There is a big difference between illness from an allergy and illness from exposure to a toxin. Many people are confused because they think that illness from mold exposure is the result of some type of allergy. While there are people who are actually allergic to mold spores or mold itself, these allergic type of symptoms vary greatly from illness caused by exposure to toxic mold.
Allergy symptoms are typically considered more of a bother than anything. Your eyes are watery, you sneeze a lot and you might have a cough. Allergies can be tested at the doctor, and can usually easily be treated with over the counter or prescription medication. Allergies such as this are no fun, but they are not typically life altering.
Exposure to a toxin that causes illness, however, is much different. The symptoms are not only more severe, but also different in nature, especially when it comes to mold toxicity. While there can be symptoms similar to regular allergies, there will also usually be other symptoms that give you a clue that something else is going on. Neurological symptoms, digestive symptoms, rashes and things that severely affect someone’s life are what occurs when someone is exposed to a toxin.
The latter condition described is much more serious than a simple allergy. When you have allergies you can typically still go about your day and live your life. People suffering from toxin poisoning will likely go to great lengths to avoid feeling ill all the time. Unfortunately, it is hard to diagnose exposure to a toxin, such as mold, and treatments that doctors try when they don’t know what something is often make symptoms worse, because adding medications to a body that is already overloaded with toxins is just not good.
Mold isn’t the only environmental toxin that can cause serious conditions, but it is one that can be easily prevented by being vigilant in your home and hiring us, iMold when it comes to remediation in the South Florida area.
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