A Health Threat
Mold can be a pesky infestation in a residence. Moist areas are the ideal location for mold to grow and thrive, and if a mold problem begins to form, it can easily spread if left untreated. The issue with mold is that it can begin to affect the health of anyone who is exposed to it. The symptoms may vary from person to person, ranging from mild reactions to severe, and may vary in length, either flaring up during certain times of the year, certain weather, or even continuing throughout the year.
Mild symptoms may seem to resemble a common cold or allergy attack. Common symptoms of mold exposure include:
- Runny/stuffy nose
- Itching eyes, nose, throat, and/or skin
- Watery eyes
The symptom level of mold exposure varies depending on the length of exposure time. When an individual has been exposed to mold for a longer period of time, the advanced symptoms may include the following:
- Constant headaches
- Nose bleeds
- Coughing blood or black colored fragments
- Difficulty breathing/respiratory issues
- Asthma, bronchitis, and/or other respiratory conditions
- Skin rashes
- Short term memory
- Neurological disorders
High levels of mold exposure can be extremely dangerous. The longer a person has been exposed to mold, the more severe symptoms can become. If an individual has a high exposure level, the late symptoms may include:
- Brain damage
- Memory loss
- Bleeding lungs
Seek Professional Treatment
If the symptoms of the advanced to late levels of mold exposure begin, it is necessary to see your doctor immediately for suitable treatment and to determine if mold is the culprit. It is important to address mold infestations upon finding the infected area in order to minimize the damages to the home and health. Seek the assistance of a medical professional to address the symptoms that any member of the household may be suffering from, and contact a professional mold remediation company in order to properly and thoroughly treat the area and eliminate the mold. It is important not to ignore a mold problem because it will only worsen and put the lives of all of the residents within the property at risk.
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