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What could cause hypersensitivity to smells especially mold mildew patient has had chronic sinus and ear problems history of prolonged exposure to mol?

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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine

In brief: EFR

You could have eosinophilic rhinisinusitis 1/6 people are genetically suscpetbile to having excess immune system response to mold.
Efr has been assosiated with multiple chemical sensitivities (mcs) remove yourself from the moldy envirnoment you may need antifugal therapy. See a knowledgeable md aobut this.

In brief: EFR

You could have eosinophilic rhinisinusitis 1/6 people are genetically suscpetbile to having excess immune system response to mold.
Efr has been assosiated with multiple chemical sensitivities (mcs) remove yourself from the moldy envirnoment you may need antifugal therapy. See a knowledgeable md aobut this.
Dr. Michael Rothman
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Dr. Thomas Klein
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Allergies

Allergies to mold could cause chronic sinus and ear issues.
If one is allergic to mold and is exposed to mold then symptoms of sneezing and mucus congestion could occur. Other smells may cause symptoms because other smells could act as non-specific irritants. For example, strong perfume or aromas could cause mucus congestion in an allergic person.

In brief: Allergies

Allergies to mold could cause chronic sinus and ear issues.
If one is allergic to mold and is exposed to mold then symptoms of sneezing and mucus congestion could occur. Other smells may cause symptoms because other smells could act as non-specific irritants. For example, strong perfume or aromas could cause mucus congestion in an allergic person.
Dr. Thomas Klein
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