Mold Allergy

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Mold Allergy

Mold and the effects of mold on people that suffer from allergies have long been the focus of intense studies and debate among researchers and medical professionals. Mold allergies symptoms rang widely from person to person. Mold allergy can typically exhibit the same symptoms as a bad case of the flu. Depending on the time of year a person may experience more server symptoms when the weather is damp or humidity is high. Symptoms can range from and may include:

 Red watery eyes

 Runny nose

 Congestion and stuffy nose

 Shortness of breath

 Heavy chest

Always consult your family doctor or seek medical advice in the event you experience any of these symptoms or symptoms become chronic. Like any allergic reaction, the cause of mold allergy symptoms are usually triggered by an over sensitive immune systems. Mold spores are inhaled causing the human body to react to the foreign mold spore invaders resulting in allergy symptoms. Your body produces antibodies triggering the release of histamine the will intern cause the flu like symptoms.

Risk factors can affect the likelihood of developing allergy symptoms as a direct link to mold. Home and work place environment are probably the most likely cause of mold allergy symptoms. High levels of humidity and damp non vented working conditions contribute to mold growth causing mold allergies symptoms.

Reactions to mold exposure may include asthma, breathing restrictions, serious repertory problems and bleeding of the lungs especially in infants, small children and the elderly. Mold infection may occur in people with weak immune systems or people that are taking immune suppressing drugs.

Seek out medical attention immediately. Make a list of anything that you think many be of assistant to your doctor determining what may be contributing to your mold related symptoms. It is important to bring as much information as possible to your doctor’s appointment. Your doctor may blood testing and skin pricking. Your doctor may recommend additional testing and treatments.

The best defense is to take steps to stay clear of and avoid exposure that may trigger mold related symptoms. Sleep with your windows and doors closed. This will keep the mold spores out. Eliminate dampness in your home or work place with a dehumidifier. Install ceiling fans in areas with musty stagnate air circulation. Change air filters in your home or work place on a regular basis. Ensure shower and bathroom are well vented. Washing machine and dryer rooms should be vented as well. Ventilation is the key to controlling mold and mold allergies.

Mold allergy is a serious health concern. In the event you discover mold growing in your work place, it is important that you contact a professional mold remediation specialist and an air quality inspector as soon as possible.

By: Bradley Skierkowski