Discussions By Condition: Medical Stories

Working with Rhizopus

Posted In: Medical Stories 1 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 13, 2007
  • 02:29 PM

I have been working with rhizopus and I was wondering that if I was working with it, and I have to constantly smell it. Is this dangerous, I don't directly go up to it and start inhaling it though.

Reply Flag this Discussion

1 Replies:

  • Yes it is dangerous if you are immuno incompetent in any way ie diabetes.Or you have nasal trauma and then the spores could get lodged in your nose.I would suggest that you shopuld only work with Rhizopus in a laminar air flow cabinet. That said it is a bread mold and very common in the enviroment but I would suggest precautions.
    chrismia 159 Replies Flag this Response
Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.

Signs of a Psoriasis Flare

Know the five types of psoriasis and how to spot flares.

How Diabetes Medications Affect Your Appetite

Newer diabetes treatments can suppress appetite and aid weight loss.

What to Do For Dry Mouth

Try these tips to get your salivary glands back into action.

The Painkiller – Constipation Connection

Constipation is a common side effect of opioid and narcotic pain medicines.

9 Signs of Sensitive Skin

Is it sensitive skin or something else?