How Does Mold Cause Allergies?

How Does Mold Cause Allergies?

Mold does serve an important function in nature: It breaks down dead plant matter. Instead of seeds sprouting - as in plants - it grows and spreads through microscopic spores. Those spores are the cause of allergic reactions for some people.
Though many people do not know that they have mold in their homes, the following recurring mold symptoms may be a cause for concern:

Common Mold Allergy Symptoms

  • Sneezing,
  • Itching skin,
  • Redness and skin irritation,
  • Watery, itching eyes,
  • Headaches.

Advanced Stages of Mold Exposure

If you are not sure where the symptoms are coming from, you should contact a certified mold remediation specialist immediately. Being exposed to mold can make you very ill, and can have serious health consequences. We want to make sure you are aware of any symptoms, and you take the correct actions to make your home and office space healthy.

Common advanced mold allergy symptoms are:

  • Constant headaches,
  • Feelings of constant fatigue & breathing disorders,
  • Skin rashes,
  • Sudden asthma attacks,
  • Ear infections and pain,
  • Chronic sinus infections, chronic bronchitis, and pain in the joints and muscles.

Contact a Professional:

People with serious mold allergies may have more severe mold symptoms which can include fever and shortness of breath or even mold infections in their lungs. In 2004, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) found there was sufficient evidence to link indoor exposure to mold with mold symptoms such as upper respiratory tract symptoms, cough and wheeze in otherwise healthy people. Recent studies also suggest a potential link of early mold exposure to development of mold symptoms such as mold allergies and asthma in children, particularly among those who may be genetically susceptible to asthma development.

Call a credentialed mold testing firm to perform an air quality assessment. They can perform tests to show you the types and amounts of mold in your home.

If you're looking for a 'bottom line' response to your mold questions, contact AdvantaClean online or call our Toll Free Customer Care line at 877-800-2382 and we'll be happy to help.