One of the three most common indoor airborne fungi. Found mainly indoors, Penicillium chrysogenum is used to produce blue cheese, commercially as enzymes, and in the drug industry for the production of compounds against bacteria, fungi or viruses as well as anti-cancer compounds.
A runny nose, stuffiness, and sneezing are very common
Itchy, watery, or red eyes are very common
Coughing, wheezing, chest congestion, chest tightness and shortness of breath
Where is Mold (P. chryosogen) found?
This mold is found in temperate and subtropical regions all over the world and in every region of the United States.
In tropical and other hot, humid regions, cladosporium herbarum spore counts can be 100 times the pollen counts.
Try to avoid areas with high allergen/spore counts and use a mask when outside if possible. This mold can also be found indoors and the below mold reduction measures should be taken to prevent/reduce symptoms. If you would like to prevent your allergies from progressing or are looking for long-term relief, talk to your doctor about allergy immunotherapy or find out if you are eligible for NectarRx Allergy Treatment.
Avoid areas with high spore counts
Conduct indoor fungi presence tests regularly
Limit the use of humidifiers or cool mist
Frequently clean carpets and air purifiers
Conduct regular maintenance of ventilation systems
Use Benadryl, Claritin, or Zyrtec as needed
Treat with allergen immunotherapy