Measures against mold
Mold is a common allergen. Mold is a type of fungus that can grow anywhere. When mold is touched or dislodged, it releases spores into the air. The inhalation of these spores can cause allergic reactions. The symptoms of a mold allergy are similar to other allergic reactions. Signs include sneezing, itching skin and eyes, congestion, and a runny nose. Your skin will also become very dry and scaly. Outdoor mold cannot be avoided. Allergic reactions to outdoor mold tend to be seasonal. The best you can do is be careful about how much time you spend outside when mold counts are high. A dust mask is helpful when doing garden work which might dislodge mold spores.
Indoor mold causes year-round allergic responses. In serious cases, a mold allergy can lead to allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis which has symptoms much like asthma. Mold thrives in moist conditions. A careful inspection of your home can identify areas where mold forms. Mold growth is discouraged if you reduce the indoor humidity of your home. Use an exhaust fan or open a window every time you are introducing moisture into the air. This includes bathing, showering, and washing dishes. You should clean areas where mold is evident aggressively.