Mold Allergies: At-Home Remedies

How Can I Combat Allergy Symptoms?

Sabbath Truth

Those who spend far too much money and time on doctor bills and prescription medicines for their mold allergies should consider other options.

There are several, less expensive ways to combat allergy symptoms in the home. Herbs, foods, and other methods may be more convenient–and even more effective–than making an appointment with your doctor.

Herbs :

Certain herbs, both fresh from the garden and in the form of a supplemental pill, can help with allergies. Ginger, for instance, is an anti-inflammatory that causes glands and passages to reduce swelling.

This helps both with breathing, achy bodies, and swollen sinuses. Wild oregano, olive leaf extract, and garlic are all anti-fungal, killing off mold in the body, thereby cutting straight to the source, rather than dealing solely with symptoms.

Echinacea boosts the immune system, aiding the body’s ability to fight off mold.

Foods :

Yogurt containing live cultures fights off yeast in the body, which the mold feeds on. Oranges and tomatoes, as well as other foods containing large quantities of vitamin C, also help the body to fight off mold, as well as limit the symptoms.

Eating less sugar and wheat, which mold interacts with, creates a less appealing environment for mold, therefore stopping mold from completely overtaking the body.

Decongestants :

Vaporizers, vapor-rubs, saline solution, and other decongestants clear out sinuses, lungs, throat, and breathing passages. Boiling water and allowing the steam to envelop the face has much the same effect, especially if eucalyptus is added to the water.

Ice packs can be held to inflamed areas. This is even more effective when alternated with heat and steam against the same area. A de-humidifier is also useful, cleaning and stabilizing the air.

Painkillers :

Pau d’arco, a tropical tree from South America, can be all encompassing. It is generally taken as a concentration or an infusion, rather than a supplemental capsule.

Not only is it an anti-inflammatory, it is also a natural painkiller that kills fungi and increases the power of the immune system.

Of course, there are always the average painkillers and allergy medications that can be bought over the counter. It may be more appealing to swallow a pill, but natural remedies can be better for the body.

Medications can harm and hinder the body more than help, in the long run. If allergies cannot be made tolerable with either of these directions, however, it may be time to see a doctor or specialist.

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Joslyn from the MoldBlogger Team

10 Responses to “Mold Allergies: At-Home Remedies”

  1. “There are several, less expensive ways to combat allergy symptoms in the home. Herbs, foods, and other methods may be more convenient–and even more effective.”

    Very true and perhaps the right approach. Herbs really help fight allergies. There is no risk of side-effects as well. Lot of herbs are available at our homes.

  2. Thank you for this article. I chewed some raw ginger and while the spice was a little intense, my nose began to clear almost immediately. I also slathered on some vapor rub. These remedies combined with my nasal irrigation bottle have really helped to get my sneezing, coughing and runny nose under control.

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  4. i have been sleeping on a matress that was given to me for about 3 weeks and started to develop a rash about a week or week and a half ago and i have been oblivious to the cause until i realized that it must be the matress that was causing it i later noticed a fairly large mold on the bottom corner of the matress and i want to know how i can cure it on my own or if i should seek professional medical help the rash covers perhaps 1/3 of my body but i have stopped sleeping in that bed any advice would be greatly appreciated

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  7. The sugar in the fruit can actually have a negative affect of your mold allergy.

  8. I have developed mold allergy after undergoing cyst removal surgery from my sinus. The procedure had caused the linings to thin out thus causing me to sneeze a lot when I am exposed to moldy environment. Keeping my home free from molds helped me a lot. Thank you for sharing this wonderful home remedies.

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