What are the symptoms of mold allergy?

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The most common symptoms of mold allergy include sneezing, coughing, bloodshot or watery eyes, and itchy skin, nose, eyes and throat. If you have asthma, mold spores can make your asthma worse, causing wheezing, shortness of breath and coughing. Symptoms can be triggered indoors or outdoors, and may appear only seasonally or last all the year long.

If you have symptoms that you think may be caused by mold allergy, you should talk with your doctor. This is especially important if your symptoms last for more than two weeks, or if they're causing severe breathing problems. Your regular doctor may recommend that you see an allergist, or a doctor who specializes in allergies and their symptoms. Your doctor will be able to diagnose your condition and will also be able to recommend the best treatment options for you.

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Environmental Allergies

Environmental Allergies

With environmental allergies, reducing your exposure to whatever is irritating you is key. Some people are allergic to household cleaners such as laundry detergent, hence the many varieties of mild detergent. With common irritants ...

like mold and dust, a cleaning routine can help. Reduce mold by removing houseplants, using a dehumidifier, avoiding carpet in the bathroom and cleaning indoor trash cans and shower curtains with a mix of water and chlorine bleach. Reduce dust by replacing carpets with wood or linoleum, removing drapes and feather pillows, regularly vacuuming soft furniture and floors, and washing bedding weekly.
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