Allergy Testing

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Mold Allergy Testing

Allergies – Allergens and Molds, Los Angeles, CA

Allergies are a Very Specific Responses to Allergens in our Environment. Sensitive Individuals may Experience Short or Long term Health Affects Triggered by our Body’s Immune System. Allergy and Asthma Related Symptoms may include Runny Noses, Eye Irritations, Coughing, Skin Rashes, Sneezing and Even Flu-Like Symptoms.

Allergen Exposures. High Level of Indoor Mold Spores may Trigger Your Bodies Autonomic Immune System and Begin Producing Antigens that Help fight Environmental Mold Allergy Exposures.  It usually takes multiple exposures to trigger an immune response.

 

5 Types of Immune Responses

  • 1: Immediate  hypersensitivity  (allergy)
  • 2: Cytotoxic
  • 3: Immune complex  disease
  • 4: Delayed  hypersensitivity
  • 5: Autoimmune disease

Immune Mediated Responses

  • Hay Fever
  • Asthma
  • Allergic bronchopulminary mycoses
  • atopic dermatitis (eczema)
  • Anaphylaxis

Did You Know Mold is an Allergen?

Most molds produce potential allergens.  Mold allergens are proteins.  Evidence exists that mold(s) are a cause of allergic disease (asthma, hay fever, upper respiratory allergies, hypersensitivity pneumonitis. 30-40% of the population can have an allergic response to a moldy environment. 10% of the population may have a fungal allergy.

allergy triggers that may be caused by mold or other allergens

Asthma

Asthma is a condition that restricts the upper or lower respiratory airways in an individual.  Approximately 85% of asthmatics are allergic to dust mites.

Antigens & Antibodies

Antigen is any substance capable of inducing an immune response in an individual.  Moreover this can include t lymphocytes or specific cells in your body to respond. An allergen is is usually a antigen capable of triggering an immune response that kick starts the immune system and results in an allergic reaction – Allergy.

Fungal Spores

  • Sexual or asexual reproductive units of fungi
  • The allergens are released into the environment to digest food.
  • The proteins are released after the spore lands and begins to absorb moisture.
  • Exposure is typically outdoors.
  • Indoor fungal growth can occur with persistent moisture

Allergy

  • Genetically controlled
  • Sensitization thought to require repeated low level exposure to allergens
  • Allergens are complex proteins produced by many different organisms
    • dust mites, cockroaches
    • Cats, dogs, Rats, mice, & other pets
    • Fungi, mold, & other plants
    • Symptoms include upper and lower respiratory anaphylaxis and skin

Pollen

The male reproductive structure of vascular plants

  • The allergens are recognition proteins that trigger germination
  • The allergens are soluble and are released quickly into the respiratory track
  • Exposure is mostly outdoors
  • Plants with big flowers typically release small amounts of pollen

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Did You Know Mold is an Allergen?

Mold Allergy Symptoms may Cause Symptoms Similar to Allergen Exposures. High Level of Indoor Mold Spores may Trigger Your Bodies Autonomic Immune System and Begin Producing Antigens that Help Counter Act Environmental Mold Allergy Exposures. Learn More 888.470.0470.

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How Can Fun Guy Mold Inspectors Help You?

Our Team of Certified Mold Inspectors at Fun Guy Mold Inspections can Help Test for Allergens, Asthma and biological particulates that Trigger Allergy Symptoms. Inspect for Environmental Conditions that Lead to Mold Growth, Allergy and Asthma related symptoms. Allergy Test Today > > Call 888.470.0470.

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Allergens are proteins derived from

  •  Airborne particle including pollen, fungal spores, dust mites (fecal particles), cat and dog secretions, rat and mouse urine, and others
  • Food
  • Stinging insect venom
  • Pharmaceuticals