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Here's the deal. I got a bad case of the flu around the 10th of Feb. I was sick for well over 10 days. I was exhausted and had to move on top of being sick. I moved into the home on Feb. 20th. Since I have been here at the new house, I wake up daily with a bad headache, stuffy nose and ear noises and fullness. I went to the doc and he said I have allergies. I never get seasonal allergies so I am worried that I might be allergic to something in the home. New carpeting was installed in the beginning of Dec. but I aired out the house many times prior to moving in. We found wet concrete on the basement walls and a leak by bilco doors. I was concerned about mold. The mold inspector said there was a trivial amount but not harmful. Today I have another bad headache and sinus pressure. Any advice?

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:25 AM on Mar. 3, 2011 in Health

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  • You could get allergy testing and see if you are allergic to a specific mold.

    Answer by ria7 at 11:27 AM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • Are you sure you haven't developed a sinus infection? Even if the source is an allergy, you can develop a sinus infection. Before I had sinus surgery I was constantly getting infections due to my seasonal allergies.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:28 AM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • Hi. The doc said I don't have a sinus infection. I feel awful. There are different kinds of trees around my house....not sure what they are. However, I've tried keeping windows closed and stayed in to see if I felt better and I didn't.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 11:33 AM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • Maybe you could have the air ducts cleaned at the house.

    Answer by ria7 at 11:49 AM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • People react differently to mould. If you've had a previous exposure, you could be more prone to a reaction. That's happened to my husband and I due to a terrible apartment we lived in. I'd get a second opinion on the mould.

    Answer by Nonoluna at 11:50 AM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • We had the ducts cleaned out and they found mold spores on the vents but sprayed mold killing spray in the duct work. The furnace was cleaned and has new filters.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 11:52 AM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • I would see if you can get allergy testing done. Then atleast you know what to fix. It would be a shame to pay for more mold testing when its dust, or trees or something else that is bothering you.

    Answer by ria7 at 12:36 PM on Mar. 3, 2011

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