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How one can know when he/she is sick from household mold?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Respiratory symptoms

Mold allergy triggers asthma and nasal symptoms in susceptible persons.
Of course, many inhaled allergens trigger such symptoms. Suspect mold if there's a moisture problem in your home. Look for wet carpeting, water stains on ceilings & walls, condensation on or around windows, discoloration of shower curtain, tiles & grout & leaks around sinks & hot water heaters. See a board-certified allergist.

In brief: Respiratory symptoms

Mold allergy triggers asthma and nasal symptoms in susceptible persons.
Of course, many inhaled allergens trigger such symptoms. Suspect mold if there's a moisture problem in your home. Look for wet carpeting, water stains on ceilings & walls, condensation on or around windows, discoloration of shower curtain, tiles & grout & leaks around sinks & hot water heaters. See a board-certified allergist.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
I agree with Dr. Machtinger. Also, rarely, inhalation of an indoor mold can lead to hypersensitivty pneumonitis--an unusual type of lung inflammation that can mimic pneumonia with fever, cough, etc.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Mold allergy

I would see an allergist for testing since it might not necessarily be the mold causing your symptoms.

In brief: Mold allergy

I would see an allergist for testing since it might not necessarily be the mold causing your symptoms.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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