Complications of Mold for People with Asthma & Respiratory Issues
People with asthma suffer from inflammation of the bronchial tubes. When their airways tighten or inflame, symptoms typically include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath or chest tightness. When someone with asthma or respiratory issues is exposed to mold, their symptoms are likely to worsen. Exposure to mold may cause asthma attacks and irritate eyes, skin, nose and throat.
Prevention of Allergic Reactions to Mold
- Limit outdoor activities during high mold counts.
- Wear a dust mask when you mow the lawn, work in the garden, rake leaves or handle any plant materials.