Mold Exposure


Exposure to mold can lead to a variety of health issues, especially in individuals who are sensitive or allergic to molds. The symptoms of mold exposure can vary depending on the amount of exposure and the individual’s sensitivity. Common symptoms include:

Respiratory Symptoms

  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nasal congestion
  • Throat irritation

Allergic Reactions

  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Itchy or watery eyes
  • Skin rashes or hives

Asthma Symptoms (in individuals with asthma)

  • Increased frequency of asthma attacks
  • Worsening of asthma symptoms

Other Symptoms

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Sinus infections
  • Sore throat

Severe Reactions (in rare cases)

  • Fungal infections in the lungs or other parts of the body (more common in people with weakened immune systems)
  • Severe respiratory distress

Chronic Exposure Symptoms

  • Persistent cough
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Recurring sinusitis
  • Frequent headaches

If you suspect mold exposure, it’s important to address the source of mold growth and seek medical advice, especially if symptoms persist or worsen.