Effective Natural Remedies for Mold Exposure and Allergies

| Modified on Jan 26, 2024

Mold exposure, a prevalent issue in environments with high humidity and dampness, can lead to a range of health problems such as allergic reactions, respiratory issues, and weakened immune systems. Tackling mold exposure naturally is essential for maintaining health and well-being. This article explores effective natural remedies for mitigating the effects of mold exposure and preventing its recurrence.

Natural Solutions for Eradicating Mold and Treating Mold Allergies

Borax: The Natural Mold Cleaner

Borax, a natural mineral-based cleaning agent, effectively eradicates mold. When mixed with water and applied to moldy areas, borax eliminates mold spores and prevents their recurrence. Regular cleaning with borax solution helps reduce mold exposure and its associated health risks.

Apple Cider Vinegar: Detoxifying and Nutritious

Apple cider vinegar is a powerful detoxifying agent, rich in essential vitamins and minerals. Diluting apple cider vinegar with water as a tonic helps flush out mold spores and other irritants from the body. Additionally, its nutrient-rich composition supports overall health, making it a valuable supplement for those affected by mold exposure.

Colloidal Silver: Antimicrobial and Toxin-Eliminating

Colloidal silver has been used for centuries for its antibiotic properties. Its antimicrobial nature effectively eliminates toxins, including mold spores, from the body. Colloidal silver can reduce mold-related irritants and toxins in appropriate amounts without causing resistance or immunity in pathogens.

Tea Tree Oil: A Potent Antifungal Agent

Tea tree oil, known for its powerful antifungal properties, is an excellent natural remedy for mold exposure. By diluting tea tree oil with water and applying it to affected areas, you can effectively eliminate mold spores and prevent their growth. This essential oil not only tackles the source of mold but also purifies the air, reducing the risk of respiratory problems.

Grapefruit Seed Extract: Mold Inhibitor and Health Booster

With its strong antimicrobial capabilities, Grapefruit seed extract is a natural inhibitor of mold growth. It can be used diluted as a spray to clean mold-infested areas. Additionally, consuming grapefruit seed extract supplements boosts the immune system, making the body more resilient to mold-related health issues.

Probiotics: Strengthening Immune Response

Probiotics are crucial in enhancing the body's immune response to mold exposure. Consuming probiotic-rich foods or supplements helps maintain a healthy gut flora, which is vital for a strong immune system. This, in turn, aids the body in fighting off the adverse effects of mold.

Activated Charcoal: Natural Toxin Absorber

Activated charcoal is renowned for its toxin-absorbing properties. Using activated charcoal in your environment can help absorb mold spores and reduce their impact on health. Additionally, taking activated charcoal supplements can assist in detoxifying the body from mold-related toxins.

Conclusion: Safeguarding Health from Mold Exposure

Mold exposure, while common, can have significant health impacts. By employing natural remedies like borax for cleaning, apple cider vinegar for detoxification, and colloidal silver for its antimicrobial properties, individuals can effectively eliminate mold and alleviate symptoms caused by mold allergies. These natural solutions offer a safe and effective approach to addressing mold-related health issues, ensuring a healthier living environment and improved well-being.

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Posted by Sorrokine (Vs, Ny, Usa) on 11/23/2010

I was diagnosed by a Toxicologist in 10/09 with Late Stage Two Mycotoxicosis from a biopsy and a urine analysis. Doctors, Allergist and almost every doctor for an entire year could not do this. They told me it was allergies and such. I started to work in the basement office building May of 2008. The symptoms started in as little as three months there. Inside the mold contaminated building, I developed narcolepsy, boils, skin redness, yellow spots on my skin, white hair, vision disorders, depression, digestion issues, vomiting, jitters, shaking, mood swings, almost like a bi-polar disorder, lack of normal bowel movements, burning urine, really, the list goes on forever. Now before this building, and this job, I was a healthy 28 year old, with not one sign of any health issues. In fact I was fit, sound, and happy. Eventually these doctors I had visited each time told me that this is something they cannot investigate or they will loose their license as per the FDA. Found out normal studies in medical school do not include training on any type of mold sickness. What a Load of bull____.

Since being infected with mycotoxins and mold from a terribly poor quality office environment for roughly 18 months, which was covered with several different types of mold, (oozing with mycotoxins to the point they dripped from the walls to the floor - yellow color - they are the result of competing molds in their vicinity. ) I Finally began to look into some sort of cure. Prior to me meeting this amazing toxicologist, who is a leader in Mold sickness around the world, he was also the first to explain to me that the only way to kill mold and their toxins, is AMMONIA. (his info is on my site listed below) That's it. Ammonia kills the mycotoxins as well as the mold itself. TO MAKE THIS CLEAR - Bleach and peroxide cannot kill mold - they will just eat it as food. So He carefully instructed me to pour a 8 ounce cup of 3% clear ammonia into a warm bath and soak for 20 minutes. This saved my lungs which were coated in mold and mycotoxins, as well as killed some of the yeast in my skin and body from absorption and contact. I highly recommend that if you know you're sick from mold, and near death, honestly, this is the first step. Ammonia baths. It saved my life. Also clean your house with it as well if you are not MCS (Multi-chemical sensitive - which is a result of chemical treatments for mold, and the mold itself causes this disorder - Baking soda kills mold on contact, however cannot kill the mycotoxins)

Also it is important to remember a few things on this subject:

Washing all your clothing, sheets, towels and such in a cup of 3% clear ammonia is highly important since you release mycotoxins from your skin. They must be removed. Ammonia is the only way. Finally after two years of suffering, almost dying in December of 09, I had to quit the job and leave the premises that contained these terrible molds. My boss, my landlord all could care less. Great people. OSHA, cared little as well. I went to a homeopathic doctor who put me on an anti-candida diet, which is the main reason those who suffer with mold poisoning die so horribly. No carbs, no sugar, no yeast, nothing fermented. Candidas Albicanis is a yeast in our gut that can take over everything in our body when our immune system is compromised. It was eating away at my skin, my muscles, my organs, the toxin invaded my brain, and I lost sight partially in my left eye, and hearing in my left ear. It feeds off of all the sugar and carbs you ingest, starving your cells from the nutrients they desperately need. This diet didn't do much, but it did help with the nausea and vomiting issues. I also had a herbal tea mixture my friend and I researched. Bayberry root bark, Pleurisy root, gotu kola, nettles, Cinnamon and cloves. I was on this on and off in a two day cycle for about two months. Helped drastically, but not so much all the symptoms. Also catnip tea helped with the sleeping disorder and insomnia late at night. Teaspoon of each in a 32 ounce pot. Drank whole pot in one day, repeated next, then gave myself two days to recover.

