Statistics on mold allergies vary enormously, but the reality is that while mold exposure is dangerous for everyone, not all exhibit allergic reactions. When people are allergic to mold, their symptoms tend to be similar to allergies to other substances such as increased nasal, throat, and eye irritation. The symptoms could easily be the same as asthma, and the body reacts by trying to expel whatever was inhaled. If wheezing and coughing do not subside, the infection can go into the lungs. Uncomfortable as allergies are, they are the tip of the iceberg since mold infection is a serious health issue.
Avoidance is the strategy for everyone, but many persons who are allergic to mold are also allergic to mushrooms and antibiotics, to mention just two of many foods and medicines to avoid.