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The Importance of Blood Allergen Testing for Mold

Prevailing thought leads us to believe that our allergies are mostly seasonal. This is not the case with all allergens. A rather common allergy is that of an oversensitivity to mold spores. These molds are found in more places that we may suspect. They are common in high humidity environments such as bathrooms, carpets, basements, or anywhere other damp environment which cultivates these nasty spores.


A mold allergy can be extremely uncomfortable if not dealt with properly. Causing allergy and cold symptoms such as…


  • Sneezing

  • Runny Nose

  • Cough

  • Itchy eyes, nose, and throat

  • Watery eyes

  • Dry, scaly skin

  • Hay fever

  • Trouble Breathing


These symptoms can be extremely uncomfortable and lead to you not operating at your best. With proper treatment, these tough allergies can be corrected, but not if you don’t know about them.


Skin tests are commonly used to detect allergies to things such as mold. However, the skin test comes with drawbacks that are not associated with blood testing. The most major and most uncomfortable issue with skin testing is the incredibly large number of needle pricks used in the process.


These needle pricks can, in some circumstances, cause severe allergic reactions from the patient leading to further necessary medical treatment. Blood testing is without these drawbacks, it provides a detailed report showing what you are allergic to, leading to precise and effective treatment.


By testing for hypersensitivity to individual mold types, blood tests are much more thorough and precise in detecting exactly what is causing your specific allergic reactions. Once it has been determined exactly which molds you are allergic to, a comprehensive plan can be put in place to fight it.


Through Alletess medical laboratory, we are able to leverage the services of the market leader in allergy testing services to assist you in your fight against mold. The testing performed is easy, and effective in delivering the highest level of quality available in allergy testing. Stop in or contact us to get more information on how we may be able to help you!


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