Allergens 101

Cladosporium Herbarum Allergy

Cladosporium herbarum

A seasonal mold and one of the three most common indoor airborne fungi around the world. While cladosporium herbarum is mainly found outdoors on plants, in soil, and on food, it does grow on indoor surfaces.

Common Cladosporium Herbarum Allergy Symptoms

  • Hay fever

  • Eye allergies

  • Asthma

Where is Mold (C. herbarum) found?

This mold is found worldwide in tropical climates like Malaysia, Puerto Rico, and Singapore, temperate climates like the Midwestern United States, and in arid or semi-arid climates like Finland, Kuwait and Arizona. It is also widely distributed in China.

In tropical and other hot, humid regions, cladosporium herbarum spore counts can be 100 times the pollen counts.


Recommended solutions

Cladosporium herbarum 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