So only as of about 3 months ago, I started a strict regimen of Supplements I heavily research to aid me in my recovery since all doctors said I was just going to die from this. The amazing realization is that what I had researched, is a cure to mold poisoning as well as candida infections. Yeasts, fungi and mold are not based on chlorophyll, they are single cell life forms based on a bacterial way of existence. Living off a host to gain nutrients. From Studying different anti-fungal herbs and foods, I created a regimen of supplements that has saved my life. They are:

  • Chlorophyll Supplements - (liquid gel caps, or liquid)
  • Alfalfa Extract - (for digestive and lack of appetite also lifts mood. )
  • Grape Seed Extract(breaks thru the brain blood bond barrier to clean out fluid inside)
  • Grapefruit Seed Extract - anti fungal
  • Milk Thistle - (Liver Function)
  • Oil of Oregano - Strong anti-fungal(only 3 wks on then 3 wks off)
  • Burdock (Liver function)
  • Dandelion (liver function)
  • Garlic - (Anti-fungal and heart help)
  • Onion - (anti-fungal)
  • Neem seed Oil (Exterior and interior treatment)
  • Rose hip Tincture

These I take in the morning when I wake up, and then again ever six hours. So far in as little as 3 months, All the skin abrasions, yellow spots, red boils, vision disorder, mood disorders, mood swings, bi-polar disorder, depression, hearing disorders, jitters, narcolepsy, brain fog, digestion issues, weakness of muscles, acidic body Ph, yellow nails, odor, omitted toxins after bathing left on towels, (Yes I smelled like mold, and after I bathed, the towel smelt the same way. It is a smell you can never forget. ) all of these symptoms - DISAPPEARING!! COMPLETELY FADING EACH DAY! I am so thankful I never gave up, and I am forever thankful for these wonderful aids in finding my recovery. I wanted to share this with as many people as possible since there are over 500, 000 diagnosed deaths from mold sickness each year, and thousands more that go on undiagnosed until autopsy.

Thank you and Here's to everyone learning we may have to live in a polluted world, but we don't have to live with polluted bodies!

Replied by Babyk902
(Huntington, Ny, Usa)

Wow, thank you so much for this. I was exposed to toxic mold in my office as well, and have been dealing with ongoing symptoms for the past 6 months. It has honestly been the worst thing that has ever happened to me, and I have tried so many different things but haven't felt like anything has truly helped. I honestly feel like I'm drunk all the time, have been really dizzy, moody just not myself, vision changes (was wondering what kind of vision issues you have had also?), hearing issues, hair loss. It's been terrible! But I did go to a doctor recently who put me on an anti-candida diet as well, and am hoping it will make a big difference. I'm drinking milk thistle, burdock and dandelion tea everyday about 4x a day... Is there anything else you'd recommend? I'm feeling more decent lately, but not close to being ok, and I'm just so upset and having such a hard time getting over this. Thanks so much for ur help.

Replied by Judy
(Reidsville, North Carolina, Usa)

I'm confussed. Isn't Ammonia toxic to us? I've tried looking up ammonia for a treatment but couldn't find it anywhere but here. You didn't state if you only soaked in a tub with ammonia once or did you do it more than once??

I have very high mold inside me , (moved) and several high and very high heavy metals. I'm going to die from this soon if I can't find some real natural treatments.
Thanks for your help. ~ Judy ~

Replied by Tom
(Regina, Sk)

Regardless whether it was a hair test or other that determined you have too much heavy metals, here is an interesting tie-in to niacinamide you can start immediately to help with that part of your problems.

It's from the post on Alzheimers just sent in today.

You can buy a big bottle of niacinamide form of B3 (not niacin! ) for about $5 anywhere.

Article is from late 2009, high dose niacinamide in lab mice bred for brain amyloid plaques:


The tubules are like highways inside cells. Dr. Green said that niacinamide is "making a wider more stable highway. " Alzheimer's disease breaks down the highway (tubules). But niacinamide prevents this from happening.

I've previously told you how the toxic metal mercury also destroys these microtubules, potentially causing Alzheimer's disease. So anything that can prevent the damage or reverse it is a huge discovery.

You could also directly bind loose mercury, easily the worst offender of all heavy metals in the body, into the completely inert HgSe which will be excreted using a good selenium supplement, meaning preferably the organic form found right in plants and nuts, selenomethionine:



Selenium is a potent chelator of mercury (it binds to it and removes it from the body). Mercury exposure can therefore lead to a selenium deficiency.

Selenium at 250 mcg per day should be used in any mercury chelation program. Selenium has an unusually high "binding affinity" for mercury, making it a vital part of the support protocol when detoxifying mercury from the body.

Replied by Diamond
(Salisbury, Mass.)

Tom; I do not care to buy or deal with any sales pitch especially those that promote information about using mice/rats for their experiments. I go against any one that uses any living/breathing human, animal or even a mammal.

Replied by Mike
(Regina, Sask)

You are exactly correct. Your account is 100% accurate. Having worked in the supplement industry, I learned much about different supplements that were on the market (mostly for bodybuilding). Then my boss and I decided that we should bring in natural products as it is a growing market and it's important. Seeing all of the things that you listed is great. Oil of Oregano is one of the strongest natural anti-fungal products out there; an excellent choice.

