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Alternaria Was Found in My Body… Now What?

Alternaria mold

One of the molds that shows up frequently in results is Alternaria. Individuals with extreme hypersensitivities, asthma and a debilitated immune systems, are generally helpless against Alternaria mold. A few of the regular side effects that occur once you have been exposed to this sort of mold include a runny nose, hacking, wheezing, weakness, cerebral pain, throat disturbance, and watery eyes. Others may feel irritation of the skin and consistent rashes.It is generally essential to speak with your primary care physician on the chance that you notice any of these side effects.

Alternaria is a mold that requires very little moisture to grow. It requires minimal moisture to grow. Alternaria is commonly found on carpets, clothing, basements, windows, and doors.

Most harmful indoor mold growth starts with dust, dander, and moisture. This means regularly dusting and vacuuming with a HEPA filter vacuum to eliminate dust and dirt. Furthermore, keeping damp places like the bathrooms, kitchen, and basement clean and dry.

Another important way to keep the home mold free is regulating the humidity levels. In order to best track and control indoor humidity, we recommend purchasing a hygrometer and dehumidifier. In fact, many dehumidifiers contain a built-in hygrometer, allowing you to easily measure and maintain a healthy level of humidity.

Although one can treat mold allergies with homeopathic solutions, there are preventative measures to take to keep a mold-free home. With our knowledgeable mold inspections, we are dedicated to helping residents fight back against mold.

The information contained on this site is for informational and educational purposes only. It does not represent a health diagnosis, therapeutic recommendation or prescription for treatment. We urge you to consult and obtain medical advice from a licensed, trained, and competent medical provider for concerns with health issues.

Resources:

Exposure to Alternaria alternata in US homes is associated with asthma symptoms

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