When someone with a mold allergy inhales mold spores, the immune system releases histamine, which causes tissues to swell. This inflammation leads to a variety of symptoms that affect the respiratory system, sinuses, and eyes. If you have asthma, a mold allergy may worsen your systems or even cause a severe asthma attack. Having a mold allergy can also put you at risk for more serious complications like fungal infections in your sinuses or lungs.
- Q What is a mold allergy?
- Q Are houseplants bad for mold allergy symptoms?
- Q What do I need to know about caring for someone with mold allergy?
- Q What is mold?
- Q What are common environmental allergens?
- Q How do I manage my mold allergy on a daily basis?