What prompts me to write this reply is that I am just discovering that my current sickness is due to black mold (Stachybotrys). It is a mycotoxin which gives of potentially deadly spores. I moved into my parents basement in a transition from moving from one city to another. It was an easy way to move and have somewhere for all of my stuff :) This winter destroyed the past records for snowfall which means, a LOT of snowmelt. Basements everywhere were being flooded. Luckily, my parent's house, built in 1987, withstood any water from penetrating into the basement. BUT, black mold can still thrive as the ground is saturated with moisture.

My gf, who is very healthy and has a great diet like myself, has become oddly sick. Not just regular flu or cold symtoms, but odd uni-lateral pains throughout her arms and legs. Very odd. After doctors just gave her prescription strength drugs (which did nothing), she went to a naturopathic doctor. They figured something else was up, something viral. They gave her many natural products to take and said to stay away from a high-arginine diet. Since we both have a high protein diet for our gym lifestyle, arginine is a very abundant and common amino acid. Her blood work also showed that she had high amounts of creatinine in her blood and another test that was supposed to be between 20-120, she was at 300. I can't remember the test.... Something like C/K, looks for broken down protein in the blood. Hers was high, which is odd because she supplements with branched chain amino acids everyday. When I had this ephiphany tonight about black mold, I researched it. Sore throat and respiratory problems is a major part of black mold sickness. Both her and I have had this nagging sore throat for about a month, and nothing can cure it. ALSO I read that black mold can prevent protein synthesis, which means, it prevents her body from chaining amino acids together to make muscle protein! This could explain the reason for the high amounts of this broken down protein in her blood which could relate to the uni-lateral pains in her extremities.

So I guess my message is, if you have these symtoms for longer than 2 weeks and there seems to be no cure or you aren't getting better, look at your environment. Colds caused by a virus tend to be fought off by your body in 12-14 days, as the affected cells in the nose, nasal cavity, and throat get replaced every two weeks(ish). Colds caused by a bacteria, like strep throat, can be treated with an anti-biotic and can be greatly minimized within hours of taking the first does. However, fungi are a different breed, especially when it comes to black mold. You are constantly being bombarded by spores which continually weakens or suppresses your immune system, not allowing you to get better. LOOK INTO IT.

Thanks for reading, hopefully this can help other so they don't have to go through something like my girlfriend did!

Replied by Tom
(Plainview, Ny)

It is very important to remove mold from your home as soon as possible. Breathing in mold spores can be very dangerous to your health. Mold has been linked to asthma, respiratory issues, skin rashes, headaches, dizziness, SIDS and even cancer.We had mold in our home for years and didn't even know it. It does not always give off that typical "moldy" smell. Call in a mold professional to look over your home, they usually give a free evaluation and price quote for a cleanup. Then you will have a better idea of exactly what you are up against.

Replied by Jal
(Melbourne, Australia)

Re... "So He carefully instructed me to pour a 8 ounce cup of 3% clear ammonia into a warm bath and soak for 20 minutes. This saved my lungs which were coated in mold and mycotoxins, as well as .."

Can anyone else corroborate the safety of this treatment and or its effectiveness. Obviously this is bad for MCS but would it be suitable if I wore a face shield? I am wishing to treat a 5 year old tinea (?) type rash on one buttock :( and I have previous history of reactions to molds and recent treatment with Nystatin that was reduced in the faecal test but did not alter the rash.

Replied by Fellowmoldsufferer
(Minneapolis, Mn)

To Mike from Regina, Sask: Some of your girlfriend's symptoms, like the odd persistent sore throat, sound like they can be radiation-related. We are getting radiation from Fukushima since March of this year. It can cause sore throat, especially. The problem is mold sickness will be aggravated by radiation, so those unfortunate people may get sicker faster from radiation. The mold might also become more aggressive, from radiation. The symptoms of one can look like symptoms of the other, so be careful figuring out which one it is - it may be both, as well. I would think one way to tell is if the symptoms were there before March 11, 2011. If they were, and they are worse, it could be mold worsened by radiation. If they weren't, and suddenly came on after that date, especially after a few months so the radioactive particles had time to settle internally in your body from the food, water, and air, then maybe it's radiation (or radiation combined with some new mold exposure). Good luck to all of us getting either of these conditions properly diagnosed by doctors.

Replied by Ladyjustice
(Fayetteville, Arkansas)

I have a resistant skin fungus that has gotten much worse starting in late March/early April of this year. At the same time my hair started falling out. I am really interested in the connection between radiation and fungi... It seems like this year was a full on assault for my skin. After taking terbinafine it got so much worse...

Replied by Jcchilliwack
(Abbotsford, Bc, Canada)

If your hair is falling out; skin on the arms dry, your forearms without any hair on them it could be a number of things. Radiation, flouride and menopause affect the thyroid adversely... Get that checked or put a drop of iodine on your arm and if it's still there the next day.. You have enough. If not get your thyroid checked.

Replied by Shamay
(Seattle, Washington)

I am suffering from Toxic Mold Exposure and am severely ill. However, I have done a lot of research and contacted a lot of people over the last year and this is what I have found.

There is a toxicologist by the name of Dr. Thrasher. You can find them on the net for mold.

Also, for the the Ammonia, it works for some and not others. Remember it is a harsh chemical that will be soaked up by the skin, and if you have MCS it's just adds to your bodies toxic load. (you can use the non scented kind from the grocery store). Once a day for no more than 5 days. It's a hard thing to weigh. I personally won't do it.

As for losing hair, fungus on skin, etc. This can also be indicative of mold/fungus in the body. Detox may be required.

The most renouned mold doctors today are: Dr. Lisa Nagy, Janette Hope, Shoemaker, William Rae. They are the best in the field and have excellent protocals for detoxing the body.

There are specific Genetic defects that can cause a person to react so badly to mold, one of which is a gene MTHF genetic defect which does not allow the body to detox Environmental Toxins. Which can lead to mold poisoning susceptibility and MCS and other illnesses because you reach a "Toxic Load". Genetic testing can be done by Mold doctors to find out what genetic defects (if any) you are dealing with and how to work around them.

Do not remediate mold on your own, it will make you sick! It happened to me! Also, dont hire a cheap remediator, hire someone like This. http://www.moldremedy.biz/. Most local and cheap remeditors are horrible and dangerous. Go to FaceBook mold support forums and ask who is best.

