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How can I avoid a mold allergy?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

You can't prevent a mold allergy from developing, but you can prevent symptoms of an allergic reaction. The best way to prevent mold allergy symptoms is by avoiding mold spores. Although it's almost impossible to avoid mold spores altogether, there are steps you can take to reduce your exposure to mold. To help prevent mold growth in your home, use special air filters in your air conditioner and furnace, and use a dehumidifier in areas of your home that may be especially damp. Since bathrooms can be areas of high mold growth, make sure you clean bathrooms regularly and keep them well-ventilated. If you go outside, consider wearing a face mask to limit the amount of mold you breathe in.

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