How to Treat Mold Allergies

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Mold allergies tend to worsen in dark, damp and moist areas. Treat your mold allergies with help from a renowned medical expert in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Dr. Robert Eitches. I'm a board certified allergist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and I'm here today to discuss how to treat mold allergies. Well mold is a problem because mold lives especially in your home. Mold lives in areas that don't vent well or areas that have had problems like roof leaks or that so mold likes dark areas. It likes moist areas. The bathroom is a place that has a lot of mold, especially if you carpet your bathroom, the mold sticks there. It also sticks in rough surfaces like in the grout and beware that you can kill mold with solutions that have bleach in them and that's an important thing to think about in terms of doing. Now mold also likes places like laundry rooms so make sure that your dryer is vented well. Mold can also be outdoors especially in say dry leaves or if there's a lot of roughage or things that are gathering like a wet hose that's in a dark area. That area gets moldy and sometimes that's against the house, sometimes that mold creeps into the house. One surefire problem is if your house smells like mold or if your basement smells like mold or even worse is if you see mold if you can see a black stain behind say your bed or in your closet, that's an issue, that's mold and that can be a problem. It can get between the walls and once mold gets there, it's very hard to get out. Now what could we do to treat it? One thing we talked about is decreasing exposure to it in the first place and decreasing places where mold lives, but if we can't deal with that completely we could use medications and medications that work are your over-the-counter medicines like your antihistamines or prescriptive medicines like antihistamines that require prescription or nasal sprays such as cortisone nasal sprays or nasal sprays that are antihistamines or leukotriene blockers or some people who have a lot of mold exposure have problems with it, can't avoid it, get allergy shots to decrease their reactions to mold. I hope this has been helpful for you. I'm Dr. Robert Eitches. I'm a board certified allergist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and I talked to you today about how to treat mold allergies. Thank you.


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