Mold and Illness: Are You Getting Sick From Mold Exposure?

Have You Been Experiencing Respiratory Pain? You May Be Getting Sick From Mold.

Does your chest hurt or feel tight when you breathe deeply? If you feel like you have trouble breathing or have been sick for a long period of time without any real answers as to why, there is a good chance your home could have a mold problem. The growth of mold in your home over a long period of time can have pretty detrimental effects to your health. It can cause a variety of health issues, including trouble breathing, cough, wheezing, itchy eyes and more.
 
Black mold often thrives in areas that have high levels of humidity and moisture. Often times, black mold might be under a surface for a long period of time before making its way through to the visible eye. You should contact a mold remediation company at the first sign of mold, as you will want to quickly determine the type of mold it is and how extensive the damage is.
 
Black mold poisoning is a form of mycotoxicosis which becomes prevalent when a person breathes in too many mycotoxins over an extended period of time. The symptoms can vary depending on the person and their amount of exposure, but typically tend to appear similar to the symptoms of the flu or common cold along with skin irritation. Less common symptoms can be fever, headaches or serious lung infections. Black mold exposure can worsen the symptoms of other respiratory conditions like asthma, COPD or seasonal allergies. Black mold is more harmful to children as their immune systems might not be fully developed yet.
 
In order to diagnose mold poisoning, you might need a blood test or a skin prick test. The treatment for mold exposure can vary depending on how severe your symptoms are. Anti-fungal drugs, over-the-counter medications, nasal sprays, or other measures to support breathing can be provided in order to treat any symptoms. Mold poisoning is not something anyone should take lightly, and if you think you have been exposed for a period of time, call your doctor as soon as possible. If you’re looking to contact a mold removal company to come and inspect your home, call or fill out the form to get started.

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