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Mold Allergies

Molds is said to be a major contributor to seasonal and recurrent allergic rhinitis as well as other health related problems. There are thousand of molds that exist, the spores can easily become airborne and can be found almost anywhere. Due to the small size of molds spores they can attack the protective mechanisms of the nose and upper respiratory tract.  

Common symptoms associated with exposure to certain kinds of molds might include nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, wheezing, aggravation of asthma, cold/flu like symptoms, rashes, fever, shortness of breath, lack of ability to concentrate, fatigue and sometimes infections of the lung.

Molds can be found in different areas either indoors or outdoor because mold spores are easily airborne and can float in and out of the house and form new colonies wherever they land. Indoor mold allergen can cause allergies all year round. Mold in the home can include damp basements and closets, bathrooms (especially shower stalls), places where fresh food is stored, refrigerator drip trays, house plants, air conditioners, humidifiers, garbage pails, mattresses, upholstered furniture and old foam rubber pillows. Other favorable places ideal for mold to grow includes paper and paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, wood, wood products, dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation materials, dry wall, carpet and fabric. Outdoor mold can be found in compost piles, cut grass, wooded areas, fallen leaves, soil, debris and other surfaces. Excess to moisture is main factor that leads to mold problems indoor and outdoors. To prevent indoor mold try to keep the humidity level in the home below 40%. You can achieve this by using an air conditioner or dehumidifier during the hot humid months of summer. To prevent mold outdoors, try to fix up improperly vented dryers, neglected gutters and poor drainage of foundation water.

Another place where mold is common is on food. The symptoms of mold allergy may be brought on or worsened by eating foods that contains molds. Molds is most likely to grow on cheeses, mushrooms, dries fruits (such as raisins, dates, apricots, figs, and prunes), foods containing yeast, soy sauce, vinegar, mayonnaise, some salad dressings, chili sauce, pickles, olives, sour cream, sour cream, milk, wine, smoked meats and fish and some canned juices.

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