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What are the possible repercussions of exposure to some mold in squirt gun?

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Posted on Wed, 27 Jul 2016
Question: Yesterday I put my 2 grandsons in the bath tub with squirt guns. The squirt guns had been sitting in the garage and I thought they were empty. The boys, age 2 and 6 were squirting each other when I saw some dark flecks in the bath water. I now realize there was probably some mold in one of the squirt guns. They were washing in the water. Later, I thought about it and bathed them again in the other bathtub. Would this sort of exposure cause illness? Should I concern their mother about this?
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Answered by Dr. Eric Goldstein (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Squirt Gun

Detailed Answer:
Hello. I just read through your question.
It is highly unlikely that anything adverse has happened to them, especially since they were bathed again and they have remained well. It is not something I would worry about, nor would I feel and obligation to report it to their mother.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Eric Goldstein (5 minutes later)
How soon would symptoms appear? I got panicked because he is a little croupy today, but the cough and congestion started about 3 days ago. What sort of symptoms should I watch for?


How soon would symptoms appear? What should I watch for? I got panicked because today he is a little croupy. The cough and congestion started about 3 days ago, well before this happened.
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Answered by Dr. Eric Goldstein (11 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Typically, if any symptoms appear at all, they will appear within the first 24-48 hours. I agree, this is unrelated to croup.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What are the possible repercussions of exposure to some mold in squirt gun?

Brief Answer: Squirt Gun Detailed Answer: Hello. I just read through your question. It is highly unlikely that anything adverse has happened to them, especially since they were bathed again and they have remained well. It is not something I would worry about, nor would I feel and obligation to report it to their mother.