Mold Illness

Mold Illness

Mold is referred to many types of fungi found both indoors and outdoors. The organisms of fungus can be white, green, purple, orange and black.

Mold thrives in the presence of moisture and is often found on the surfaces where there is damp stagnant air like walls, appliances, floors, carpet, furniture, basements and crawlspaces.

Some of the common indoor mold species include Alternaria, Aspergillus, Penicillium, Trichoderma, Dreschslera, Acremonium, Stachybotrys, Cladosporium and Epicoccum.

For a person sensitive to mold, Inhaling or touching mold spores can lead to health problems like skin rash, sneezing, red eyes and runny nose.

Treatment

There are a number of medications that help you reduce the effects of mold illness, here are some of them.

Nasal corticosteroids: These nasal sprays are the most effective allergy medications for treating the inflammation caused by mold allergy.

Triamcinolone (Nasacort AQ), mometasone (Nasonex), Ciclesonide (Omnaris), fluticasone (Flonase), and budesonide (Rhinocort Aqua) are some examples of these medications.

Antihistamines: These medications are effective in getting rid of allergies like itching, sneezing and runny nose. Some over-the-counter (OTC) examples of these medications include cetirizine (Zyrtec Allergy), fexofenadine (Allegra) and loratadine (Alavert, Claritin).

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