Seasonal Molds - The Facts
Along with pollens from trees, grasses, and weeds, molds are an important cause of seasonal allergic rhinitis. Allergic rhinitis is the medical term for hay fever, a condition due to allergies that mimics a chronic cold. People allergic to molds may have symptoms from spring to late fall. Did you know that:
In the warmest areas of the United States, however, molds thrive all year and can cause year-round (perennial) allergic problems. In addition, molds growing indoors can cause perennial allergic rhinitis even in the coldest climates.
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Portions of the above information was provided with the kind permission of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. (http://www.niaid.nih.gov/publications/allergens/mold.htm)
Last Editorial Review: 8/5/2002