Sinus issues in the family?

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   Posted 12/27/2012 12:25 PM (GMT -6)   
This has been happening the last four to five years, and unfortunately I haven't found an answer yet. Figured I'd ask on here to see what others think:
I currently live with my parents and sister, and all of them have major post nasal drip issues. Constant clearing of the throat, nose and sinuses. They do own a cat (which I'm allergic to) but I know the rest of my family has been tested for allergies and have none to dander or anything else.
The only explination I could come up with is that we used to live in a very old house for the majority of my life (so I guess 20 years) and it was very prone to mold. Now I've been checked out and I don't have mold exposure anywhere in me as far as I know, but could breathing that stuff in permanently mess up sinuses for other people even after they are away from it? I know I'm probably reaching but thats why I'm asking on here.
Thanks for any helpful suggestions.

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   Posted 12/27/2012 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I guess it will depend on the type of mold. Everyday household mold doesn't cause much issue for people unless they are sensitive or allergic to it but black mold is different. Black mold is a health hazard and can have long term ramifications. Look up black mold online and see if this is what you're looking for.
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   Posted 12/28/2012 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Maybe get into and Ear, Nose, Throat Doctor (ENT for short) and see if there is a lingering infection in your sinses and then go from there to an allergy doctor, there are ways to clean up an older house, like getting tiles placed down and having carpets removed, getting air filters replaced, maybe a new air conditioner if it can be afforded they are expensive, hope your doing better soon and keep us posted...Many well wishes.
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   Posted 12/31/2012 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Well i have been to an ENT because I got turbanite reduction done to my sinuses which helped quite a bit, but he said there was no infection for me at least in my nose, even though I have post nasal drip too. My family doesn't live in that old house anymore; they moved out and are in a nice new apartment just last year. But thats what I was trying to find out, is that if there are any conditions that can effect a whole family like mold that can have lasting effects on the sinuses even after being away from it.
Like I mentioned before, I don't want to just assume it is mold, but I'm not sure what else would cause all of my family members to constantly clear their throat, blow nose, etc when it's not the flu or a cold.
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