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Why is Mold Dangerous?/Is Mold Dangerous?

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Mold is a basic term used to refer to common fungi that grow in the form of a multicellular structure called hyphae. While some types of molds cause diseases and food spoilage, some play a key role in biodegradation or in the production of different types of foods, beverages, antibiotics, and enzymes. But is mold dangerous to humans? Keep reading to find out.Where Is Mold Found?Molds are present everywhere-indoors and outdoors. At the moment, no one knows how many species of mold exist but estimates range from tens of thousands to possibly five hundred thousand more. According to researchers, molds grow best in warm, damp, and humid conditions and normally reproduce by making spores.How Do Molds Affect People?Many people are sensitive to molds. For these people, exposure to molds usually leads to symptoms such as wheezing, red or itchy eyes and stuffy nose. Some people, such as those with asthma usually have more intense reactions. Severe reactions such as fever and shortness of breat…

What is Allergic Rhinitis and What Can You Do to Relieve Its Symptoms?

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The condition usually develops when the body’s immune system becomes overly sensitized and overreacts to allergies from airborne materials such as molds and pollens that typically cause no problems in most individuals.Usually, hay fever is seasonal and mainly occurs during the spring and fall seasons. However, the symptoms can last all year long if the allergen is present all through the year. This defines the two types of hay fever which include Seasonal hay fever and Perennial hay fever. Seasonal hay fever often occurs in the spring, summer, and early fall seasons when there lots of pollen from grasses, trees, and molds. Perennial hay fever, on the other hand, occurs all through the year and is usually triggered by allergens such as pet hair, dust mites, mold, or cockroaches.Causes of Hay FeverLike all allergic reactions, hay fever is caused by foreign materials or allergens that enter the body by inhalation, through swallowing, or through the skin. The condition occurs when the imm…

Common Medicinal Treatments For Asthma

6 Common Types of Asthma