Just thought I'd try to help.

Replied by Sara
(Washington, Dc)

Over the last few years I have read tons and tons of posts regarding parasites and mold disease. I see Sorrokine's post is from seven years ago, but I want to thank him from the bottom of my heart. This is the most informative and uplifting post I've ever seen. I'm heading out for ammonia, (a couple cases), and will follow your herbal remedies to a "tea" ;). I hope you consider becoming a nutritionist. It's never too late.

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Posted by Sorrokine (Vs, Ny, Usa) on 11/22/2010

Mold poisoning is serious and possibly will end in death. I have late stage two Mycotoxicosis which was from a contaminated building no outside ventilation. I had 18 months exposure. I was only 28. I was healthy before this. Started working there 05/08 3 months started the symptoms.

Surviving my almost death, I left job in 01/10 to try to live. Through careful studies I found this. I cured myself by finding that ammonia is the only known agent to kill mold and mycotoxins they leave behind including Candidas Albicanus. That's the worst part of Mold poisoning is when this yeast takes over from your digestive track. I have posted a remedy on this website explaining all the needed info, however, to give a short answer, and a website with my journey to healing, I will provide you with this.

Grapefruit seed extract, grape seed extract, Chlorophyll liquid or gelcap, Alfalfa Extract, Garlic and onion extract, Oregano, or oil of oregano (if oil 3 wks on 3 wks off harmful to liver if not done so), Milk Thistle, Dandelion, and Burdock root extracts. These combined together in a six hour regiment will cure you. I am living proof. Also if you are really overwhelmed with the sickness, taking a bath with an 8 ounce cup of ammonia will aid in removing the yeast and toxins from your body. Also ALWAYS wash all your clothing, sheets, towels and such in a cup of clear 3% ammonia (only use this kind of ammonia for all said treatments) in your cycle and spray out dryer with it as well. This will kill the toxins you ooze out from this sickness. If you continue to recontaminate your body you will never recover. I wish you well!

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Posted by Adelle (Seattle) on 04/28/2015

I realize some time has gone by TN222222, I have become a bit of a mold expert out of nessesity and bleach does not kill mold. mold and bleach both have a positive charge, you need something with a negative charge to deal with mold. Bleach kills bacteria and bleaches mold but does not kill mold. "Clear Amonnia" (it says clear on the label) is what you want. It has a negative charge and will kill mold. This was taought to me by a pathologist Dr William Croft. 2 cups in full load laundry should take care of clothes or anything that will fit in the washer. in a spray bottle 50% water 50%amonnia to spray smaller arias, please note you still have to remove all contaminated materials, once the area is gutted and cleaned than spray again. Of course I am not reccomending anyone clean mold themselves but small areas, issues with mold throughout the rest your life this can come in handy. I periodically wash my clothes with amonnia to freshen. Just dont breathe it in:)

Lauriciden, Olive leaf extract, Colloidal silver, oregano oil are some of the best antifungals and probiotics.

Replied by Littlecat

Ammonia kills mycotoxins. We fogged our house with 2x this was after remediation . We of course wore a bunnysuit total face cover and eye googles. Ammonia kills the mycotoxins. Get this it does not kill the by-product that is gassed off from the dead mycotoxins. Nor can you get mold out of carpet and the walls completely it can travel deep into the walls it is invisible. The majority of patients from this doctors case studies showed that many patient return to remediated house. They all got sick and moved , except one family was going to go back there and try to live. The same happened to me we returned to our remediated home and I got sick we moved. Do not gamble with your health or your life.

Replied by Robert

You may want to take natural cures because steroids aren't the only thing to take. The 3% ammonia should work in a bath, as well as in washing clothes. I have found that tinctures such as Jojoba, Oregano Oil, Olive Leaf, Argon Oil, Grapefruit Seed, Kalmegh, Coconut oil all help. You can add these to tomato juice. Wipe down all surfaces with Colloidal Silver solution (Fungicide/viruside/anti-bacterial). Get an air cleaner with very good filters down to .003 microns. Get full testing and Infrared Thermography to check hot spots for mold and mycotixins. After remediation, get clothes cleaned environmentally with OZONE. Take lots of vitamins and little sugar. These things should help.

Replied by Vanessa

Hi Adelle,

I wondered if you have found a book that covers the material you stated about mold eradification:namely Ammonia etc. We too have found that bleach didn't work which surprised us and Ammonia did on our clothes and linens. Thanks to you, we now know why! it all comes down to yin and yang really ~ negative & positive charges.

Thank you for all your knowledge you shared!

We are at the beginning of trying to get well, even tho we've been at it for 2 years, no insurance but medicaid and no doctors that even want to do a fungal culture or zilch to diagnose the problem.

Now to try and get Medicaid to cover some of Dr. Berndtson's bill (he is trained under Dr. Shoemaker in Il.).

Best regards,


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Posted by Robertn (Ann Arbor, Mi, Usa) on 02/27/2013

Hey Ted, I have lived in a house that has had been infested with mold for about ten years and I have started to see more and more hard as a result. I just had a question about Ammonia chloride. I am currently using ammonia chloride 99% and I was wondering if this is safe to use? and if not what % of ammonia should I be using? where could I buy it? Thanks

Replied by Eric
(Ann Arbor, United States, United States)

I live in Ann Arbor too and there are serious mold problems all over this city! Here's just one example: http://www.annarbor.com/news/police-chief-says-he-was-ashamed-of-conditions-ann-arbor-police-officers-endured-inside-city-hall/

Replied by Arcticmoon

Hi, I personally would not recommend taking Ammonia baths, particularly if you have Lyme. Ammonia is a neurotoxin left behind after killing Lyme along with Quinolinic Acid. I am very sensitive to Ammonia and when I get near an Ammonia bottle, I have head tremors. Most of us with Mycotoxin illness have faulty methylation due to mutations in our genes. Many of us already have too much Ammonia in our bodies because we have a faulty Ammonia and Sulphur detox ability. I would only use it to clean up mold on window sills or around the house, but remember our skin is one of the biggest organs and absorbs what we put on it.

