Mold and Children with Asthma

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Molds are able to grow both indoors and outdoors.  Molds grow best in damp and humid conditions, so if you have a wet or damp area in your home, mold will grow indoors. Molds that grow outside have seasonal growth, which mean that your child’s asthma or allergies will be at their worst from the beginning of spring until the first frost of the year.   Molds are a serious problem for children with asthma and allergies because the mold can trigger asthma attacks.

When Children with asthma or allergies inhale mold they will experience a severe reaction. In asthmatic children, the muscles around the airways will constrict, which makes it very hard to breathe and can lead to wheezing. This reaction will also cause the lungs to secrete mucus, which can lead to coughing. Children who are allergic to molds will have the process happen in their nose. Muscles in the nose will restrict the airway, leading to congestion, and additional mucus will be produced, leading to a runny nose.

If you suspect your child may have been exposed to mold and shows symptoms of asthma, take them to a board-certified allergist, who can evaluate potential risks a child may have been exposed to, identify which mold a child may be allergic to and develop a treatment plan.

If you’ve had water damage and can’t see any mold yet but want to be sure, the EPA suggests hiring a professional to do the testing.  Air samples are easy to take and you will get the results in a matter of days.

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