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I was exposed to black mold. I have removed the mold but my

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I was exposed to black mold. I have removed the mold but my symptoms haven't completely gone away. I live in California and many of my friends that suffer from allergies are having problems because of the drought. I have read that once exposed to black mold, it takes months to recover and you also become very sensitive to the environment. Aspirin completely makes the symptoms go away. I have a slight tightening of my chest and if I work out I have a slight shorting of breath if I don't take the aspirin. I don't think taking stronger medicines will help or are needed. How long will I have these symptoms?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

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This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

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Some people are very sensitive to black mold than others.

Usually the symptoms should subside within 6 months or so if no further exposure expected.

Chest tightness and shortness of breath can be addressed effectively with a prescription oral inhaler.

Fluticasone ( Flovent) 110 mcg can be used twice daily for a month or so.

That will help with faster recovery.

Other causes like heart disease also should be ruled out with EKG, cardiac markers.

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