Mold Affects Children’s Ability to Play and Have Fun
Mold can be dangerous to children with asthma or bronchial infection. While a mild asthma attack may not cause any permanent damage, having a severe episode is sometimes bad enough to inhibit breathing and physical functioning.
Considering that children usually spend most of their days at school, and are often involved in exercise and sports on the playground or after school, it is important to keep childrenâ€™s respiratory systems as healthy as possible.
Symptoms of Mild, Moderate & Severe Asthma Attacks
Symptoms during a mild attack can include becoming out of breath during physical activity, feeding, or talking. In some cases, a child may take longer to eat because they need frequent interruptions for more air.
Moderate episodes caused increased breathlessness during talking and feeding, while severe asthma attacks can render a child breathless while simply sitting up or sleeping. This can lead to confusion, blackouts, and breathing cessation.
While mold is not necessarily the number one asthma trigger for children, following some prevention methods, and eliminating mold the instant it is suspected, is extremely important in maintaining children’s respiratory health and function.
You could reduce the chances of your child developing asthma by half, which is a great incentive to know how to identify and treat mold in your home.
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Joslyn from the MoldBlogger Team