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The Symptoms of Mold Exposure

A significant number of us who suffer from chronic sinusitis will tell you that mold spores are the cause of our condition. In fact, apart from those afflicted by asthma and other allergic conditions, relatively healthy people can become extremely ill from mold exposure. This is because mold produces toxic chemicals referred to as mycotoxins that lead to various health problems.

Mold Exposure Symptoms

Some of the most common symptoms of mold exposure include:

Allergic reactions

Infections

Irritation of the skin

Those with lung issues can develop:

  • Fevers
  • Infections
  • Coughing

Other symptom manifestations resemble those of pneumonia.

Allergic reactions to molds and the emergence of other symptoms can occur over time in individuals with no prior history of sensitivity. They include:

  • Fatigue
  • Skin rash
  • Skin irritation
  • Headaches

Another common symptom of mold exposure is rhinitis, which is usually referred to as hay fever. It consists of a range of respiratory issues, some of which include:

  • Redness in the eyes
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose

Apart from the well-known symptoms, mold exposure can lead to the development of opportunistic diseases that can have a devastating impact on its victims, such as those with a weakened immune system due to ailments like AIDS. Healthy individuals can at times develop athlete’s foot or yeast infections due to mold exposure.

All of the symptoms mentioned above are caused by the harmful mycotoxins found in mold. If you suspect that you are a victim of mold exposure, consult your doctor as soon as possible. Remember that mold can survive both inside and outside your home.

Almost any home or commercial property can rapidly become overrun with mold. In fact, mold can spread throughout a structure within two days. Because mold can create allergens and irritations, you should contact us for an inspection if you believe you have a mold problem. If we find mold, we have the skills, equipment, and experience to remedy the situation. Contact us online or by calling 651-994-6844.

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