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I need more details on steps to take. I'm also an asthmatic.

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I need more details on steps to take. I'm also an asthmatic.
How can I test for voc (formaldehyde) in my bedroom and mattress?
How can I test for it in my blood. I had normal EKG and blood work readings from ER room visit. They think it's in my head. I'm an IT manager and consultant by trade but cannot work now. I'm very very so sick and can't think straight, I'm even next to an urgent care now.
What medical tests and clinic treatments are there?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

Hi. First off what tests did you have to get at whatever problem this may be?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
My symptoms started 6 weeks ago and have been very bad over last 4 weeks. I went to ER 3 times once in an ambulance. Symptoms:
Fatigue (trouble driving)
Prior not has bad now: severe light headness hard to remain conscience
Irregular and low thump heart beat
Trouble seeing at times, extreme thirst,
Itchy throat and mouth, severe food allergies (none existed in past)to most things fits oral allergy syndrom but this is not the root cause.
Tight chest Asthma issues Head throbbing others.
My immune system feels overloaded.
ER blood work, EKG, allergy blood test, doctor comprehensive
Blood panel (labcorp), ultra sound of abdomen (normal but enlarged liver slightly) awaiting stool tests.
Saw primary doctor, ultra sound tech, ER doctors, allergy doctor,
GI doctor (no test from him yet).
I have a strong suspicion of voc poisoning : formaldehyde,
CO, other.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
OK Alex. I can understand perhaps about the CO concern but what makes you think it could be a formaldehyde exposure problem?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I bought a new foam mattress. Searched the internet.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Then I assume that if you did that research you found that there is no blood test for formaldehyde and that there are home testing kits?