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Three Health Symptoms of House Mold in Sioux Falls

Published On: September 12, 2016Categories: Mold Remediation

Health warning signs of mold

Have you been experiencing some out-of-the-ordinary health symptoms lately? Not to scare you, but those symptoms might be warning signs that your house has mold.

House mold can occur for a variety of reasons, including humidity, flooded basements, and wet drywall. Because it typically grows in dark, hidden spaces, mold can go unnoticed for a long time — until you start suffering from some health issues.

Mold is not something to take lightly. In fact, some types of house mold can be deadly. Study up on the health symptoms of house mold in Sioux Falls and Brookings, so you can take care of your health — and your house — ASAP.

3 Health Warning Signs of Mold

1. Mold Allergies

Don’t mistake seasonal allergies for a mold allergy, which can look almost identical. Common symptoms of a mold allergy include:

  • Sneezing
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Cough and postnasal drip
  • Itchy eyes, nose, and throat
  • Watery eyes
  • Dry, scaly skin
  • Nosebleeds
  • Headache

And that’s just the beginning. (Read more common symptoms of mold exposure here.) And if you have asthma, mold exposure can intensify these symptoms or even cause a severe asthma attack.

2. Fungal Infections

Exposure to mold can increase the risk of fungal infections, such as:

  • Bronchitis
  • Respiratory infections
  • Skin infections

In general, mold only causes systemic infections for people with already impaired immune systems (like HIV/AIDS).

3. Adverse Health Symptoms

House mold in the Sioux Falls area can affect almost all systems of the body — sometimes severely. In addition to the respiratory and skin symptoms listed above, other health symptoms of mold can include:

  • Digestive symptoms: Diarrhea, vomiting, hemorrhage, liver damage, fibrosis and necrosis
  • Immune symptoms: Immunosuppression
  • Neurological symptoms: Tremors, loss of coordination, headaches, depression and multiple sclerosis
  • Reproductive symptoms: Infertility and changes in reproductive cycles
  • Urinary symptoms: Kidney toxicity
  • Vascular symptoms: Blood vessel fragility and hemorrhage from tissues or lungs

Most of these adverse health symptoms are very rare, and it’s not proven that all are linked to mold. Still, it’s wise to be aware of them in case they happen to you.

Mold Remediation in the Sioux Falls Area

Mold Remediation in Sioux Falls

Do any of those symptoms sound familiar? If so, you ought to call a mold remediation expert (and a doctor!) immediately.

At INTEK, we specialize in mold removal in Sioux Falls, Brookings and beyond. We even offer free inspections and quotes, so there’s no commitment involved.

It’s important to note that while mold can manifest itself in these health symptoms, you don’t have to show symptoms for mold to be present. If you have any concerns that your house may have mold, we suggest you contact us for a free inspection to find out for sure.

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