How do you control Aspergillus?
How can I prevent aspergillosis?
- Try to avoid areas with a lot of dust like construction or excavation sites.
- Avoid activities that involve close contact to soil or dust, such as yard work or gardening.
How long does it take to recover from Aspergillus?
Duration of Aspergillosis Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis may require treatment with an antifungal medication for at least 6 to 12 weeks. Severe forms may require lifelong treatment and monitoring to control the disease.
How do I get rid of Aspergillus in my home?
- Rake around the perimeter of your home and remove as much decaying organic material as you can.
- Mix a weak bleach solution and wipe down every single surface in your home with the weak bleach.
- Remove all sources of water or dampness in your home, to remove possible breeding grounds for molds such as aspergillus.
Can Aspergillus be cured?
The most effective treatment is a newer antifungal drug, voriconazole (Vfend). Amphotericin B is another option. All antifungal drugs can have serious side effects, including kidney and liver damage. Interactions between antifungal drugs and other medications are also common.
Is Aspergillus an indoor mold?
Aspergillus, the mold (a type of fungus) that causes aspergillosis, is very common both indoors and outdoors, so most people breathe in fungal spores every day.
How do you test your home for Aspergillus?
The most effective way to test for Aspergillus Fumigatus is with a mold test kit from Realtime Labs. Our kits can accurately test for aspergillosis fungus infections. Our test kits can accurately identify aspergillus fungus that is living in your home or body with a simple test.
What foods is Aspergillus found in?
Aspergillus fungus normally grows on damp plant matter including crops such as peanuts, soybeans, rice and maize. Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus produce chemicals known as aflatoxins.