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Mold Allergy Testing & Exposure Treatment - Southern Colorado

If your “hay fever” persists through multiple seasons, seasonal pollen allergens may not be the culprit. Your pain, discomfort, fatigue and difficulty breathing may actually be due to spores produced by mold. Because mold spores are sometimes difficult to detect, you may not even realize that this is the underlying cause, and you may be applying over-the-counter treatment methods that are doing very little to help you with your symptoms

If seasonal allergy treatments are only slightly helpful or not helpful at all, it’s time to determine if you’re actually suffering from a mold allergy. At Arrow Allergy, our allergy specialists in Southern Colorado offer expert remote solutions, all from the safety and comfort of your home. We’ll provide you with an accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment plan for your mold allergy symptoms, including alternative allergy drop therapy.

When left undiagnosed and untreated, mold allergies can become dangerous, especially if you’re also living with asthma or another pulmonary (lung) condition that makes breathing more difficult. If you think mold may be causing your allergy symptoms, don’t wait. Schedule your virtual appointment with Arrow Allergy today.

Online Mold Allergy Specialists - Fort Collins, Colorado

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When certain types of mold or fungus are disrupted, they naturally send spores -- or seeds -- into the air. If you have a mold allergy, your immune system mistakenly sees these spores as dangerous foreign invaders. In an attempt to protect your body, your system triggers a response that causes all the painful symptoms you’re experiencing now.

Mold allergies are particularly dangerous for patients who are also living with asthma, as they can be responsible for severe asthma attacks that occur on a regular basis. Mold spores are small and can enter the lungs, causing severe immune responses and restricting your ability to breathe. 

If you’re experiencing mold allergy symptoms, it’s equally important to detect the source of the mold and remove it from your environment as it is to receive treatment and manage your allergy. The source of your allergy may not be an indoor type of mold, but if it is, be sure you’re taking steps to have it removed from your home or office as quickly and completely as possible. Your symptoms may continue as long as you are exposed to the allergen, even with management, and can even develop into something worse if spores continue to enter your airway. 

Don’t wait to get diagnosed and begin your mold allergy treatment plan. Schedule your virtual appointment with us today.

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FAQs on Mold Allergies:

What are the most common symptoms of a mold allergy?

Because the presence of mold often goes undetected, mold allergies can be difficult to diagnose. The mold allergy symptoms we see most often at Arrow Allergy include:

  • Wheezing and trouble breathing
  • Runny nose and sneezing
  • Persistent cough and postnasal drip

Because these symptoms are so similar to those of other allergies, it’s important to undergo an allergy test to determine the true cause of your discomfort.

What types of mold cause mold allergies?

Mold comes in many varieties, but only a few have been proven to cause allergic reactions in those with mold allergies. Some of the most common indoor types of these molds include:

  • Aspergillus, which can also be found outdoors and may cause a severe infection if inhaled.
  • Penicillium, a common indoor mold.
  • Fusarium, which is often found on rotting plants.

Some of the most common outdoor molds that cause allergies include:

  • Cladosporium, an extremely common airborne mold.
  • Alternaria, which is often associated with severe asthma.
  • Phoma, which often grows in wet weather.

How do I know if I have mold in my home?

While mold allergies can come from indoors or outdoors, it’s important to identify mold in your environment quickly after being diagnosed with a mold allergy. Some of the best ways to detect mold include:

  • Noticing a damp or musty odor
  • Recognizing a history of flooding in your home
  • Noticing frequent colds or other respiratory issues
  • Finding visible mold spores

Removing the irritant as soon as possible will not only help reduce your allergy symptoms, but prevent more long-term health difficulties in the future.

What is the best treatment for mold allergies?

Because the symptoms closely resemble those associated with other allergies, your mold allergy treatment must begin with a diagnosis. Using a safe, convenient and accurate at-home test, the allergy specialists at Arrow Allergy can help you reach a diagnosis and begin treating your mold allergies.

Can allergy drop therapy help with mold allergy symptoms?

Yes! Our allergy drop therapy can help you find relief by building your tolerance to the allergen we identify in your test. Allergy drop therapy is easy and safe to administer at home, all without the pain, cost and inconvenience of traditional allergy shots.