The symptoms of toxic mold are wide-ranging and often hard to self-diagnose. They can be as harmless as allergic reactions, chronic fatigue or headaches, fever, irritation to the eyes, mucous membranes of the mouth, nose and throat, sneezing, rashes, and chronic coughing. Or they can be as bad as nausea, vomiting, and bleeding in the lungs and nose. And because the symptoms of toxic mold are so vast and mold often grows out of site, going undetected, it is difficult to know when you are experiencing health issues stemming from mold exposure.
This article from CleaningBlackMold.com better explains the symptoms of toxic mold and how they should be properly dealt with.
To make things even worse, mold does not affect everyone the same way. Some people are more sensitive to mold exposure, some people are allergic to mold and some people just do not exhibit symptoms easily. So different individuals will react differently to the same mold infestation, making it even more difficult to determine what is a symptom of mold and what is just a normal allergic reaction or health issue.
So if you exhibit any of the above symptoms, it is best to see a doctor right away. Do not take chances. The odds that you have been exposed to mold are very high. One third to one half of all structures have damp conditions that may encourage development of pollutants such as molds and bacteria, which can cause allergic reactions — including asthma — and spread infectious diseases. If it is determined that your symptoms are mold related, your general health care provider can refer you to a specialist who deals more exclusively with toxic mold.
If you have any questions about mold symptoms or if you want your home inspected for mold, contact Atlantic Environmental Solutions by calling 877-296-6653 or click here today!