Children’s Symptoms Poll

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This poll was conducted in the Mold Avoiders Facebook group in April 2017.

A total of 138 group members participated, with responses listed below.

The question read:

This poll is for parents who have had children with reactivities to mold toxins to list the symptoms that children have experienced. If you have more than one child, please just mark all of the symptoms that any of the children have had. Please list symptoms that were experienced by children under age 18.

 

78%  Dark circles under eyes (107 respondents)

72%  Focus or concentration issues (100 respondents)

67%  Mood swings (92 respondents)

62%  Anxiety (85 respondents)

57%  Food intolerances (79 respondents)

54%  Unrefreshing sleep (74 respondents)

53%  Anger episodes (73 respondents)

53%  Headaches (73 respondents)

49%  Sound sensitivity (68 respondents)

47%  Insomnia (65 respondents)

47%  Joint pain (65 respondents)

46%  Body aches (63 respondents)

45%  Rashes (62 respondents)

44%  Very pale skin (61 respondents)

43%  ADD or ADHD (59 respondents)

43%  Stuffy nose (59 respondents)

41%  Chemical sensitivities (57 respondents)

41%  Memory issues (57 respondents)

41%  Abdominal pain (56 respondents)

41%  Poor stress tolerance (56 respondents)

41%  Spaciness (56 respondents)

40%  Obsessive-compulsive behaviors (55 respondents)

37%  Constipation (51 respondents)

36%  Problems with math (50 respondents)

35%  Chronic fatigue (48 respondents)

35%  Exercise intolerance (48 respondents)

34%  Bloody noses (47 respondents)

34%  Light sensitivity (47 respondents)

33%  Sinus infections (46 respondents)

33%  Tantrums (46 respondents)

33%  Trouble learning new things (46 respondents)

33%  Forgetfulness (45 respondents)

32%  Decreased sociability (44 respondents)

32%  Depression (44 respondents)

31%  Generally feeling terrible (43 respondents)

31%  Loss of self confidence (43 respondents)

31%  Weight loss/underweight (43 respondents)

30%  Appetite swings (41 respondents)

30%  Excessive urination (41 respondents)

30%  Organization issues (41 respondents)

26%  Ear infections (36 respondents)

26%  Eyesight problems (36 respondents)

25%  Muscle cramps (34 respondents)

25%  Weakness (34 respondents)

24%  Nail biting (33 respondents)

23%  Word recollection issues (32 respondents)

22%  Always feeling cold (31 respondents)

22%  Easy bruising (31 respondents)

22%  Frequent colds/flus (31 respondents)

21%  Cough (29 respondents)

21%  Poor coordination (29 respondents)

20%  Bed wetting (28 respondents)

20%  Excessive thirst (28 respondents)

20%  Food cravings (28 respondents)

20%  Itchy throat (28 respondents)

20%  Warts (28 respondents)

20%  Confusion (27 respondents)

20%  Lyme disease (27 respondents)

19%  Asthma (26 respondents)

18%  Blood sugar issues (25 respondents)

18%  Feeling that friends have become enemies (25 respondents)

17%  Difficulties remembering numbers (24 respondents)

17%  Itchy ears (24 respondents)

17%  Difficulties communicating (23 respondents)

17%  Dislike of being touched (23 respondents)

17%  Increased tardiness (23 respondents)

17%  Morbid thoughts (23 respondents)

16%  Hair loss (22 respondents)

16%  Ice-pick pain (22 respondents)

15%  Difficulty running (21 respondents)

15%  Red eyes (21 respondents)

15%  Suicidal ideation (21 respondents)

14%  Fingers in mouth (20 respondents)

14%  Hives (20 respondents)

14%  Itching or burning (20 respondents)

14%  PANDAS/PANS (20 respondents)

14%  Dyslexia (19 respondents)

13%  Dilated pupils (18 respondents)

12%  Air hunger (17 respondents)

12%  Excessive sweating (17 respondents)

12%  ASD/autism (16 respondents)

12%  Diarrhea (16 respondents)

12%  Disorientation (16 respondents)

12%  Stimming (16 respondents)

12%  Weight gain/overweight (16 respondents)

11%  Orthostatic intolerance – difficulties sitting or standing (15 respondents)

10%  Seizures  (14 respondents)

9%  Slow wound healing (12 respondents)

9%  TMJ (12 respondents)

9%  Vomiting (12 respondents)

8%  Hoarse voice (11 respondents)

7%  Push-crash syndrome (10 respondents)

7%  Dead creativity (9 respondents)

7%  Narcissism (9 respondents)

6%  Inability to speak loudly (8 respondents)

4%  CRPS (5 respondents)

4%  Red skin (5 respondents)

1%  Anaphylactic response to ibuprofen (2 respondents)

 

Additional Mentions

Allergies

Arthritis

Broken bones

Chest pain

Decreased sense of smell

Depersonalization

Diabetes, Type 1

Ear pressure

Feel too hot

Gall bladder problems

Gastroparesis

Mast cell issues

Menstrual irregularities

Migraines

Nausea

Night wakings

Photographic memory

Reflux

Rib pain

Skin infections

Sleep apnea

Speaks loudly

Stroke

Swelling

Tics

Tonsilitis

Whining

 

 

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