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Suggest treatment for chest congestion after exposure to black mold

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Dr. Dholariya Sagar Jayantilal

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2009

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Posted on Wed, 21 Sep 2016 in Liver and Gall Bladder
Question: i think I've been exposed to black mold. i always have congestion in my lungs. i heard that some kind of infusion with garlic and water would help this go away. what do you think?
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Answered by Dr. Dholariya Sagar Jayantilal 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Infusion of garlic and water would not help

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear XXXX
Understand your concern

Your congestion may be due to mold exposure or COPD.
I would suggest proper medical assessment for current problem:
Chest x-ray, Blood test for mold allergen: Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay and radioallergosorbent test.


Infusion of garlic and water would not help.
I would suggest following advice for mold exposure:
Avoid exposure to mold, cold and polluted enviornment.
Take Antihistamine/anti-allergic drug and steroid group of drug.

Hope I answered your question
Best regards
Dr. Sagar

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