Senin, 12 April 2010

Can Medicines Cure Mold Allergy?

Mold allergies will usually happen to persons who are very sensitive to mold spores. You can be affected by mold spores in any places, but most cases mold allergies happen within the comfort of your home.
Mold allergies are considered as allergies caused by airborne pollutants, spores released by mold are necessary for mold’s life cycle. Spores are encased by tough protective casing which allow them to sustain many physical factors. We will fight a losing battle if we can’t reduce the amount of spores on the air.
Allergic reactions caused by mold spores are quite similar to other types of allergies, you may have irritations, sneezes, sore throats, runny nose and flu-like symptoms. Medicines may not cure the allergy, but they can minimize the symptoms and make your life easier.
If you go to the doctor and complain about mold allergy, you can be given bronchodilators, corticosteroids and antihistamines. These drugs are only intended to reduce the symptoms, not the allergy. However recently, there is a method of fighting mold allergy, you can be given a number of injections, containing parts of mold spores, which is intended to lower your body reaction. The dosage is increased over time which will hopefully, reduce the probability of mold allergy.

Eight Easy Steps To Prevent Mold Allergy Incidents in Your House

Mold allergies may be easily treated with common medicines such as decongestants, nasal sprays and antihistamines. If you have severe reactions, it is possible to get stronger prescribed medications from your doctor. However it would be best to prevent the mold allergens from invading your home in the first place.
These are eight steps you should do to make an effective prevention.

  1. Make sure your house is ventilated adequately and place exhaust fans in each bedrooms or bathrooms.
  2. Install a central air conditioning. It would be better if you have HEPA filter in your air conditioning unit. The filter may prevent any small particles including spores and pollens from invading your home interior.
  3. Remove any damp carpeting in your home and dry them immediately. You may also need to do the same with damp towels. Wet carpets can invite mold growth and make mold spores problems worse.
  4. Kitchens and bathrooms are places where mold can accumulate rapidly due to the humidity, clean them regularly.
  5. Reduce humidity in you home by installing dehumidifier in humid places.
  6. Make sure you have good water drainage, water may seep into your house, and increase the humidity inside your home.
  7. Repair any holes and leaks on your home, eve a small dripping hole can improve humidity significantly in your home if not solved immediately. If, you are late in fixing the problem and mold have grown massively inside your home, you’ll have hard time eradicating them.
  8. Check your yards and lawn from accumulating water, especially those near windows and doors. Pooled water can evaporate and increases local humidity, which in turn may increase the humidity in your house. If necessary cut leaves to let the ground dried by sun light if you have a problem of accumulating waters under trees and bushes.