Mold is a fungus that thrives in damp, warm and humid places. Exposure can result in mold spores landing in your nasal cavity and replicating due to the moist environment. This can lead to breathing problems which may put you at higher risk of developing allergies or asthma.
Treating Mold Exposure with the NasoNeb® Sinus Therapy System
Consistent Medication Delivery
Filtered air from the system compressor mixes with medication in the NasoNeb® nebulizer cup to create a large droplet spray. The compressor power ensures consistent delivery every time enabling maximum treatment effectiveness.
Superior Medication Coverage
The large particle size created by the NasoNeb® nebulizer cup ensures retention and consistent delivery of medication to the middle and posterior regions of the nasal cavity without lung deposition.
Deep delivery and retention is critical in reaching the middle and back of the nose where spores land, for successful prevention and treatment mold allergy symptoms and other complications.
Multi-Use for Daily Symptom Relief
Daily nasal care using the NasoNeb® system consisting of a deep nasal cleanse and moisturizing routine coupled with deep delivery of medications, assists in the consistent, effective treatment of mold allergy symptoms for much needed relief.
What are mold allergies caused by?
Like other types of allergies, mold allergies are triggered by highly sensitive immune systems. Your body recognizes inhaled tiny airborne mold spores as foreign, and develops antibodies to fight them. These antibodies cause allergy symptoms.
What are symptoms of mold exposure?
Similar to other upper respiratory conditions such as sinusitis or allergy rhinitis, mold allergy symptoms include:
- stuffy, congested nose
- difficulty breathing through your nose
- post-nasal drip (mucus running down your throat)
- anosmia (reduced or no sense of smell or taste) cough
- itchy, watery eyes, nose and throat
- dry, scaly skin
How can mold allergies impact my asthma?
Asthma symptoms can be triggered by mold exposure and in some people, certain molds can cause a severe asthma attack.
Complications and mold exposure.
In severe cases, mold exposure can result in the following:
- allergic fungal sinusitis; a common type of fungal infection in the sinuses
- mold-induced asthma; if you have a known mold allergy and asthma, have an emergency plan in place in case to manage a severe asthma attack
- other problems caused by mold include; allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, a reaction to fungus in the lungs occurring most often in people with asthma or cystic fibrosis, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, a rare condition causing the lungs to become inflamed, infections of the skin or mucous membranes, and health risks in immunocompromised people.
How do I prevent mold exposure allergies?
There is no cure for allergies however, you can do the following to reduce the risk:
- rinse and moisturize your nasal passages daily
- wash your hands frequently
- limit outdoor activity when mold counts are high
- reduce mold growth in your home by:
- lowering your indoor humidity. AAFA advises indoor humidity over 50% provides the perfect environment for fungi to thrive.
- use air conditioning with a filter or freestanding air cleaners to trap mold spores
- use a dehumidifier in your home
- pay close attention to areas in your home most prone to mold which usually include bathrooms, basements, laundry areas, and follow instructions on safe mold removal from reputable sites such as the EPA.
When should I go see a doctor?
See your doctor if there is no improvement after 48-72h, as this could indicate a more serious problem is taking place.
See your doctor immediately if wheezing or breathing problems increase.
Remember to record your symptoms, and the length of time you have been experiencing each, to assist your doctor in creating your care plan.
How to treat mold allergies?
Targeted intranasal delivery of corticosteroids, antihistamines, or decongestants can prevent and treat the inflammation cause by upper respiratory mold allergy.
Additional treatment may include daily nasal rinsing or washing and moisturizing with saline to clean out your nasal cavity.
Regardless of your treatment choice, delivery to the location of the irritation or infection matters. Trust the NasoNeb® system to deliver your chosen nasal solution where traditional spray pumps or rinse bottles don't.
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*This is meant for informational purposes only and is not intended for the diagnosis or treatment of disease or to substitute for professional medical advice. Please speak to your physician or other qualified health provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition.