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Onlinedoc, General Physician
Category: Health
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Experience:  B.A.M.S with experience in Medicine,Ayurveda, Integrative, CAM
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Im in Okinawa on job assignment with Air Force. I know I

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Im in Okinawa on job assignment with Air Force. I know I have allergies to mold. After a month I have laringititis(sp) and I think my body is reacting to the mold. I'm supposed to stay until end of September for work but afraid my body cannot support these toxins. Going to hotel for a hotel doctor
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: no, taking decongestants and now wearing a face mask as I type
JA: How long have you been dealing with this issue? Any other skin concerns?
Customer: Just began last week. Today have almost lost my voice
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I'm 71, I've had the heavy duty penicillin shot and I had my left shoulder replaced last March 22nd. It feels great today
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 11 months ago.

Hello and thank you for your question. It’s my first priority and pleasure to help you.

I understand your discomfort.

As per your description,it can be possible to have mold induced laryngitis.

You should do steam inhalation and saline gargles.

Also take OTC Advil and Zyrtec at night.

HEPA vacuuming your room can also help with mold symptoms and allergies since HEPA vacuums remove spores and other allergens.

A referral to ENT specialist can be helpful.

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Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 11 months ago.

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