Allergens 101

Mold Fumigatus

Aspergillus fumigatus

A seasonal mold and one of the three most common indoor airborne fungi. Aspergillus fumigatus is found both outdoors (e.g., soil, plants) and indoors (e.g., household appliances, drinking water).

Common symptoms

  • Hay fever

    A runny nose, stuffiness, and sneezing are very common

  • Eye allergies

    Itchy, watery, or red eyes are very common

  • Asthma

    Coughing, wheezing, chest congestion, chest tightness and shortness of breath

Where is Mold (A. fumigatus) found?

A. fumigatus is found all over the world and in every region of the United States. It can grow and survive at a wide range of temperatures (25°C to 55°C).

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Recommended solutions

Aspergillus fumigatus is predominantly found outdoors. 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