Recovery Period From Mold Allergy

Recovery from mold allergy is possible only after avoiding its exposure to the suspected agents. The symptoms of the disease are modified by nasal irrigation, antihistamines, corticosteroids, and nasal decongestants. People often recover within a week provided they are not exposed to mold allergens again.

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It is a common sight for people suffering from mold allergy to visit the doctors in the months from spring through the fall. In spite of taking all the precautionary measures, it is an unavoidable situation. People often mislead the symptoms of mold allergy to cold. Cold symptoms usually last for a week or so, but allergy symptoms continue to mark its presence unless the exposure to the allergen is avoided and measures are taken to eliminate the allergen from the body.

Firstly, it is important to do self-analyze and then a differential diagnosis for the reoccurring symptoms of allergy or cold. Here we guide you to identify the possible allergy symptoms:

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When: This is the most important question that which part of the year you often suffer from cold or allergy symptoms. The symptoms of both the conditions are similar which has a runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, congestion, fatigue, and headaches. The cold happens and after treatment, the symptoms go not to come back again in the same season. The cold symptoms appear one after the other whereas allergy symptoms attack all at once. The seasonal allergies are best diagnosed by the calendar year months.

Duration: The cold symptoms last for a maximum of 10 days, but allergy symptoms continue to persist as long as there is exposure to allergens. Medicines may not be totally effective provided the allergen exposure is eliminated. Mold allergy trigger factors should be kept in mind when you suffer from seasonal allergy.

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Nasal Discharge: There is a distinctive difference in the mucus discharged in allergy and in cold. Yellowish discharge indicates colds and clear transparent discharge indicate an allergy.

Sneezing: In allergies, people sneeze two or three times at a given point.

Fever: Allergies are not associated with fever whereas cold is accompanied by a fever.

Recovery from mold allergy becomes much easier when your surroundings such as bed sheet, carpets and other usable items are free of mold. Try to avoid places where molds are suspected especially when you have known allergy to molds.

The spores get deposited in the nose producing inflammation resulting in mucus i.e. a runny nose. Rinsing your nose with normal saline helps in eliminating the allergens. Definitely try nasal lavage when you have to been to farms where molds are the main culprits to cause allergy. Do not keep the used saline kit open as it can be a source for microbial growth, maintaining hygiene is important to avoid any other type of infections.

Antihistamines are helpful in reducing the symptoms of allergy such as redness and hives. It blocks the release of histamine, the agent producing allergic symptoms (itching, sneezing, and runny nose0. Nasal corticosteroids are often prescribed to reduce nasal inflammation causing the inflamed tissue to product mucus discharge.

Depending upon the expected mold species in the environment, doctors can also prescribe you to have allergy shots. This is a form of immunotherapy making your immune system tolerant to mold allergies. Take allergy shots under medical supervision only to avoid any adverse effects on the body. These allergy shots are given once or twice a week and then gradually the dose is altered depending upon the patients’ response to the medication. Allergy shots are a long-term therapy which is given for years together to protect from seasonal allergies.

Do not spoil your health for seasonal allergies; try to take all the preventive measures to escape it. Clean the s surroundings clean use effecting cleaning agents to get rid of the molds. Discard the items which are spoiled by the mold to avoid the spread and also to avoid mold allergies.

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Pramod Kerkar

Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD,FFARCSI

Pain Assist Inc.

Last Modified On: February 12, 2019

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer

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