Fall and Allergy – High season for mold

Late summer and autumn mean relaxation for many allergy sufferers. Grass and pollen allergies are slowly decreasing – regular rain washes the air clean. But in summer and autumn the concentration of mold spores in the outside air increases. These are the allergy symptoms of mold and here’s how you can protect yourself.

Mold spores and other parts of the microorganisms are responsible for allergic reactions and even lung diseases. The spores also get indoors. Here it is particularly important to remove the nutritional basis (moisture) from the mould.

Mold allergy: symptoms

With an increasing concentration of mold and high humidity, the following allergy symptoms also increase:

  • sneezing fits
  • Sniffles
  • Cough
  • fatigue
  • joint pain or headache
  • Gastrointestinal complaints
  • Allergisches Asthma

A mold allergy can be diagnosed by a responsible doctor. After a medical history, skin and blood tests are performed. It is also advisable to keep a symptom diary.

Mold spores – Allergy symptom lindern

If possible, those affected should avoid contact with the allergens as far as possible. Antihistamines  and corticosteroids, which can alleviate the inflammation of the airways, support acute symptoms  . Specific immunotherapy is rarely used for mold allergies.

Allergy sufferers: be careful with leaf blowers

Anyone suffering from an  allergy  to mold should avoid leaf blowers. Working with the devices whirls up the mold spores and transports them into the air. Allergy sufferers should avoid working with the leaf blower.

Mold thrives particularly well in moist soil and on the surface of leaves. It is therefore advisable to wash your hair after gardening or composting, not to take off your clothes in the living area or to work with a mask to avoid symptoms.

 

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