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1-2 sq. Ft of black (toxic?) and fuzzy white mold on carpeting next to 5 y.o. child bed for 1-2 months. Should we worry? Already removed after found.

1-2 sq. Ft of black (toxic?) and fuzzy white mold on carpeting next to 5 y.o. child bed for 1-2 months. Should we worry? Already removed after found.

Doubt it: Of the dozens of dark/black molds only one is considered toxic and it is fairly uncommon. Lab testing could confirm the strain. If it is gone, there is no specific reason to worry. ...Read more

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Why do some people smoke datura stramonium turned black and has white mold on it, is it still good to smoke?

Why do some people smoke datura stramonium turned black and has white mold on it, is it still good to smoke?

NO!!: Datura stramonium (jimson weed) contains belladonna alkaloids and is very poisonous - especially the seeds (which are what people like to use for hallucinogenic effect.) ingestion of jimson weed can cause acute anticholinergic poisoning and death. Effects include dilated pupils, dry mouth, dry skin, extreme thirst, dry mucous membranes, tachycardia, blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, & coma. ...Read more

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I have a white mold in my vagina. I'm using gyno-pevaryl but I don't feel any change. I want to scratch it all the time. What shoul I do?

I have a white mold in my vagina. I'm using gyno-pevaryl but I don't feel any change. I want to scratch it all the time. What shoul I do?

Yeast Infection?: It sounds like you may have a yeast infection. The best thing to do is to see a doctor and confirm this is what it is or try taking a medication for vaginal yeast infections. Best wishes! ...Read more

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My car is still damp and smells like mildew. I have white mold spots on one side. I didn't know and breathed it in after letting the car sit am I ok?

My car is still damp and smells like mildew. I have white mold spots on one side. I didn't know and breathed it in after letting the car sit am I ok?

Ok: If breathing problem or spots don't go away get checked by pulmonologist or dermatologist, get car aired out and bleached. Let car sit in sun with windows down after cleaning thoroughly ...Read more

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What to do if I have a white tongue and white mold-like stuff is appearing on the roof of my mouth?

What to do if I have a white tongue and white mold-like stuff is appearing on the roof of my mouth?

Possibly Thrush: There are various causes of coating of the tongue and other oral surfaces. It could be from medications, food eaten, allergies, etc. However, it could be an oral yeast infection. You should make an appointment with your dentist or dermatologist to examine the area and determine the cause and treatment. ...Read more

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I'm a farmer was exposed what looks like white mold dust on hay while feeding my goats and I breathed it, I'm 11 weeks pregnant, is my baby ok?

I'm a farmer was exposed what looks like white mold dust on hay while feeding my goats and I breathed it, I'm 11 weeks pregnant, is my baby ok?

Yes: If you did not have symptoms, your baby is okay. Even if you had symptoms, but did not result in hospitalization, the baby is okay.
Wish you good health and a healthy baby. ...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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I accidentally ate 5 slices of turkey with some white patches of mold on them. Is this going to harm me?

I accidentally ate 5 slices of turkey with some white patches of mold on them. Is this going to harm me?

Possibly: One should always examine food they are eating and if there is ever a question as to the integrity of the food, do not eat it! Molds may not be that dangerous but this indicates that a bacterial overgrowth (spoilage) may have occured and one could contract food poisoning. Vomiting, diarrhea, fever and other symptoms may occur if food poisoning. See pcp, go to er or seek help if sick. ...Read more

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I accidentally drank out of a water bottle with a bunch of white and grey mold in it. Will I get sick? Should I be concerned?

I accidentally drank out of a water bottle with a bunch of white and grey mold in it. Will I get sick? Should I be concerned?

Relax: Non-human animals never drink "clean" water and do fine. Think about this, and be thankful for good health. Only a few fungi can make you sick and these aren't the ones in dirty kitchenware. ...Read more

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I accidentally ate some banana nut bread with mold on it. It was white patches of mold. Can this be toxic/harm? If so what do the toxins do to you?

I accidentally ate some banana nut bread with mold on it. It was white patches of mold. Can this be toxic/harm? If so what do the toxins do to you?

Maybe (not). . .: Only time will tell if it's toxic or harmful. Most common symptoms of food poisoning are nausea, vomiting & diarrhea. ...Read more

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I smoked a little bit of weed out of a moldy bong. We didn't realize it was moldy until after we took a hit. The mold was white. Will I be okay?

I smoked a little bit of weed out of a moldy bong. We didn't realize it was moldy until after we took a hit. The mold was white. Will I be okay?

Probably: Not all people exposed to mold gets sick but if you do, you will soon find out. The most common response is allergic leading to asthma, hay fever, eye itching etc. With just a single exposure, it is unlikely that you have suffered any damaged from it. ...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?

How to deal with a mold problem?

Reality-based: Keeping one's home hygienic is outside the real of medicine; professionals should be available in any community. The "black mold" scare is over twenty years old with most scientists remaining unconvinced that there's a real danger despite the success of some lawyers (one celebrity got seven million dollars over the death of a pet). ...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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How does mold actually reproduce?

How does mold actually reproduce?

Spores: By definition, mold is an asexual fungus. As a result, it reproduces by way of spores. This is the part you actually see on bread, cheese, sheet rock, etc, the reproductive structures shedding the spores. ...Read more

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How should I clean mold from walls?

How should I clean mold from walls?

Several steps: [1] protect yourself: mask n95, goggles, gloves, clothing. [2] prevention: what's causing the mold? Where's the moisture coming from? [3] removing the mold: what kind of wall? Different wall types like wallpaper, plaster, wood need different removal than hard surfaces like hard plastic, glass, metal. [4] disinfect. More info found here: http://www. Ag.Ndsu. Edu/pubs/yf/home/ae1202w.Htm. ...Read more

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What typically causes mold to grow?

What typically causes mold to grow?

Moisture: Molds grow in a moist, dark environment. To clear it up you have to remove the moisture. ...Read more

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What to do if I ate mold by accident?

What to do if I ate mold by accident?

Depending: On type and amount of mold - you may or may not feel ill after this. ...Read more

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How to tell if mold is making me sick?

How to tell if mold is making me sick?

Blood tests: I would see an allergist and get some blood tests done. Sometimes a tape test can be done to see what kind of mold you have found and a doctor can do tests to see if a mold could be making you sick. ...Read more

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Have you stopped measuring mold counts?

Have you stopped measuring mold counts?

Local news: The local allergy centers provide our local news bureaus with pollen & mold counts 5 days a week. These are broadcast locally on weekday evening. Your local may differ. ...Read more

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Is it possible that mold makes someone ill?

Is it possible that mold makes someone ill?

Could be: It could cause problems depending on many factors. Mold load, sensitivity/allergy to molds, the intact of the immune system all play into its pathology. That means if you are allergic to that particular mold and you expose to them, you can get sick like getting a runny nose or asthma flare. In patients with aids and a weak immune system, exposure to high level of molds can cause invasive infection. ...Read more