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how long do the effects of prolonged exposure to black mold

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how long do the effects of prolonged exposure to black mold in sleeping quarters last?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DR MED MD replied 4 years ago.
Have you done anything to remove mold from your sleeping quarters?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
moved and washed all bedding and furniture, even bleach/ water on furniture
Expert:  DR MED MD replied 4 years ago.
Do you have any symptoms?

Any illness?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
moved 6 months ago. headaches sometimes, stoach aches sometimes, memory loss while living in conditions among other things such as headaches, sinus problems, tiredness, lethargy, even moments of extreme anger out of proportion with the circumstances, extreme anxiousness
Expert:  DR MED MD replied 4 years ago.
Have you taken any treatment or visited a doctor?

Any investigations done?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
did not see doctor. managers of apt building cut out the part of the wall that was black. we moved to another apt in the complex. they checked for moisture before we moved in. they said it was mold free. no signs of mold in apt. talked to the cdc and was told once we got away from the exposure of mold the symptoms would probably dissapate.
Expert:  DR MED MD replied 4 years ago.

Thanks for all the information.

Mold exposure causes variety of symptoms ranging from mild (such as runny nose, coughing, sneezing) to severe ( such as headache, sinusitis, and asthma).

These symptoms and illness due to mold depend on the amount of exposure,the type of mold.

These symptoms usually subsides within few days to wks after cessation of mild exposure.

Some time you might require allergically medication for relief.

If symptoms are persisting please consult your doctor.

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