10 Signs Mold Might Be Causing Your Health Issues

Mold Alert! This sneaky guest in our homes can seriously mess with our health. If you’re experiencing any of these 10 health issues, you might just have mold lurking around your pad. Keep an eye out!

Chronic Coughing and Sneezing

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Exposure to mold spores can lead to persistent coughing and sneezing, especially in mold-sensitive individuals.

Respiratory Distress

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Difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath can be a direct result of mold inhalation, particularly in those with asthma.

Skin Irritation

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Redness, itching, or rashes on the skin can be a reaction to mold exposure, especially in sensitive individuals.

Watery Eyes

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Mold spores can irritate the eyes, leading to excessive watering and itchiness.

Sinus Congestion

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Mold can cause nasal stuffiness and sinus congestion, making it hard to breathe through the nose.

Throat Irritation

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A sore or itchy throat can be a sign of mold exposure, especially if it persists over time.

Chronic Fatigue

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Feeling constantly tired or fatigued, despite adequate rest, can be linked to mold exposure.


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Frequent headaches or migraines might be a result of mold in the environment, especially if other symptoms are present.


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A whistling sound when breathing, or wheezing, can be a sign of mold-induced respiratory issues.

Memory Issues

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Some individuals report memory problems or difficulty concentrating when exposed to mold over extended periods.

If You Have Mold in Your Home

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Mold can look like spots. It can be many different colors, and it can smell musty. If you see or smell mold, you should remove it. You do not need to know the type of mold. For guidance on how to get rid of mold visit the CDC website on Clean-Up and Remediation of Mold

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