Mold allergy

The sneaky undetected allergen

Mold is one of the most common living organisms in the world, but it hides very well and often remains undiscovered for a long time.

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What is mold?

Mold is an umbrella term for a diverse number of fungal species. They are microbes that cause the biodegration of natural elements. In other words, they spoil foods or damage property, for example the wall and furniture in your house.

 

The following mold types often cause allergic symptoms in sensitized patients:

 

  • Alternaria alternata: Grows on carpets, clothing, windows, walls, etc.
  • Aspergillus fumigatus and Penicilum chrysogenum: Grows in plant pots, leaf piles, compost, rotten vegetables and other spoiled foods
  • Cladosporium herbarum: Grows in wet rooms such as bathrooms and basements

 

7DROPS screens for 12 different mold allergens, including the ones listed above. Find the full list of allergens here.

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Where mold likes to hide

Where does mold growth usually hide? There are some obvious and less obvious places where you should check for unwanted growth of fungi that can cause allergic symptoms:

 

  • On and under the doormat
  • Beneath wallpaper and drywall
  • Inside toothbrush holders
  • Under the sink, in the shower or bathtub
  • On windows and windowsills
  • On or underneath mattresses
  • Inside plant pots
  • Around boilers and water heaters
  • Inside the pantry or refrigerator
  • On curtains, carpets, and upholstery
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Mold allergy symptoms

Exposure to mold spores can cause the following allergic symptoms:

 

  • Sneezing
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Cough and postnasal drip
  • Itchy eyes, nose, and throat
  • Red and watery eyes
  • Dry, scaly skin

 

Furthermore, exposure to mold spores can also trigger the symptoms of allergic asthma:

 

  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest tightness

The right test for you

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ALL

ALLERGY TEST

  • $169
  • 295 ALLERGY TRIGGERS
  • -
  • At-home allergy test
  • IgE based
  • Blood collection through finger prick
  • Free medical result review
Learn more

Expert opinion

"The problem with mold allergies is that mold spores simply aren't visible to the naked eye. Mold spores are airborne and breathed in, and in allergic patients this will cause symptoms. Without a proper allergy test, the allergen source often remains unexplained and symptoms cannot be treated properly."

  • Dr. Christian Lupinek

    Medical Director, MADx

What 7DROPS users say

Reviews

Since I have recurring symptoms I couldn’t really make sense of, I purchased a 7DROPS kit for the allergy and food intolerance test. The process was pretty easy and my results came back within a week. I’m happy with the results, as they gave me a lot of insight about different foods I should probably avoid in the future if I want to feel better overall!

Simon P., 39

I took the 7DROPS allergy test because I wanted to confirm an allergy test result I got from my doctor about a year ago. The results actually showed more sensitivities than I knew of, and all of it in very great detail! I was impressed. Now I kind of want to do the food intolerance test as well.

Sonja B., 38

I’ve been struggling with seasonal allergies for years, but never had the chance to get properly tested. With 7DROPS, I could do it myself without any fuss. The lab results came back within three days, and now I’m working on feeling better when pollen season hits because I know what to look out for.

Sally F., 42

Getting an appointment with an allergist is pretty much impossible in my area and testing is also super expensive, that’s why I gave 7DROPS a try to figure out my allergies. I’m pleased with the process and results: it was painless, quick, and the lab report came within a week.

Jamie L., 31
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