Dose My Stuffy Nose Mean Mold Allergy?

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Sharing from  Margaretcook and Fed up: " Hello I am margaretcook from summerwood apartments in Hayward CA the place has toxic black mold I have all those systems and x boyfriend has stuffy nose also but he in dinaile about it the mold put hair loss and stuffy noses every systems on me I am chocking gasping for air supply to breath and thigh belly pain cramping pressure to it made terrible — Margaretcook " "I have same issues. I smell burnt wires, plastic and toast. As well as, sugary smell of rotten fruit. No one smells what I smell ants say in crazy — Fed up " Stuffy nose is too mild to catch your attention being a symptom in our daily life. However, please bear in mind that there is no minor symptom, even it is a cough, stuffy nose. According to margaretcook, if your symptoms consist of the following keywords like toxic black mold, stuffy nose, hair loss and so on. Do not ignore them and take a check with Mold Allergy. Mold allergy means there are some mold spores in your breathing environment, making your immune system overreact while breathing in. Put simply, you will suffer from cough, itch eyes, sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, hurting throat, dry and scaly skin. Mold allergy occurs more in warm weather while its symptoms vary from person to person. In general, the damp weather and the high concentrations of mold indoor can make the mold allergy from mild to severe. Sometimes, it could be a year-round problem. So you need to take notice of the symptoms and treat it as soon as possible.   Why Does It Happen? Just like other allergies, an overly sensitive immune system response can't happen without specific triggers. Airborne mold spores is one type of them. Even the tiny one, can bring mold allergy symptoms. Molds vary, and so do allergies accordingly. Be careful of the follwoing common ones: alternaria, aspergillus, cladosporium and penicillium.  
Who Are Susceptible to It? Susceptible population of the mold allergy may inclue those who:
  • Have a family history of allergies, especially with an asthma history at the same time.
  • Work in a mold-involved environment such as farming,logging, baking, millwork,winemaking and furniture repair.
  • Live with indoor humidity higher than 50 percent, or with poor ventilation.
  How Does It Behave? If it is mold allergy, you may stay cautious about the following symptoms:
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Sneezing
  • Cough and postnasal drip
  • Itchy eyes, nose and throat
  • Watery eyes
  • Dry, scaly skin
The aboved are general symptoms. However, your symptoms may vary from person to person and range from mild to severe. Special tip: if you have both mold allergy and asthma, the mold spores will make your asthma worse such as shortness of breath and chest tightness. How to Prevent It Home? Mold growth can be stopped at home if you consider all these tips:
  • Keep your basement, as well as other rooms dry.
  • Ventilate all bathrooms with ventilation fan or opening window.
  • Prepare a dehumidifier or an air conditioner.
We are sincerely grateful for Margaretcook and Fed’s sharing story! We hope all the questions you raised and stories you shared could make a difference to those who are suffering from it.  All your kind sharing or questioning is welcomed.  Once again, HTQ is always available as long as you need us.
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