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Black Mold Symptoms – Know The Enemy

by Jonathan

symptomsBlack mold symptoms are nothing to play around with. Black mold can be extremely dangerous, and it can cause a wide range of symptoms, varying in severity. Some are easy to deal with and more of an annoyance than anything else. Others can be debilitating and potentially life-threatening. If you think your home or business may have a black mold problem but can’t locate the source of it, you should consult a professional mold remediator about finding the mold problem and eradicating it.


“What are some of the symptoms?”

Until the mold is cleared up, there’s a lot of potential for symptoms. Most people only have mild symptoms like a runny nose, itchy eyes, and a cough. Some people get much sicker, though, and even the mild signs can be annoying and debilitating after a while. Because they’re so persistent, black mold symptoms sometimes turn into more chronic respiratory problems that can cause missed days at school and work, as well as other health problems.

Those With Respiratory Problems Beware

People who have allergies to black mold or who are already dealing with chronic respiratory problems like asthma or emphysema can be at serious risk when it comes to mold, and they have to be more careful than the general population. That’s a very important thing to remember if you fall into one of those groups or know someone who does.

Treating The Symptoms

Black mold symptoms should be treated by a doctor or healthcare professional, and the source of the problem should be located and eliminated. That will make sure the person who has sickened by the mold has the best chance to recover, and it will also help to ensure that the mold doesn’t keep coming back, poisoning other people.

Don’t Let Symptoms Escalate

If the mold isn’t removed, there are more serious black mold symptoms that can develop. Many people become nauseated and fatigued when they live with a mold problem. Those kinds of problems persist, and they can take a toll on the body. It’s difficult to get anything done when you’re tired all the time. Being nauseated is a problem, as well, because it’s difficult to eat and can lead to poor nutrition.

“What are the most dangerous symptoms?”


In rare and extreme cases, some of the most dangerous black mold symptoms are bleeding from the nose and lungs. Thankfully, this is uncommon. When it does occur, though, it can be life-threatening. The best choice is not to allow mold to get to the point where it causes those kinds of symptoms. Black mold symptoms should always be treated properly and quickly and the source of the black mold removed. If you’re unsure how to do it the right way, you can get a professional to help you.

“When do I need to call in the professionals?”

A mold removal service run by professional mold remediators may be needed if the job is a large one, you have trouble finding the source of the problem, or you think you’ve removed the mold but you’re still battling black mold symptoms. Don’t be afraid to consult a professional if you need one. Most of them are very reasonable in cost and can take care of the problem quickly. Your health and the health of your friends and family members is too important to compromise.

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Josh March 26, 2010 - 10:30 am


Excellent post, well detailed and true. People who are currently living with mold in their home need to be aware of what is going on, and how to prevent both the mold and health issues from getting worse.

Working in the field of mold prevention in Canada, I know that many people do not think of mold(or for fellow Canadians mould) is not a big deal. But as pointed out above it is.

Because of this post, I would like to invite you to post on our blog – as indicated in the Website portion. We would be thrilled to have another take on the issue.

Let me know if you would be interested.


Bob Jones April 17, 2010 - 1:01 am

Great post… are there any statistics out there that mention the amounts of homes this effects each year?



Black Mold May 4, 2010 - 6:25 am

Excellent article!! Could you tell me if there’s a product available on the market that would kill black mold, even if it’s toxic? Your response would be greatly appreciated!

linda May 17, 2010 - 5:30 am

does black mold have a smell to it?

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AshleeB July 7, 2010 - 9:57 am

My daughter was suffering from an array of “unexplainable” symptoms. We saw 13 doctors over a period of 2 years and no diagnosis was made. We had our house tested for mold through the http://www.immunolytics.com website and suddenly the symptoms had a cause! My daughter is highly allergic to mold, but the doctors didn’t test her for anything mold toxin related until we showed them the mold results. Now she is back to her healthy, happy self! Mold toxins are very real and more people need to be aware of the dangers!

sheila August 27, 2012 - 4:54 pm

hi my apartment has black mold in it and my landlord get people from off the streets to fix things and they call their selfs fixed it and the mold is coming back and now am sick laying around and my neck and back has had very bad pain its hard for me to sleep at night now am going to the doctor tomorrow because i just cant deal with the pain any longer

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