Mold Allergy Treatment in California, Oregon & Washington
At Columbia Asthma & Allergy Clinic, our expert team of allergists provide mold allergy treatment for patients of all ages. Please contact your nearest location today to book an appointment.
Mold allergies can affect people indoor and outdoor, and they are more common in the Northwest because of the frequent rain. The root cause of mold growth indoors is high humidity or water damage. High humidity can be controlled by leaving bathroom fans on during and after a shower, and using an exhaust fan in the kitchen whenever cooking. A dehumidifier can also be used if the fans are not sufficient in controlling the moisture.
Water damage in a house must be repaired promptly and thoroughly by a licensed contractor to reduce the chances of mold growth. Any visible mold must be removed with the appropriate cleansers. Most allergy symptoms are caused by air borne molds and can be reduced with the use of a HEPA air filter. Mold allergies are readily diagnosed and interventions can range from the use of a hygrometer to measure humidity, dehumidifiers to reduce humidity, and HEPA filtration to remove air borne molds. Therapies to desensitize are recommended for long term treatment.
- Chronic Cough
- Runny Nose
- Nasal Congestion
- Itchy, Watery, Red Eyes
- Skin Rashes and Hives
- Sinus Headaches
- Difficulty Breathing