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Can mold around the house cause my child to develop asthma?

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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not develop

It can certainly aggravate someones existing asthma.
Imost asthma is genetic.

In brief: Not develop

It can certainly aggravate someones existing asthma.
Imost asthma is genetic.
Dr. Barry Bergman
Dr. Barry Bergman
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unclear

It is unclear if the presence of mold leads to asthma, but the right (or wrong, depending on your point of view) mold may lead to an asthma mimic - allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (abpa).

In brief: Unclear

It is unclear if the presence of mold leads to asthma, but the right (or wrong, depending on your point of view) mold may lead to an asthma mimic - allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (abpa).
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It may trigger event

Mold by itself does not cause asthma.
It may provide the irritant or allergic trigger to starting an asthma attack, but the underlying asthma condition was existed before exposure. Asthma has many minor forms and some major. The worst cases seem evident in childhood but some adults have a "cough only" varient they may never attribute to asthma.

In brief: It may trigger event

Mold by itself does not cause asthma.
It may provide the irritant or allergic trigger to starting an asthma attack, but the underlying asthma condition was existed before exposure. Asthma has many minor forms and some major. The worst cases seem evident in childhood but some adults have a "cough only" varient they may never attribute to asthma.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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