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Mold allergy

Mold allergy: Introduction

Mold allergy: Along with pollens from trees, grasses, and weeds, molds are an important cause of seasonal allergic rhinitis. People allergic to molds may have symptoms from spring to late ... more about Mold allergy.

Mold allergy: A mold allergy is an adverse reaction by the body's immune system to spores produced by a mold. Symptoms tend to occur in a seasonal pattern as spore production by molds tends to increase and decrease with changes in seasons. The specific symptoms that can result can vary amongst patients. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Mold allergy is available below.

Symptoms of Mold allergy

Treatments for Mold allergy

  • Avoid coming into contact with the allergen, various medications depending on the symptoms and severity: antihistamines, bronchodilators, inhaled corticosteroids, decongestants, nasal sprays, cromolyn sodium, immunotherapy
  • Treatment of mold allergy is dependant upon the type and severity of the allergic symptoms. Treatments for mold allergies include:
    • Allergen avoidance and minimisation of exposure - maintaining a dry environment in the house and workplace as much as possible.
    • Antihistamines - Useful for allergic rhinitis and some allergy mediated skin conditions. Not helpful in asthma except for mild seasonal asthma where allergy may be a precipitant.
    • Nasal sprays - including topical steroids and antiinflammatories used for allergic rhinitis
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Alternative Treatments for Mold allergy

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Mold allergy may include:

  • Ventilate areas prone to mold growth
  • Keep books in a glass case
  • Keep books out of the bedroom
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Types of Mold allergy

Causes of Mold allergy

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Mold allergy: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Mold allergy

Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases are difficult to diagnose. Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or ...read more »

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Article Excerpts about Mold allergy

Along with pollens from trees, grasses, and weeds, molds are an important cause of seasonal allergic rhinitis. People allergic to molds may have symptoms from spring to late fall. The mold season often peaks from July to late summer. Unlike pollens, molds may persist after the first killing frost. Some can grow at subfreezing temperatures, but most become dormant. Snow cover lowers the outdoor mold count dramatically but does not kill molds. After the spring thaw, molds thrive on the vegetation that has been killed by the winter cold. (Source: excerpt from Something in the Air Airborne Allergens: NIAID)

 

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