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cozynana
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My chiro had me grow a culture for him and found I have white mold.

Anyone know about this and what causes it? I am taking Sporanox for it.

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Color alone is not sufficient to identify mold...there are many molds that come in various colors (white, green, grey, black, brown, etc.).

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Interesting, my neuro/chiro told me that I have white mold and he has only seen it once before in his practice. We grew a culture and I had different colors of mold including white.
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momlyme
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Our mold looked like a rainbow and there were several species identified.

What did you grow the culture from?

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Toxic mold was suppressing our immune systems, causing extreme pain, brain fog and magnifying symptoms. Four days after moving out, the healing began.

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lpkayak
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yeah...how do you grow it??? did you do other testing? thx

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is itchy skin a mold sx?

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Yes, lp I have seen everything from itchy skin to oozing skin from people who have been infected with mold... the skin conditions are helped by putting grapefruit seed extract on it... which is anti-fungal.

Grapeseed extract is also said to by anti-viral... but I do believe many of the skin conditions I have seen are due to mold.

The thing is... where there is mold, there is a toxic soup... usually containing viruses and bacteria. [Frown]

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To test for the mold My Neuro/chiro had me take 5 dry cotton balls and a ziplock with a bit of sugar water.

I laid this on my bedside table.

In the morning I took the dry cotton balls and I wiped the tear duct on each eye with a seperate cotton ball, each nostril, and cough up phlem into a cotton ball.

He told me to put the cotton balls in the ziplock and add enough to make the cotton water wet/damp.

I put this in an old purse and hung it in a dark closet and let it set for a week.

I had pink, grey, black and white mold.

It was gross, but told a lot as far as the chiro was concerned.

I am on sporanox to clean up the issue, hope it works.

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I wonder if there is a lab that would test your baggie?

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Toxic mold was suppressing our immune systems, causing extreme pain, brain fog and magnifying symptoms. Four days after moving out, the healing began.

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I contacted a woman I know who does mold testing and yes, she would be able to test the samples in the baggie.

From her instructions:
Disclaimer: EnviroHealth Consulting, Inc., is not a microbiology lab, nor do we have a professional microbiologist on staff. Therefore, your report would not be useful for legal purposes. I also do not charge the fees that you could expect at a professional laboratory. I have taken courses in microbiology and have worked for years, at almost every inspection, with a microscope. My background includes a masters degree in science education, plus numerous environmental certifications, including for mold inspecting and mold remediation. I have conducted over 2500 residential environmental assessments since 1994.

The common allergenic and toxigenic molds are fairly straightforward to identify under a microscope, and I have twelve years experience in working with a microscope at residential mold inspections.

This screening includes identification of the following molds: Aspergillus, Penicillium (sometimes listed as Asp-Pen, because the spores look alike; usually green or white), Stachybotrys (the toxic black mold), Cladosporium (the most common outdoor mold, also black), Alternaria (gray/black), Chaetomium (black), Ulocladium (black), and Trichoderma (green). These are fungi commonly associated with health symptoms and water damage. Other genera might also be identified, such as Mucor, Rhizomucor, Acremonium, and Fusarium.

Laboratory confirmation of my findings is available for an additional fee, if desired. However, if this is a legal situation, you are advised to have a mold inspector take the samples for lab submission. Seek advice from your attorney about the certifications of the mold inspector. A Certified Industrial Hygienist may be recommended if testimony in court is anticipated.
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Send me(momlyme) a PM with your email if you would like me to send you the instructions (as an email attachment)on how and where to send samples.

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