While some would dispute the truth, mold symptoms and the sicknesses resulting from mold in the home are real. The anecdotal and clinical evidence proves beyond a doubt that mold symptoms linked to mold exposure are serious and needs to be addressed as quickly as possible when it occurs in your home.
It is not the mold itself, but rather the mold spores which cause mold symptoms. These spores can create mycotoxins which when ingested by humans can cause a wide variety of symptoms and sicknesses. If some cases the mold even grows within your body, making you sicker even if you are removed from the mold infested environment.
There are several different species of mold whose spores can produce these mycotoxins, and each has a unique set of symptoms and toxicity. And because each person reacts differently to molds, the symptoms are often hard to distinguish, even for physicians.
Below are the different mold symptoms you could experience.
The Most Common Mold Symptoms
These are the first symptoms you are likely to experience when exposed to mold and toxic mold spores:
– Watery or itchy eyes
– Rashes, itching skin, skin irritation
– Sinus problems
Intermediate Mold Symptoms
These symptoms appear after being in a mold contaminated environment for an extended period of time. Symptoms will become more severe and last longer as you spend longer amounts of time exposed to the molds which are causing your sickness.
– Breathing troubles and disorders, including asthma and chronic bronchitis
– Nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite and weight loss
– Persistent headaches
– Nose bleeds and chronic sinus infections and problems
– Coughing up black looking substances and/or blood
– Feeling fatigued all the time
– Skin rashes and open sores
– Chronic diarrhea
– Neurological disorders, short term memory loss, swollen lymph nodes
– Chronic ear infections and pain in the ears
– Chronic muscle and joint soreness and pain
I know it seems like a very long and varied list of symptoms, however you must remember that there are literally hundreds of thousands of mold species. These molds can have differing reactions, especially from person to person.
Extreme Mold Symptoms
The following mold symptoms are considered the most severe and typically only present themselves after long and extensive exposure to mold:
– Brain damage
– Permanent memory loss
– Bleeding lungs
It is best to catch mold as soon as symptoms present themselves as the later symptoms are quite destructive and irreversible. If you think there may be mold in your home causing some of the symptoms listed in this article, contact a professional mold removal company immediately.