Allergic to Mold

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Fungal allergies may be a result of extensive exposure to mold and fungi in the environment. This can be due to both wet surfaces and more energy-efficient homes with less air exchange. All molds can affect the breathing system by causing two distinct internal reactions, either an immunologic inflammatory reaction or an allergic reaction. Many patients suffer both simultaneously. The allergic reaction occurs in the same manner as it occurs when allergic people are exposed to pollens and dusts. Almost half of all patients who have allergic fungal sinusitis also have a positive allergy skin test for fungi or mold. The immunologic reaction occurs similarly to the way that the body fights infection. The former can be as mild as itching and swelling and as severe
as anaphylactic shock, although rare. The latter can be as mild as slight congestion to a severe asthma flare-up, or the response one would experience with a severe infection, all the way to a fight for life during invasive fungal sinusitis with a brain abscess.

Sinus Tips:
To prevent your body’s immune system reaction, you can make yourself less appealing to mold, so it will become more difficult for it to thrive. One important step can be through
If you believe that mold is causing your CAID symptoms to flare, you will need to follow the protocols outlined in the other categorys of the site for each specific limb. This may
Whatever the cause, be it pervasive mold in your body or in your home, treatment may be necessary. Just as you can get rid of the mold in your home, you will need to rid your body
The good news is that we can prevent mold from affecting your health. Avoidance is often the most important part of treatment. For example, my patient Louise, 61 years old, came in
When you have fungal sinusitis, the toxins can cause enormous mucus production. As this mucus drips into the throat and into the stomach, the stomach will react by producing acid.
Ask yourself the following to see if you are allergic to mold: ■ Do you sneeze or feel stuffy when you walk into a damp or musty house or basement or a damp barn or garage? O
This initial hit of inflammation would probably lead you to believe that you had come down with a simple cold.