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    Can prolonged exposure to black molds cause breathing problems?

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Posted on Thu, 2 Jun 2016 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: Breathing Black Mold for several hours, will it stay in your lungs and make it difficult to breath for several months? Thank you
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
This depends on several factors.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Single exposure of black molds is not that harmful.
But there are many other factors which play important role in this.
Factors like
1. Intensity of exposure
2. Exact duration of exposure
3. Area was closed or not
4. Ventilation was there in room or not
5. Smoker or not
6. Other lung diseases or not.
So please let me know above mentioned things first, so that I can guide you better.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 4 hours later
The house was all closed up and it was condemed for MOLD. I started work on it with no protection. I had it all over me. I was in it 8 hours a day for about 3 or 4 weeks. Then I started feeling bad.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 18 minutes later
Brief Answer:
What are your symptoms?

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
So you are having exposure for sure.
But I want to know your symptoms so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further.
Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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