Tis’ the season of tissues and Nyquil commercials! This time of the year seems to bring many the gifts of sore throats, runny noses, and annoying coughs. However, if you have noticed that you wrestle with these symptoms more often in your own home than when you go out, then you might be suffering from a mold problem in your home rather than a typical winter cold. Funny thing about a mold allergy is that the more you are around it, the more sensitive to it you become.

What Does a Mold Allergy Look Like?
Your immune system is equipped to protect your body from any type of foreign particles that don’t belong. An allergic reaction occurs when your immune system responds to the arrival of such a particle, such as a mold spore. Your immune system reacts, kicking symptoms into gear such as a runny nose or cough. The more your body is exposed to a particular foreign particle that the immune system flags as an intruder per say, the more severe the reactions will become. As much as it seems like your immune system is working against you with its annoying symptoms, it is actually doing quite the opposite.

A mold allergy will often show itself in a variety of different ways based on a person’s level of sensitivity and their own unique make up. Here are a few examples of how a mold allergy can present itself:

  1. Runny or stuffy nose
  2. Watery or itchy eyes
  3. Sore or itchy throat
  4. Sinus problems such as congestions or headaches
  5. Difficulty breathing such as wheezing or shortness of breath
  6. Skin irritation or skin rash such as hives

Mold Concerns?
If you are concerned about mold growth in your home or even in your place of business, it is important that you address your concerns before you or any of your loved ones begin to experience mold allergy symptoms. The certified mold specialists at Guardian Mold Prevent are happy to provide you with expert advice and affordable mold solutions. Contact us today by dialing (866) 681-6653.