Asthma and Allergies
Mold spores are microscopic and easily airborne. Breathing them in can trigger symptoms and prompt severe asthma attacks or increase your allergies and the problems related to it. Especially if you or anyone at home have these two conditions.
If asthma or allergic situations are suddenly worsening and can’t pinpoint why, mold may be the one to blame. Since reactions can be quite serious, it’s important to remedy the problem right away. Only a healthcare provider can confirm that mold is causing these types of symptoms, but awareness of exposure can help put the source on the radar.
Eye, Skin, Nose & Throat Irritations
More than a cosmetic problem, mold can damage your home and contribute to health issues. Multiple types of mold can grow in the same area and you wouldn’t know the different types without testing. The most common indoor molds are the ones that can be seen growing in fabrics, wood, carpets, walls, basements, attics, or dry food items. Having mold in your home won’t necessarily make you sick, but it does have the potential to cause certain health issues. Touching or inhaling mold spores can cause allergy-like symptoms such as eye, nose, lung, and throat irritation, skin rash, and more.
Asthma and allergy symptoms related to mold exposure generally look like this:
- Runny nose and congestion
- Itchy or dry skin
- Water eyes
- Chest tightness
- Chronic cough
- Breath shortness