Mold is a fungi that can be found indoors and outdoors. It grows best in warm, damp conditions.
Mold allergies and illness
Mold affects some people who are sensitive to it. Reactions can be mild causing nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, wheezing, or skin irritation. Some who have severe reactions to mold and who may be in certain occupational settings, such as farming, moldy hay could cause more of a severe reaction. Others can be more sensitive or impacted due to mold in their home, workplace or school leading to Mold illness.
An Allergist can treat allergies to mold while an Infectious Disease Specialist will treat mold infections.
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