You can develop a mold allergy from mildew and
fungi. Many people have allergies that never
end, especially when
Others are allergic to spores that molds and
other fungi develop. Since mold can inhabit
everywhere, disturbing them can cause spores to
be dispersed into the air.
Fungi are different from plants and animals in
how they grow and reproduce. Seeds or spores
from fungi are spread by wind currents outdoors
and air. Some spores are released in windy, dry
weather. Other spores are usually released with
fog or dew when humidity is at its highest.
Those who inhale spores often develop allergic
reactions, or a mold allergy. Symptoms from
fungi spores are common from July to late summer
months. Unfortunately, with fungi growing
rapidly in many places, a person can suffer from
allergic reactions on a yearly basis.
There are many types of molds that can
contribute to a mold allergy. These include but
are not limited to Alternaria, Epicoccum, Mucor,
Penicillium, and Aureobasidium. Many common
spores are also identified when placed under
microscopes; you will see that many form
Molds usually grow on fallen leaves, rotting
logs, grasses, or grains. Molds don’t die when
the first frost occurs like many people would
like to think. Many molds existing outdoors
usually become dormant during winter months.
When spring arrives, they grow on plants that
have been killed off by cold weather and thrive
to contribute to a mold allergy.
Fungi can exist indoors, usually in damp areas
such as basements, kitchens, and bathrooms.
People can obtain a mold allergy if they or
members of their family happen to be allergic to
pollen and animal dander. If a person has
developed a mold allergy to fungi only, it is
highly unlikely they are bothered by all other
types of fungi. Remember, different types of
fungi spores are limited in their similarities.
House plants that harbor fungi will cause a mold
allergy, but only if the soil is disturbed.
Remember, the spores of the fungi are dispersed
through the air.
Fungi will definitely grow in the human body. We
as humans have our good and bad bacteria. Good
bacteria we have on or in our bodies feed upon
bacteria that could very well cause us harm. If
the good fungi happen to become overabundant,
intense inflammation can recur on a regular
basis; permanently damaging airway passages.
Mold allergy symptoms are similar to those of
other allergies that include congestion,
itching, sneezing, scaling skin, and congestion.
Those who have a mold allergy may have their
symptoms during the course of the summer because
of molds that exist throughout the entire year.