Mold is a type of fungus that derives from tiny spores that float in the air. Certainly, mold can be damaging to the home when infestation worsens. However, many people don’t realize just how damaging mold can be to one’s health. Often, people attribute their allergies to a seasonal change, but mold exposure could very well be the cause of your allergies!
Mold Exposure & Allergies
If you have a sensitivity to mold, you may have a mold allergy. This allergy causes your immune system to overreact when you breathe in mold spores. Symptoms may include, but are not limited to:
- itchy eyes
- running or stuffy nose
- watery eyes
These symptoms can occur year-round or during certain times of the year. Additionally, symptoms are most noticeable when you are in areas with high concentrations of mold or moisture.
Treating Mold Allergies
There are various measures you can take to treat mold allergies and gain some relief. Some treatments may include, but are not limited to:
Reducing Mold Exposure: The most effective way to get rid of a mold allergy is by treating the mold in and around your home. It’s going to be important that you control moisture levels in your home to prevent mold from reappearing. Wherever you see mold, you can take a damp cloth and clean the affected area with the help of a cleaning agent. In some cases, it may be required that you call a mold professional to remove the mold in your home.
Medication: In the meantime, medication can help you relieve symptoms of a mold allergy. There are various medications available such as nasal sprays, allergy shots, and antihistamines. However, be sure to consult with your physician before taking any new medication.
Bio Pro Mold Inspection and Testing Can Help
Mold can disrupt your life and health, but there’s good news! Bio Pro Mold Inspection and Testing can help you control and eradicate mold. If you suspect that your allergies are a result of mold in your home, it’s imperative that you deal with the issue immediately. Call us today!