Mold is a type of fungus that grows in moist areas. There are so many places in our households that are conducive for the growth of mold. They could be outside in the environment or inside the house. Mold reproduces by means of spores, which are very small. Once one breathes in these spores in the air, the body tries to fight them through its immune system thus causing allergies. If one experiences allergic symptoms, there are mold allergy treatment options to combat them.
Symptoms of Mold Allergy
When exposed to mold, the body displays a number of symptoms that are often not recognized. Here are some of the symptoms of an allergic reaction to mold:
• Itchy nose and ears
• Hair loss
• Blocked nose
• Running nose
• Watery eyes
• Shortness of breath
• Redness of the eyes
• Itchiness of the skin
• Symptoms of a flu
There are also other types of molds that are dangerous to human beings. Exposure to these kinds of molds can cause more severe symptoms. An example of toxic mold is the black mold. Some of the symptoms to look out for in the case of exposure to poisonous mold are:
• In severe cases, death can occur
How to Avoid Mold
Molds occur naturally in moist and warm areas. These areas could very well be inside your home. The one sure way of avoiding mold is making sure that you live in a clean and dry environment. Ensure that the surfaces in the house are clean and dry at all times. If there was mold previously, ensure that you clean regularly using a vacuum cleaner to ensure that there are no spores in the air, hence preventing any mold allergies and infections in the home. Also remember to dispose of the mold after removing it.
Food Mold and How to Avoid It
Mold does not only grow on surfaces, but also on food. Mold can also cause serious infections when consumed. You can avoid food mold by ensuring that you store food in a dry place and always check the food before you eat it.
Mold Allergy Treatment
There are a number of drugs that can be used to control allergic reactions caused by mold exposure. You can go to a hospital and have a doctor prescribe a drug or just buy one at a reputable pharmacy. These drugs come in different forms depending on the nature of the allergy. You can also use anti-fungal drugs to treat mold allergies.
Shots for Mold Allergy
Mold allergy can come with many undesirable and uncomfortable symptoms. There are, therefore, shots that are administered to people who still show symptoms of allergies even after being treated. These shots are administered regularly for continued results whereby the symptoms of the mold allergies are suppressed.
It is very easy to prevent mold allergies and infections before they even strike your household. By ensuring a clean and dry environment both inside and outside the house, you can avoid molds completely.
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