Answers to Common Healthy Homes Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about healthy homes.

What are the symptoms of a mold allergy or reaction to exposure?

Clinical Nurse Practitioner Jennifer Phlipot discusses the mold allergy symptoms. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


Symptoms of a mold allergy are similar to those of other allergens, such as pollen or ragweed, according the American College of Allergy, Asthma and ImmunologyOff Site Icon (ACAAI).

Mold allergy symptoms include:

  • Coughing
  • Hives
  • Itchiness inside the ears
  • Itchy eyes
  • Itchy throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Sneezing
  • Swollen eyelids
  • Trouble breathing
  • Wheezing

You can have symptoms of a mold allergy both outside and inside, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and ImmunologyOff Site Icon (AAAAI). Mold also can cause asthma symptoms to act up.

For more information about symptoms of a mold allergy, talk with your doctor.

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Source: Ann DeClue, MD, Ann DeClue MD; Joseph Leithold, MD, Woodcroft Family Practice; Jennifer Philpot, CNP, Stillwater Family Care; Angelia Mickle, DNP, Jamestown Family Medicine