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Have ceiling covered with black mold. Will this a cause for my child's sickness?

ok my x husband has a bathroom where the ceiling is covered in black mold , it starts at the outside of roof all the way through to the inside ceiling and I am scared that this is making my child sick. I can not get in there to take pictures or test it myself. how can I tell that this is making my child sick. is there a test that the doctor can give her to see if this is making her sick or if its just a common sickness. Please help I am so scared
Thu, 28 Nov 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
HI,
Thanks for writing in.
Molds can cause respiratory infections and allergies.
If your child is having respiratory infection or recurrent allergies mold can be a cause for it.Physical examination and blood testing can find out the cause.
Hope this helps.
Regards
DrSudarshan
MD
Dermatology
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