• Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Allergists say this year’s high mold spore count is because of the wet spring and high humidity. The weather that is good for weeds is also good for mold.

So even though the pollen count may be lower, allergic responses may be worse than normal due to the higher than normal mold spore count.

Respiratory Symptoms may include:

  • Sneezing.
  • Chronic cough.
  • Runny nose.
  • Nasal congestion.
  • Itchy, watery and red eyes.
  • Skin rashes and hives.
  • Sinus headaches.
  • Reduced lung capacity and difficulty breathing.

Unfortunately, repeated exposure may worsen symptoms.

Weather.com provides a general mold spore count /allergen map:

http://www.weather.com/maps/activity/health/allergies/usmoldspores_large.html

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