Question regarding mold exposure


Q: How long does it take a person with asthma to go back to breathing normal after being exposed to mold?

Symptoms:  Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing

A:   Hello. Welcome to Ask The Doctor.
It depends on whether you have caught a fungal infection or it is just Allergic reaction to Mold exposure.
I would advise you to get a
1.Chest Xray
2.Absolute Eosinophil Count.
3. Sputum examination for fungal stain.
If fungal stain is positive in your sputum then you would require anti fungal therapy.
Otherwise you will be treated with inhalation beta agonists and steroids if indicated.
Usually a simple uncomplicated Allergic Bronchitis responds to treatment within 5-7 days and you will get complete relief within 15 days of appropriate treatment.
I hope it helps. Stay Healthy.

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