Aspergillus Mold

What is Aspergillus Mold?

Aspergillus mold, also known as Aspergillus is one of the most common types of mold found around the home. It thrives in moist, warm places and can also be found on damp, cool areas of the home. This particular type of mold can have a number of unpleasant symptoms that include watery eye, headache, respiratory infection, red throat, severe headaches, sinus congestion and nosebleeds. Common signs of Aspergillus mold include these symptoms:

Aspergillus mold health problems typically arise when this type of fungus is introduced to the home. Common methods of Aspergillus mold exposure include leaky roofs, ceilings, and floors. Roofs can be leaky because of moisture caused by cracked asphalt tiles or vinyl siding. Ceilings can become damp through condensation from rain or even leaking plumbing pipes.  If this doesn’t match your symptoms and you are sure you have mold, then you may be looking at cladosporium, mucor, penicillium, acremonium, fuzzy, fusariam, or black mold.

Aspergillus Mold Health Problems

One of the major Aspergillus mold health problems in household pets is respiratory illness. While there are no proven links to respiratory illnesses caused by Aspergillus mold, it is important to take steps to ensure the well-being of your pet. Pets that live in households with a history of mold exposure often experience coughing, breathing difficulties, and wheezing as well as respiratory infections like a cold or the flu. The only treatment for respiratory illnesses is disinfection or a medical diagnosis.

Testing the air and/or the environment in which Aspergillus mold grows should be conducted on a regular basis to monitor any potential health risks. It is toxic to your health.  Since Aspergillus mold can grow on virtually any surface, human interaction with the fungus is always a possibility. Therefore, testing the air and/or the environment where Aspergillus mold grows should be routinely done. For example, testing the air on a daily basis will help to monitor current environmental conditions.

In some cases, determining whether or not a person has Aspergillus mold may not be easy. For instance, aspergillus mold is not always an indicator of allergic aspergillosis. It can, however, be a sign of a more serious illness like lung disease or HIV. For this reason, the proper diagnosis of Aspergillus mold should be made in order to determine the extent of the infection and the proper course of treatment.

Infections from Aspergillus

Aspergillus mold infections are relatively common, especially in wet environments, such as living in homes with poor roofing, in old buildings that have seen extensive water damage, and in poorly ventilated places, such as bathrooms and kitchens. In addition, aspergillus mold is frequently associated with other infections, such as those caused by E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus. It can also be mixed with other types of mold, such as black mold fungus. Aspergillus mold can also be found on building materials that have been affected by water damage, such as insulation, drywall, and moldings.

Symptoms of Aspergillus mold are similar to other types of allergies, including food allergies, sinusitis, and asthma symptoms, which include symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, and eye irritation. However, people who suffer from these types of allergies are particularly sensitive to the smell of mold, and they can develop respiratory infections if they are exposed to contaminated building materials, mold spores, or Aspergillus mold for too long. It is not uncommon for Aspergillus mold to cause skin infections, too.

If you believe that you have Aspergillus mold or mold mycotoxins in your home or work, the best way to get rid of it is through professional eradication. Mold removal companies know what to look for, how to clean up contaminated areas, and how to protect yourself from further exposure. Therefore, it is important that if you suspect that you have Aspergillus mold, contact a local mold removal company right away. Although there are some home remedies for Aspergillus mold, the longer you allow Aspergillus mold to fester, the more serious health problems you could face as a result.

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