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I have gotten exposed to mold at work have all the symptoms

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I have gotten exposed to mold at work have all the symptoms of mold sickness office was tested and the room I worked in has been closed off from rest of building the report of tests will not be back until 6/28/13 I have been working in this moldy office for 5 years but this yr with the rain the last couple of weeks has gottten much worse smelled so bad they moved me to another desk last week I am sick now and out of work 2 days family Dr does not know what to do? help

Mysticdoc :

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Mysticdoc :

Hi there,


I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to help you with your concerns.

Mysticdoc :

Sorry to hear that.

Mysticdoc :

chest xray will not be helpful to diagnose mold allergy.

Mysticdoc :

You need to get mold allergy skin testing.

Mysticdoc :

For this, you should see an allergy specialist.

Mysticdoc :

The symptoms can be treated with steroid inhaler like Fluticasone.

Mysticdoc :

Oral antihistamine like loratadine can be added daily.

Mysticdoc :

and oral prednisone course also is favored initially to minimize the allergic reaction.

Mysticdoc :

Most importantly, you need to change office to avoid any further mold exposure.

Mysticdoc :

You may develop asthma and chronic lung disease if not addressed properly.

Mysticdoc :

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Customer:

could local hospital er test foe mold sickness or an allergist?

Mysticdoc :

allergies is better.

Mysticdoc :

ER will not do it.

Mysticdoc :

they will refer you to the allergist

Customer:

thank you

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