If you seem to always have allergy symptoms no matter what season it is, you may have an allergy to mold in your home. Mold can cause stuffy noses, coughing, wheezing and irritation of the eyes and throat, especially in people who are sensitive to mold. Here's what you need to know.
See an Allergist for Testing
Your first step is to get screened by an allergist. It's important to determine if your allergy symptoms are related to mold before it severely compromises your health. Some people may develop severe reactions to mold over time, such as obstructive lung disease and other chronic lung illnesses.
Tell the allergist what your symptoms are and that you are concerned that you may be allergic to mold. If you are diagnosed as having a mold allergy, you'll need to find the mold and remove it. If you are not diagnosed with a mold allergy, you may have a sensitivity to mold. Either way, it's a good idea to learn more about this topic and check for mold.
Where to Look for Mold in Your Home
Of course, you probably may have already looked for mold in your bathroom, since most people consider bathrooms to have the highest humidity levels. And, you may have already looked in your crawl space (or basement) and attic for mold, since those are fairly obvious areas as well. But, mold can be found in a number of other places. Here's where else to look:
It's important to remove the offending allergen so you can breathe easily again. After you've removed the mold from your home, you may find relief from your allergy symptoms. It's important to keep your home mold-free with regular maintenance of these appliances and utility systems.Share
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