Replied by Littlecat

Mold is a biotoxin, it is the equivalent of being exposed to agent orange, mold will eventually wear down your immune system because your body is fighting its invasion, You may became very ill, and it is seriuos t you can die from mold it can give you a heart attack I'm not trying to scare you but it is serious health hazard why do you think when the clean up team showns up to clean up mold they wear the hazmat suits an respirators. I kid you not get out of the house mold are found to be carcinagenic Find a doctor that trained with Dr Shoemaker and get treatment

Replied by Lynn

An environmental doctor in Ann Arbor says to add a cup of 3% ammonia to your bath. And to bathe a few times per day. This along with a strict anti-candida diet and cleaning up your environment is supposed to do the trick. I am just embarking on this process so I can't testify to its effectiveness.

Replied by Faith
(Seattle, US)

Once you're exposed to black mold and your body has a reaction to mold/mycotoxins then it is best to avoid it forever! I have read about taking a bath in like a 1/4 cup of ammonia I would wear protection Eye goggles if I was to do that, but I think it is too risky to me. The best thing to do to save your health is move out. It is suggested strongly to avoid re-exposure since the may cause permanent problems. My doctor suggested we move out of our house which we did. I washed all my clothes in ammonia, wiped all the furniture down and threw away tons of cloth furniture. Take Choleystramine four times a day; it is the most effective mold binder in the states.

Replied by Tn222222

Why aren't you using bleach on black mold? And does ammonia really work on mold and yeast ( in clothes) and fungus? I cant find anything on this.

Replied by Dave
(Pa., US)

I have mcs from mold so I'm wondering how to take this stuff when I'm so sensitive. I think I have mold in the lungs.

Replied by Memaryellen
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I have learned that the Choleystramine is a scam. It is the only thing that the conventional MDs know. It is NOT the answer. Ozone for environment, and holistic/homeopathic mold detox for the body is recommended.


Replied by Augustina


do you have a link in regards to Cholestyramine being a scam? And for the Ozone, too? I researched both a lot, and would be interested to read what you've found.

Thanks, Augustina

Replied by Denise

Hi I've been reading all these sites and some of them say that vinegar is the worst thing you can do, along with mushrooms. We have been doing both. This is so confusing and frightening.

Replied by Kelli


I've also read go/no go on vinegar. I'm a big fan of the apple cider vinegar, but have eliminated it because of negative reviews.

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Posted by M (Galveston, Tx) on 06/23/2010

Thanks to everyone for the info, and mostly for the good humor. When I get days as bad as today, I stay home from work, as I lose all sense of humor and feel like I want to belt somebody. My mother used to drink ACV (straight!) for various infections, and after reading all your testimonials, I decided maybe I'd try some for my respiratory problem. I am getting desperate, as no OTC or prescribed medications are helping. I've had a chronic, violent cough which sometimes results in vomiting, and almost always in loss of urinary control, caused from living in a toxic mold-infested apartment after Hurricane Ike (and this was one I moved to in order to get out of one that flooded). In short, I have been coughing since January of 2009. The doctors don't seem to want to think of my problem in terms of the mold exposure - not sure why they are resistant to that - so they've tried (unsuccessfully, but expensively) treating me with asthma and allergy medications. Today I got some N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) from the health food store, and am hoping that will give me some relief. Sleep would be nice, too. After reading many of your comments, I thought I should report that drinking ACV immediately caused me to BECOME congested, where I hadn't been before. It could be that it's not the thing to take for a mold infection (some hint of that on the mold forum, which I read AFTER I drank the ACV!). Thanks, better breathing, and best wishes to all.

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Posted by Michele (Sebewaing, Mi) on 05/08/2010

I have been using a 1/2 tsp. daily of Bragg's ACV in my neti bottle to irrigate my sinuses for the last 6 months. I have known allergies to mold. Since nothing on your site cautioned people with this allergy NOT to use it, I thought it was safe. I am now dealing with the worst sinus infection/reaction I have EVER had in my life. My nose has completely shut down and I cannot breathe. It is scary and I cannot sleep. I cannot breathe out of my mouth for any length of time because when I swallow or it gets too dry I wake up. I have not slept for weeks and finally called the allergy doctor. The first thing they said was to STOP USING VINEGAR. I am very angry that there were no cautions about this either on your website or Braggs. I have also written to them. This ruins things for me every looking for alternative ways of dealing with chronic problems and doesn't say much for your information.

Replied by Bessie
(Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

Michele, I'm sorry that you had such a bad reaction to the ACV in your neti pot - although it seemed a long time coming if you did if for six months before having problems. Maybe using 1/2 teaspoon of ACV daily as a sinus wash was too much - did you try a few drops first? Unfortunately, not every remedy works for everyone all of the time - just like anything else in life. Anything you do (or eat, for that matter, in the case of allergies) is your own responsibility. Please don't blame Earth Clinic or _____s - that's why companies have disclaimers . . . use at your own risk. I hope your problems resolve.

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(Closter, Nj)

I too am allergic to mold; I NEVER had ANY adverse reactions to using ACV. Maybe its just the mold "die off"... Just use sea salt, and "DRINK" the ACV instead. It will cure your rhinitis, allergies, etc. you"ll see...

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Posted by Emi (Sarajevo, Bosnia) on 02/03/2012

After so, so many supplements, some helpful, some not, I still had critical allergy attacks every now and then, although cutting down on so, so much.. Then I read something about citric acid and how it is made from mold.. After starting to avoid it (IT IS HARD SINCE IT IS EVERYWHERE) I do feel better.. So if you are exposed to mold, look out for citric acid!

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Do your homework on a spore-forming bacteria called Bacillus Thuringiensis. There is quite a lot of research on this organism. Here is one study entitled:

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Posted by Carolyn (Cornwall, UK) on 12/12/2014

If you are worried about mould take 1 tspn of Bicarbonate of soda in water morning and night as bicarb kills all mould. Google it to find specific protocols. I found The cancer tutor realy informative with alternative treatments and links.

