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What is Mold allergy?

What is 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.

Mold allergy: Introduction

Types of Mold allergy:

Types of Mold allergy:

Broader types of Mold allergy:

What causes Mold allergy?

Causes of Mold allergy: see causes of Mold allergy
Causes of Mold allergy: When inhaled, microscopic fungal spores or, sometimes, fragments of fungi may cause allergic rhinitis. Because they are so small, mold spores may evade the protective mechanisms of the nose and upper respiratory tract to reach the lungs. (Source: excerpt from Something in the Air Airborne Allergens: NIAID)

What are the symptoms of Mold allergy?

Symptoms of Mold allergy: see symptoms of Mold allergy

Onset of Mold allergy: symptoms are generally of a chronic nature and develop over a period of time

Seasonality of Mold allergy: In the warmest areas of the United States, however, molds thrive all year and can cause year-round (perennial) allergic problems. In addition, molds growing indoors can cause perennial allergic rhinitis even in the coldest climates. (Source: excerpt from Something in the Air Airborne Allergens: NIAID)

Mold allergy: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Mold allergy.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Mold allergy.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Mold allergy: Allergist/Immunologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Mold allergy.
Treatments for Mold allergy: see treatments for Mold allergy
Alternative treatments for Mold allergy: see alternative treatments for Mold allergy
Prevention of Mold allergy: see prevention of Mold allergy
Research for Mold allergy: see research for Mold allergy

Name and Aliases of Mold allergy

Main name of condition: Mold allergy

Other names or spellings for Mold allergy:

Fungus allergy


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