What Health Symptoms May Be A Sign Of Mold

Mold in your home can come in many different shapes and colors. To get a grasp on what you are dealing with, it is important to understand black mold and how it could affect you if ignored. Understanding black mold will help you spot it earlier and rid your home before it starts affecting your and your family’s health.

All mold at certain levels can cause reactions and be damaging to your health. You have probably seen “black mold” and “toxic mold” when researching what is going on in your home. Black or toxic mold refers to molds that produce toxins into the air. Mold exposure can bring a variety of different health problems, specifically for more at-risk communities as discussed below.

How Mold Affects Different People

Mold exposure can cause certain symptoms, but they may vary from person to person. Our immune systems are different and we all have different pre-existing conditions, so of course, mold is going to affect each individual differently – just like any virus or infection.

Our bodies have grown some sort of resilience to the amount and types of mold we’re exposed to in the outdoors. However, when indoor mold levels are as high as outdoor levels, allergies and other health issues can result. Some may develop symptoms quickly while others under the same roof may not experience any symptoms at all. People with existing health problems are more susceptible. Those include people with asthma or other chronic respiratory diseases, those that are already allergic to mold, and people with suppressed immune systems. Alcohol, smoking, and poor diet also affect how susceptible you are to mold poisoning.

Symptoms of Mold Exposure

Depending on the type of mold and the way an individual was exposed to it, the symptoms may vary. In addition to this, mold poisoning can sometimes be seasonal. Due to the fact that symptoms can be seasonal and can vary from person to person, it is extremely important to stay up to date with mold appraisals. With that being said, below are some common symptoms that come with exposure to mold.

  • Mold Allergy Sneezing
  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Eye irritation 
  • Sore, dry throat
  • Dry cough or sneezing
  • Skin irritation
  • Fever
  • Chest pain
  • Wheezing or difficulty breathing
  • Wet cough (with mucus or blood)

Contact Mold Doctors

If you notice these symptoms, talk with your doctor and contact your local mold exterminators.  Symptoms can worsen and if not handled properly can lead to more damaging health consequences. At Mold Doctors, we can provide professional removal services. Get a free quote today! 

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