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Posted by Juliana (New Zealand) on 09/19/2013

I have recently discovered a website by an Italian Oncologist, Dr Simoncini, who has discovered that cancer is actually a fungal growth from candida and he has had great success curing people from all forms of cancer using baking soda mixed with molasses. I am thinking that as mould is a fungus, that this same procedure may work for those people infected with mould in their bodies. This is his website http://www.curenaturalicancro.com/

He really needs the support of people who believe in other cures other than just pharmaceuticals!

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Posted by Johnelle (Dallas, Texas) on 03/06/2013

Can someone please help me ASAP.. I have Black Mold & Aspergillosis poisoning..... Thank you Johnelle

Replied by Joy
(Battleground, Wash)

I read about this and they said don't remove the mold yourself, hire professionals. Since it is in your body you can use activated charcoal, from a health food store or pharmacy to help bind it. Hospitals use charcoal for poison and overdose cases. You can also desensitize your body with baking soda, follow directions on the box.

Replied by Timh
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
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Johnelle: Lots of good info and testimonies here on E.C.




Begin incorporating some of these remedies and give us an update so we can help you break thru this.

Replied by Kbam
(Frisco, Texas)

Johnelle: I live in the Dallas area too, and nearly died 5 times because of the toxic black/Aspergillosis/Pennicillian mold in the rental house about 15 months ago. For the past 8 months I have been obsessed with looking into the natural way to help myself and my family. I have had too many doctors not believe anything we tell them, 2 doctors tried to put me in the psych hospital, one doctor put me on Keppra that caused suicide and homicide issues, and it was the landlord's fault and no lawyers would help us, now I am disabled, epileptic, asthma, allergies etc... The most important thing I have found is liquid chlorophyll. I also take the basic vitamins abcdek, started sulfur, zeolite, selenium, and some mercola multi vitamins (just testing that one) I test every single month trying to find the right stuff to help my body. Each person behaves different, but I just keep trying. We had to move to an apartment, lost everything, lost 2 cats, and now I have learned how to never use chemicals in the house, eat organic/local foods. We are vegetarians now and try to stay away from process foods as much as we can. My kids got sick and my husband got sick, but they have been slowly getting better. Now if I am around any kind of mold (even small non toxic mold from food) my body will not stop shaking till I take kava kava. It is a nightmare to go through, please keep in touch with me I am always wanting to help or find out more information. I wish you luck.

Replied by Louwrence
(Rustenburg, North West, South Africa)

Hi everybody willing to read further. I had black mold where I stay which I tried to rid with spraying h2o2 on it, it just made a white foam but did not get rid of the mold, then I remembered Jim Humble claiming that sodium chlorite can kill any harmful organisms. What I did was sprinkle sodium chlorite then with a damp scotchbrite scrubbed it & so far so good & has not come back & I am so pleased.

Replied by Citygirl27
(Richardson, Tx, Usa)

Does anyone know the difference between sodium chlorite, and the sodium hypochlorite that is in average bleach? Thanks in advance.

Replied by Yuri
(Los Angeles, California, Usa)

It is important that you fix the mildew in your home as quickly as possible when you find it. Get someone to come out and assess the issue. It could just be a small patch of mold, but it might be growing in your wall and under the carpet too. Having somebody check it out will cost a personal loan, but you will get peace of mind knowing there aren't any problems.

Replied by Janet
(Dunn Loring, Virginia)

Johnelle, I have heard about a very good doctor that in right in Dallas TX.... Dr William Rea, who is is supposed to be excellent at helping folks detox from toxic mold. If you don't feel better at this point, I would contact Dr Rea.

Replied by Faith

I we had hidden black mold in our new new house and I began to get ill slowy first itchy eyes, tiredness, sinus issues, rash, nausea, dry heaves, dizziness , weight loss, stiff neck, tremors, heart palpitations, shortness of breath , blurred vision my brain was misfiring like it was on fire brain fog memory loss, and flu like feeling at this point I was totally home bound. It seemed like I saw a hundred doctors they had no idea of the cause. Two years later the wall cracked from water leak and the reason of my illness was made clear. I had black mold/mycotoxin exposure and inhalation illness. Most doctors do not know how to assess , test, or treat myctoxoins / black mold illness so if you suspect that you have this illness find a specialist . I have an MD that is an enviromental specialist. and another MD that knows how to treat mold illness. First thing both doctors told me was to MOVE OUT of the house we did. One MD subscribes to Dr Shoemaker's method of taking cholestyramine (3- 4x a day) which binds to the mold /mycotoxins and gathers it and takes it out of your body. I believe there is an alternative to Cholestyramine . Dr Shoemaker mentions some other things that are very effective being used in other countries but it is not used in the states, of course big pharma got the market cornered here

This is what I gathered from both of these medical doctors. One is get on a fungal free diet which I felt was pretty close to the SCD diet. Stop all sugar, grains, dairy, vinegars, cotton seed oils, hard cheeses, coffee, alcohol, peanuts and anything made from DRIED coconut oil. The list is longer you can look it up on the web. Nuts have mycotoxins on them and need to be treated before eating I just avoided them altogether. Take a high quality best probiotics take on an empty stomach for greater efficacy. The SCD diet has the method of making yogurt that was recommended that I use . This diet was imperative in healing the body. This diet is literally starving the mycotoxins of their food source so they die.

The was also given Gamma Detox FX the MD gave this to me is a very powerful detox formula with 50% zeolite laumontie, 50% calcium bentonite. A rare form of calcium based zeolites called laumonite, a form of zeolite for gentle and full body detox. Medi-Clay is a quantum-state, rare desert clay (calcium bentonite benonite clay zeolites) binding agent that carries all the toxins out of the body.

I was also given a few other natural things by my MD ZeoForce ( zeolite) , Mycotoxin inhibitor x20 , and ACZ nano extra strength this is activated cellular zeolite spray

Interesting when I got sick I had super low ferritin/iron and I was taking supplementS but iron was not building up. Ted on Earthclinic, nailed it he said fungus eats iron. When I started iron IV'S I had been on a fungal free diet so I know that I was getting the iron not feeding the mycotoxins.

