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What is Mold Allergy?

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  Koramangala, bengaluru, karnataka, india, Bengaluru     Feb 9, 2017

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In-mold allergy our immune system overreacts when we breathe in mold spores.

Causes

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.

Symptoms

  • Sneezing
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • A cough and postnasal drip
  • Itchy eyes, nose, and throat
  • Watery eyes
  • Dry, scaly skin

Diagnosis

The doctor will do a physical examination and will prescribe you some tests:

  • Skin prick test
  • Blood test

Treatment

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.

Oral decongestants

Decongestant Nasal Sprays

Montelukast

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