- Q What is mold?
Dr. Larry Chiaramonte, Allergy & ImmunologyMolds are widespread in the environment and are common causes of severe allergies and asthma. Molds are a primitive type of plant. Their spores are similar in size to pollen grains. Some common molds are visible, such as the blue mold that grows on stale... Full Answer
- Q What causes mold allergy?
Mold allergy can be caused by exposure to several different kinds of molds, including penicillium, cladosporium, alternaria, and aspergillus. Allergies begin when your body is exposed to mold spores and labels them as intruders. The next time you breathe... Full Answer
- Q What are the treatment options for mold allergy?
The best thing you can do to treat your mold allergy is avoid breathing in mold spores. Unfortunately, it is unrealistic to expect to avoid an airborne allergen as common as mold, so your next best option is medication. Though medications can't prevent... Full Answer
- Q How do I get rid of mold in my house?
Dr. Larry Chiaramonte, Allergy & ImmunologyHouses that are prone to mold can be painted with a product like Caliwel, which has been approved by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) to kill molds on contact. It is applied like any paint and can be active for up to six years, although... Full Answer
- Q What are some natural remedies for seasonal allergies?
Dr. Gerry Curatola, DentistryGo natural and try using nasal irrigation to cleanse and clear your sinuses. Nasal irrigation with the use of a Neti (sinus)-pot works well. You can even make your own salt water solution (try using Himalayan salt -- the purest on earth with many vital... Full Answer