.aaaai.org ...Read more
Mold clean up: While most people don't have severe ill effects from mold, it is always best to clean it up. This includes finding the water source that contributed--leaky pipe, roof, poor ventilation, flood, etc. If drywall is affected, it should be replaced. A good ethical contractor can make sure it is done right. Fixing the reason for the mold issue is the most important, so it does not continue. ...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
Grey...: ...Is a mixture of white and dark hair. Someone who never had any dark hairs to begin with, won't ever look grey. ...Read more
Clarify: Short answer: none. You can hire a service to check your environment for types of mold, but wont measure level of toxins. You yourself can get tested for allergies to mold spores . Bottom line, eradication of mold source is best. See Dr. Settipane locally in Providence, know them 25 yrs.as allerst, can help. ...Read more
Docs, wanted to know if I can get tested to find out if I inhaled enough asbestos that might lead to mesothelioma?
How do you remove mold spores from your skin ? In normal blood test what if any antibody would be high or low to tell maybe that you have been exposed
Depends: The finding of an antibody to mold per se does not a disease make. There are also different types of antibodies to molds with different disease implications. For allergic diseases, IgE antibody is what one looks for. For others, IgG may be more meaningful. However either may simply indicate exposure in the absence of any illness. ...Read more
Graying / whitening: of hair is related to genetic predisposition. Age of initial graying is largely a matter of genetics. However stressors: nutritional deficiencies, chemotherapy, traumatic head injuries, low vitamin B levels, zinc deficiency, severe illness, surgery & marked emotional stress may impact earlier depigmentation in people who are already predisposed to gray hair. To reduce risks of early graying / ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mold exposure: It would be hard to tell. We have been living in the environment with lots of aero allergens and pathogens and not all of us responds to the exposure the same way. It also depends on the exposure load too. You might not have any problems. You might get sensitized or allergies to the molds, or get an invasive lung infection. If you already have environmental allergies, you should avoid it. ...Read more
Grass allergy: An allergist can skin test you to find out. Find an allergist in your local area at aaaai.Org or acaai.Org. ...Read more
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