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What are the affects of mold on a person with copd?

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Dr. Sunil Mehra
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Mold can make copd w

Mold can exacerbate COPD quite often.

In brief: Mold can make copd w

Mold can exacerbate COPD quite often.
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Dr. Sunil Mehra
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Dr. Daniel Rosenblum
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Avoid heavy exposure

Molds grow in damp places, can cause symptoms: nose, throat, and chest.
Some make a poison (mycotoxin), most don’t. Air exposure not severe except for people with allergies, asthma, lung diseases, and immune deficiency. Don’t swallow molds. Clean up carefully. Reliable sources 1) general: https://www.cdc.gov/mold/faqs.htm 2) hurricane: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5508a1.htm

In brief: Avoid heavy exposure

Molds grow in damp places, can cause symptoms: nose, throat, and chest.
Some make a poison (mycotoxin), most don’t. Air exposure not severe except for people with allergies, asthma, lung diseases, and immune deficiency. Don’t swallow molds. Clean up carefully. Reliable sources 1) general: https://www.cdc.gov/mold/faqs.htm 2) hurricane: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5508a1.htm
Dr. Daniel Rosenblum
Dr. Daniel Rosenblum
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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Varies

In some people, there is no effect.
In others, the mold can cause allergic and respiratory symptoms. It all depends.

In brief: Varies

In some people, there is no effect.
In others, the mold can cause allergic and respiratory symptoms. It all depends.
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
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