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- Feb 09 2017
What is Mold Allergy?
In-mold allergy our immune system overreacts when we breathe in mold spores.
Mold allergy is triggered by an overly sensitive immune system response. When you inhale tiny, airborne mold spores, your body recognizes them as foreign invaders and develops allergy-causing antibodies to fight them.
Molds are very common both inside and outside. Some of the common molds that cause allergies include Alternaria, Aspergillus, Cladosporium, and Penicillium.
- Runny or stuffy nose
- A cough and postnasal drip
- Itchy eyes, nose, and throat
- Watery eyes
- Dry, scaly skin
The doctor will do a physical examination and will prescribe you some tests:
- Skin prick test
- Blood test
The best treatment for any allergy is to avoid exposure to triggers. There are several medications which can ease your symptoms:
Nasal corticosteroids: It prevents and treats the inflammation caused by an upper respiratory mold allergy.
Antihistamines: These help with itching, sneezing and runny nose.
Decongestant Nasal Sprays