If you believe that mold is causing your CAID symptoms to flare, you will need to follow the protocols outlined in the other categorys of the site for each specific limb. This may include medical and sometimes surgical therapy. For example, antibiotics are effective in the control of the bacterial infection causing chronic sinusitis. However, antibiotics will not affect the fungi. Over-the-counter (OTC) remedies may offer some relief of symptoms, but they have little effect on the inflammation caused by this reaction to fungus. Certainly, they do not control the effect of the toxins released by the eosinophils. However, the inflammatory reaction can be controlled by nasal steroid sprays, as well as nasal irrigation. Endoscopic removal (debridement) of the fungal material and its secreted toxins has been shown to be beneficial as well.
To prevent your body’s immune system reaction, you can make yourself less appealing to mold, so it will become more difficult for it to thrive. One important step can be through
Whatever the cause, be it pervasive mold in your body or in your home, treatment may be necessary. Just as you can get rid of the mold in your home, you will need to rid your body
The good news is that we can prevent mold from affecting your health. Avoidance is often the most important part of treatment. For example, my patient Louise, 61 years old, came in
Unfortunately, mold is everywhere. Thousands of single-cell fungi are found all over the world. Fungal spores (the reproductive part of the organism) become airborne like pollen. M
When you have fungal sinusitis, the toxins can cause enormous mucus production. As this mucus drips into the throat and into the stomach, the stomach will react by producing acid.