Now here is the catch apparently cholestryamine has sugar in it. Please be aware of this fact , a good compounding he pharmacy can make it sugarfree.

The efficacy for Cholestyramine seems superior , to many other binding agents .

A couple other things is taking charcoal pills, and drinking 1/2 tsp baking soda in a glass of water daily helps kills fungus so does a couple drops of oregano oil in water kills fungus , Grapefruit seed extract is also great antifungal. Borax 1/8 tsp in a liter of water is helpful , you can also get the pellets in homepathic dept of the store

In order to not cross contaminate our new enviroment . We put everything in storage. Moved into all wood floor home. Since ammonia kills mycotoxins before moving I wore glove and eye goggles and we washed all of our clothes with ammonia and wiped out the dryer and washer with ammonia. That kills the myctoxins, I wiped down all our leather furniture, wood tables chair with ammonia and water and we tossed all fabric covered furniture pillow blankets

Mold/ mycotoxin poisoning disrupts many of the body processes /pathways. It can become very complicated , very quickly I think it is important to find a someone that is specialist that can slowly bring you entire body back into balance.

Replied by Kathy
(Las Vegas, US)

I just read an article about essential oils and how they kill mold in homes...the brand is Young Living and the oil is Thieves.

Replied by Timh
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Be careful if you have pets in the home if you do some herbal bombs. It may be advised to mix w/ water in a spray bottle for topical application, but then again, household Ammonia cleaner would be best. And if the home or vehicle has been flood damaged, it would be almost necessary to do several days of Ozone shock while the place is vacated.

Replied by Robyn
(Melbourne, AU)

Because I've been homeless for 5 yrs because of severe chemical sensitivity & other extreme symptoms I had to consider mould. It is also one of my big allergants, amongst many many others. I tried cholestraymine for 2 mths. Mine had saccharine in it. But constipation was an even bigger problem than normal. So I thought I'd try charcoal. I've tried many enviro doctors but they are at a loss. Hope you are doing better. Vinegars - does this include acv? I have severe copper toxicity so coconut oil is a no go. But I can't find what can relieve the pain. I've known people wheel chair bound from mould. And someone who got better from cancidas IV daily - very expensive but she is now normal. No more living in a tent or in a car because you're allergic to all building materials. We can't get it in this country.

Replied by Kbugg
(Kansas City Area (usa))

Precious Robyn: So sad you are dealing with so much! (Cyber hugs to you! ) And, sorry I am coming to this conversation so late!

Yes, stay away from apple cider vinegar, even the very best brand, as it is fermented! For me, after my very recent mold exposure, ACV was one of the things I was using to treat the symptoms (I broke out in a horrible case of hives---excruciating! ), totally unaware I was only feeding the problem!

I also can not eat naturally fermented sauerkraut, for the time being. That is really killing me, because I love the stuff! (And it was one of the things I purchased to help with the hives! ) Also, have to stay away from beer & wine, for the same reason.

I have done several things, including biofeedback (L.I.F.E. System), Bio-Electric resonance therapy & chiropractic. These 3, I feel, have been key for me. I feel the bio-electric resonance has done wonders for the mold issue. Another therapy, which I do not have access to currently, is RIFE treatments. Any of the better frequency-based treatments should prove beneficial, IMHO.

The bio-feedback session pinpointed some of the major contributing factors in my health crisis, including the fact that vinegar was excaberating the problem. (I can use distilled white vinegar with no problem. Use it in laundry & for household cleaning with no side-effects.)

Also, far-infrared will help. I used a friend's Bio-Mat and I feel that helped me as well.

I hope you can continue to explore ways to settle your body down, but I dare say that it is a daily challenge, since you have no place that is really 'home'. I am so hurt for you.....Hang tough.....Some of the best ways to heal our bodies do not cost all that much......And prayer does help, too......

Replied by Faith
(Pdx, US)

Taking Chlorella is one of the best binders, and taking activated charcoal is another binder that my MD recommended to me. Along with Pectaclear detox. Cholestyramine is great, but I really prefer Chlorella since Chlorella is a natural binder .

I had a re-exposure to mold at a newer hotel we stayed at so I took a bath with a couple tablespoons of ammonia ... I did wear eye goggles while I soaked in the bath. This helps

I noticed now that so many places have water leak issues and /or mold so be mindful of hotels, restaurants, the work place, car, even going to old antiques stores or an old historical building can now trigger issues.

Replied by Robyn
(Melbourne, AU)

Kbugg, thanks for your thoughts. Would still like those that don't believe that someone would become so allergic they live in a car as a woman alone, in so much pain they can't get food. There are others.



These people are expressing their sadness and the facts. They're not just rants. Add another 8 yrs onto the woman crying with her mother for all her suffering for 13 yrs and she might not have any friends & family left, missed the boat for having her own family, some people cry for just that alone, & she might have become so allergic she has to live by herself in a car.I found where Ted has written about hydrocarbons; tiles and carpets so he believes it is possible you can't live around building materials and that the liver is compromised. Since I first read this years ago I have done and continue to all he has recommended + I have pages of other treatments which includes biofeedback, electrical regenesis, chiropractic. I am no better. The electrical made me much worse. I was probably too toxic. Anyway, to all those non believers I may have found a reason why I have such severe allergies, cell impermeability, unable to make atp, to digest proteins, carbs, fat, cannabilising body proteins, ammonia, xylene, metal poisoning, suffering liver, kidney, thyroid dysfunction, chronic infections, high ca, cu, inflammation & depression & such awful liver profile - I have almost no sodium, potassium and many minerals which were normal are now nil. Low sodium, potassium causes all these things.

You have to know what you're dealing with before you can try to get better.

Replied by Eric
(Saratoga Springs, New York, US)

OXYGEN!!! OXYGEN!!! OXYGEN!!! BARLEYGRASS JUICE POWDER!!! RAW FOODS!!! WHEATGRASS!!! DIGESTIVE ENZYMES!!! (with and without meals). MILK THISTLE!!! GREEN JUICES!!! (so many minerals and phytonutrients). All of this will build great health and increase your immune system. Brian Clement the leader of Hippocrates Health Institute found that if you eat 90% raw food your immune system stays strong. With juices also. Once you go down to 70% it drops a little. 5% more cooked food and it drops to around 50%.

