Mold Exposure causes a autoimmune reaction and can result in CIDP
and other autoimmune diseases. This can be treated by IVIg and
Molds are part of
the natural environment. Outdoors, molds play a part in nature
by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead
trees, but indoors, mold growth should be avoided. Molds
reproduce by means of tiny spores; the spores are invisible to the
naked eye and float through outdoor and indoor air. Mold may
begin growing indoors when mold spores land on surfaces that are
wet. There are many types of mold, and none of them will grow
without water or moisture.
Molds have the potential to cause health problems. Molds
produce allergens (substances that can cause allergic reactions),
irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances (mycotoxins).
Inhaling or touching mold or mold spores may cause allergic
reactions in sensitive individuals. Allergic responses include
hay fever-type symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and
skin rash (dermatitis). Allergic reactions to mold are common.
They can be immediate or delayed. Molds can also cause asthma
attacks in people with asthma who are allergic to mold. In
addition, mold exposure can irritate the eyes, skin, nose, throat,
and lungs of both mold-allergic and non-allergic people.
Symptoms other than the allergic and irritant types are not commonly
reported as a result of inhaling mold. Research on mold and
health effects is ongoing. This brochure provides a brief
overview; it does not describe all potential health effects related
to mold exposure. For more detailed information consult a
health professional. You may also wish to consult your state
or local health department.
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