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How does mold allergy affect the body?

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.

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