NYC Parents Be on the Watch for Black Mold Exposure Symptoms in Infants
Black mold problems are bad enough in adults, but they can be far worse in infants. One of the worst problems is bleeding in the lungs. Because an infant’s lungs are still developing, they cannot readily rid themselves of the toxins from black mold. Symptoms include coughing up blood, nose bleeds and/or difficulty catching their breath, particularly in infants less than 6 months old.
Lung problems are serious, and if these symptoms are occurring, a physician should be contacted immediately.
Virtually all kids will have nausea and vomit on occasion, but if these symptoms continue for any length of time, black toxic mold may be the cause. Diarrhea and abdominal pain may also accompany these symptoms, and lack of an appetite and loss of weight may also be seen.
As these conditions may potentially be life threatening, a visit to the doctor is recommended to find out whether or not toxic mold is the problem.
Rashes occur for many reasons, but they can also happen if your child comes into physical contact with black mold. Generally, a redness will appear where the child touched the mold, but a rash may develop on any part of the body after contact. Regular creams and ointments used for rash treatment will have virtually no effect on a black mold rash.
If the rash doesn’t go away, a physician should be consulted and NYC mold treatment may be needed.