Replied by L. Reiland

For those persons having constipation while taking cholestraymine, drink 1-2 tablespoons of a good virgin olive oil with your meals and you will not have any cholestraymine caused constipation again.

I have been on a custom compounded cholestraymine since 2007 for Mold Mycotoxins Diesase that is the pure resin only, no synthetic nor natural sugars, nor any other fillers such as aspartame, which is banned in most countries of the world.

Replied by Hilary
(BC, Canada)

Where do I buy the chlorestraymine you describe?

Replied by Epeach

I wanted to thank you for your post! I was looking through my plethora of items I have in my home. I realized that my enzyme contact solution has that ingredient. I squirted it on my window sill and various little spots in my bathroom that were moldy. It foamed up right away. My home is not infested, but I knew even a small amount in an non-ventilated bathroom could grow and cause a problem. I assumed if it is safe for my eyes, it must be safe enough to clean with!


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Posted by William C (Dallas) on 09/27/2021

I was very sick in 2005 from mold, arsenic and nickel. I got 70% well, but after doing my own stem cells in Dec of 2019, I got very sick 4 months later. I've lost 30 lbs of muscle with severe spinal pain and neurological issues. I've been terrified its invasive fungus but all docs say no.

I've been to Klinghardt and Simon Yu. I've spent 75,000 with no real improvement from docs. I soaked my mouth guard in Borax a few days ago and after wearing it yesterday, I feel way better. I'm wanting to go to Ted's clinic in Thailand for treatment but don't have contact info. Any help or advice is appreciated so much!!!

Replied by Charity
(faithville, Us)

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Possible your stem cells put your immune system on high alert. As far as Ted, enjoy all the work he has put into this site and all the people that commented on how much it changed their lives. He is not available any longer to help others.

Borax tells you many things. Calcium out of balance, fungal issues, hormone out of balance and many other things. Borax releases calcium out of soft tissues. Calcium in soft tissues creates misery. Chanca piedra helps break stones up as they come out of soft tissue and I would use it daily. Xylitol also does wonders for mouth issues Go low dose and slow to keep misery from overwhelming you. Blessings, Charity

Fear is a door and produces cortisol problems....

William C
(Dallas, Texas)

This has been a living hell. I wish Ted was still here!! I'm going to start Borax to see if it can help. I'm assuming that Borax is not only good for fungal issues, but also bacterial, parasites, etc...

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William C,

While you are looking for a remedy for your spinal issue that is causing you significant pain, it may be worth discussing the use of a TENS unit with your doctor or medical care professional for the purpose of pain management until an adequate repair of your spine has been achieved by whatever remedies you attempt for spinal repair. Something like borax can take up to 3 or 4 months to reach its maximum potential for pain relief in arthritis according to Dr. Rex Newnham who founded the use of borax/boron as a potential treatment for some forms of arthritis.

I recently wrote about using TENS as a non invasive, non addictive and inexpensive approach to pain management here :


Best of luck with getting relief from your back pain, as it can make daily life miserable, I know from experience!


Posted by Art (California ) on 09/01/2017 2142 posts

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey many people will have to deal with their flooded homes, many of which did not have flood insurance. The combination of high moisture levels in these homes combined with summer heat creates a very good breading environment for mold. An anti-mold treatment that is relatively safe, inexpensive and effective is a saturated solution of borax applied via a spray device such as a garden sprayer. Hydrogen peroxide can also be combined with the borax to help increase the anti-mold effect. Vinegar can also be combined with borax as an effective anti-mold agent. Vinegar mixed with hydrogen peroxide is a very powerful disinfectant, but is not nearly as safe to use as borax, borax with hydrogen peroxide or borax and vinegar. Hydrogen peroxide and vinegar creates peracetic acid which is too powerful a disinfectant to be used safely by most people and should be left to people who are experienced in the use of peracetic acid.

I have used a combination of borax and hydrogen peroxide in a spray to treat wood that had mold on it. Bleach will kill mold on the surface of wood and will bleach the mold color away but will not kill what is below the surface and is not anywhere as safe to use as the borax and hydrogen peroxide. This mix can also be useful to deter ants which appear to be a problem in some of the flooded areas.

Reconstruction should not start until the mold has been eradicated and proper safety and breathing apparatus should be worn whenever mold is present.


Posted by Jake (Khobar, Saudi Arabia) on 02/09/2015

Our compound is 10 years old and has five floors, each level at one time or another has been ravaged by black mold. Water leaks from the roof and leaky plumbing in units has exasperated the problem along with no treatment for years. Ongoing employee illnesses are all the same as exposure to black mold symptoms. The top two floors are covered in black mold now and in our units mold creeps in. Wish I could attach a picture.

Will borax eliminate this type of severe mold issue? After a year of no response the company will now apply borax. The AC system is infected. I am really asking can this type of chronic mold infestation be addressed or is moving out the solution?

Replied by Sim

Please apply 3 coats of bleach (1/4 cup bleach powder in 1 quart water) on all the walls/ceilings/furniture/everything to kill the fungus. Then, scrape of the whole paint of the walls, ceilings. Re-paint with borax mixed in the paint.

Replied by Joy
(Russell Springs)

Move out! Asap! If its in ur hvac then the mycotoxsin from the black mold have probably gotten in your belongings as well. Mycotoxsin are very dangerous to your health they are extremely toxic. I've been going through a similar situation. You need to read on black mold and its effects on ur health good luck.

Posted by Zack (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) on 11/15/2011

Ok so Ted got back to me with an awesome reply on mold exposure chlorinated water causing hairloss, which I am greatful for... but I feel this is an important question that hasn't been asked on this site... I am about to be desensitized to mold via injections/drops under the tongue, but I am wondering if I start washing my hair with borax, and or injesting borax/clove oil/manganese/sodium ascorbate etc.. If it will have any effect on the desensitisation process?

Any reply would be greatly appreciated!