A Guide to Mold Allergies
Mold allergies can cause symptoms similar to seasonal allergies that are caused by trees, weeds, and grasses. If you discover yourself sneezing, coughing, or with itchy watery eyes, you may have seasonal allergies, or you may be allergic to the mold spores in the air. And, since mold can be found both in the home and outdoors, some people can suffer from mold allergies year round.
In today’s blog post, we are going to discuss mold allergies in more depth. We’ll speak about what causes them, the symptoms, and how they can be treated. Continue reading to learn more, and if you suffer from mold allergies, it’s time to try Allergena. Our homeopathic allergy-relief drops help your body build up a healthy immune response to mold so that you can find real relief from allergies. Learn more about how Allergena works and order the Allergena Mold Mix formula today.
What Causes Mold Allergies?
Mold can be found both outside of your home and inside of it. Mold releases spores into the air, and when you breathe them in, they may cause an allergic reaction that results in symptoms similar to seasonal allergies. Molds require food, air, water, and the appropriate temperature to grow. Many times molds are found underneath a pile of leaves in the fall, in the kitchen and bathroom of your home, or in compost piles as these places tend to provide mold with everything that it needs for optimal growth.
What Are the Symptoms of a Mold Allergy?
Symptoms of mold allergies can be extremely similar to other seasonal allergy symptoms and may include:
- Runny nose
- Itchy eyes
- Itchy nose
- Watery eyes
In addition to these symptoms, if mold spores get into your lungs they can also trigger asthma attacks in those who have asthma. Mold allergies can sometimes cause immediate symptoms, but othertimes it can cause a delayed onset of symptoms. Those who have athsma may experience their asthma symptoms progressively get worse overtime due to exposure to mold rather than an immediate onset of symptoms.
Rarely, some people may have a much more severe reaction to mold. Bronchopulmonary aspergillosis is a medical condition where an individual will have an allergic and inflammatory response to mold causing much more severe symptoms like wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath. This condition often appears similarly to asthma although it occurs in individuals who do not have asthma.
When Are Mold Allergies Most Likely to Occur?
Mold allergies can occur any time of year, especially those caused by mold inside the home. Places like your bathroom, basement, and kitchen may provide an ideal growth environment for mold.
Mold allergies caused by mold growing outside of your home are more likely to occur in the spring and fall. Unlike weeds, trees, and grasses, mold isn’t killed off during the winter months, rather, it goes dormant and stops producing spores when conditions are not ideal. So, in the spring when many areas are warm and damp, mold begins to produce spores again.
In many areas, the summer months do not usually provide enough moisture for mold to grow, although this can vary from region to region in the United States.
During the fall months, mold usually has plenty of places to hide and grow like piles of leaves, compost piles, and rotting logs, so this is another time of year that you may experience mold allergies.
How Can I Treat My Mold Allergy?
You will find plenty of over-the-counter allergy medicine in your local drug store, but these medications tend to treat your symptoms rather than the root of the problem. They also cause side effects like dizziness, sleepiness, and headaches.
Homeopathic Allergena is a natural allergy-relief remedy that helps your body build up a healthy immune response to mold. It introduces microdoses of the allergen so that your body has time to learn how to react in a healthy way, rather than with sneezing, coughing, and a runny nose.
Looking for Relief From a Mold Allergy?
Allergena can help you find relief from mold allergies. Our all-natural allergy-relief drops can help your immune system re-learn how to respond to the mold spores in the air rather than overreacting with the usually seasonal allergy side effects. Learn more about how Allergena works and order our Allergena Mold Mix today.