Like allergic reaction to pollen, weeds and grasses, molds are also an important cause of allergy. It is important to note that molds may survive cold temperatures, though they remain dormant during winters, they can thrive in winters on vegetation that is destroyed during the cold weather.
Snow Mold Allergy Symptoms
Molds are perennial i.e. observed round the year and can grow indoors, which in turn are responsible for allergic reactions round the year. The symptoms associated with Snow mold allergy include,
- Allergic Rhinitis: This is characterized by sneezing, burning and itching eyes, coughing with blocked nose and post nasal drip. The condition is often associated with itching in the nose and running nose
- Itching in the throat with hoarsens in observed in most of the cases
- Dark circles under the eyes with constant watering of the eyes. Red rimmed eyes with swelling around the eyes is a common feature
- General symptoms including low grade fever, loss of appetite and constipation may also be observed, depending upon the intensity of the allergic reaction.
How To Prevent Snow Mold?
There are a few simple tips which can be beneficial in preventing allergic reaction to snow molds. Though none of these techniques guarantee any prevention, it can be helpful in staying away from severe allergic reactions,
- Avoid molds, especially when outdoors. Use a face mask when going out, especially during spring when the incidence of snow mold allergy is the highest
- Stay indoors and ensure that there is no growth of mold in the house. In case you observe mold growth indoor, take measures to get it removed
- Avoid lawn mowing, especially during the peak season.