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WHAT IS THE BEST ANTI FUNGAL FOR BLACK MOLD RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS, ARE MEVACOR and Lamisil (terbinafine) good ?

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Dr. Nabeel Farooqui
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Black mold myths

Most information you come across surrounding black mold are myths.
Toxic black mold syndrome isn't a true medical diagnosis. Common health problems that are caused by molds are allergies and asthma. But fungus can also cause skin infections, like athletes foot or nail infections. If respiratory symptoms are your main problem, you should see your doctor for further testing first.

In brief: Black mold myths

Most information you come across surrounding black mold are myths.
Toxic black mold syndrome isn't a true medical diagnosis. Common health problems that are caused by molds are allergies and asthma. But fungus can also cause skin infections, like athletes foot or nail infections. If respiratory symptoms are your main problem, you should see your doctor for further testing first.
Dr. Nabeel Farooqui
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Dr. Rachel Chastanet
Mevacor is a cholesterol medicine. Lamisil is not adequate treatment for a true fungal pneumonia (rare, and patient would be very ill and hospitalized). As Dr. Farooqui said, the respiratory symptoms are probably allergic, and best treated with medications which treat asthma and allergies. I agree that testing is the first step and that there are many urban legends and myths about molds/fungi.
Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Depends

Most mold exposure issues are related to allergic responses and some from irritant responses.
If you have developed asthma, you will need to be treated with the regular asthma control drugs and perhaps allergy shots. The most important step is avoidance. The use of antifungal drug such as Itraconazole has been reported to be helpful in some publications for those who have mold allergy.

In brief: Depends

Most mold exposure issues are related to allergic responses and some from irritant responses.
If you have developed asthma, you will need to be treated with the regular asthma control drugs and perhaps allergy shots. The most important step is avoidance. The use of antifungal drug such as Itraconazole has been reported to be helpful in some publications for those who have mold allergy.
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