MOLD ALLERGIES

Mold AllergiesMold is most commonly described as fungi that grow as fibers and reproduce by developing mold (fungal) spores. Molds can be found outdoors and indoors. The spores released by mold are floating in the atmosphere all of the time. We, as humans, are exposed to mold spores on a daily basis that don’t generally pose a threat to us. Some people have or can develop mold allergies. Most time when a human develops a mold allergy it’s because their immune system is very sensitive. In cases as such, the body then treats the mold as an allergen. Mold allergies usually peak at the end of summer, but some people can have mold allergies all year round depending upon the region they live in. The most common mold spores that cause mold allergies are: Alternaria, Cladosporium, Aspergillus, Epicoccum, and Fusarium. Some symptoms of mold allergies are sneezing, coughing, itchy and burning eyes, and sometimes rashes. Most mold allergy symptoms are also considered symptoms of asthma. Immunotherapy is a one suggested treatment for mold allergies because it provides relief to several of the mold allergy symptoms. This shot helps your body build a natural immunity to these particular mold allergies. Also people with mold allergies should try to avoid over exposure and contact with mold spores by wearing a mask while spending extensive time outside. People are also encouraged to take medicine for nasal congestion and other allergy-like symptoms. Mold allergies are common, but there are more preventive methods now to help people affected by mold allergies cope with them.

 

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