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Symptoms of Mold Exposure


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Symptoms of Mold Exposure

Mold and mildew thrive in conditions that are damp and moist. Places in your home like the basement, crawlspace, or attic provide the perfect environment for mold to flourish. If nothing is done to address this

Mold allergies are the most common effects of mold on sensitive people. Both the mold itself and mold spores may lead to allergic reactions. The symptoms of an allergic reaction to mold include:

  • Sneezing
  • Itchy eyes, nose and throat
  • Watery eyes
  • Redness of the eyes
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Cough and postnasal drip
  • Wheezing
  • Rashes or skin irritation

Furthermore, mold or mold spores can cause asthma attacks to those who suffer from asthma. The signs and symptoms of a mold-induced asthma attack include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest tightness
  • Wheezing
  • Coughing

People exposed to mold can also show symptoms of an irritant reaction:

  • Headache
  • Skin irritation
  • Eye irritation
  • Cough
  • Hoarseness
  • Runny nose

You can be affected by mold even if you’re not allergic to mold. Various health problems can result from mold exposure, such as skin infections, flu-like diseases and pneumonia. In the worst cases, mold exposure can severely affect people with chronic lung illnesses, such as obstructive lung disease.

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It’s very difficult to predict how severe the health risks associated with mold in a home can be. In addition, the degree of severity of the potential health problems differs from person to person. The length of the exposure to mold and the type of mold are also important factors in determining the health risks.

Find out how to prevent mold in your home and how to clean up mold. If you need professional mold cleaning services, don’t hesitate to contact Basement Solutions.