Mold in your home can have serious side effects and cause some unexpected, but dangerous scenarios. Pulmonary Aspergillosis, a condition where mold grows inside the lungs, is one of the biggest health hazards from mold. Today, the experts at MoldGone in Maricopa County talk about Pulmonary Aspergillosis and how to get rid of mold in lungs.

What Is Pulmonary Aspergillosis?

Different types of mold can cause illnesses from depression to asthma and shortness of breath. One common household mold called aspergillus can cause adverse health effects because many Aspergillosis mold types are very mycotoxic. One strand in particular, aspergillus fumigatus, causes Pulmonary Aspergillosis, or mold growth in the lungs. 

Symptoms of Pulmonary Aspergillosis Include: 

  • Chest pain
  • Coughing up blood
  • Fatigue
  • Excessive coughing

How Can Mold Grow in the Lungs? 

As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, people who have lung problems or weakened immune systems are more likely to experience side effects when they encounter mold. The same is true for Pulmonary Aspergillosis. 

When you inhale mold spores, they travel to your lungs where they can start an infection. Scar tissue from trauma to the lungs creates a place where mold spores can grow. When the mold multiplies, it may attach to white blood cells and blood clots, forming mold balls that can obstruct your breathing and lead to more severe side effects like coughing up blood.

How to Remove Mold from Lungs

If you’ve discovered that there’s mold growing inside your body, you’ve probably been frantically searching how to get rid of mold in lungs. But there’s no need to worry, because there are effective solutions. 

The most common treatment for pulmonary aspergillosis is prescription medication. Voriconazole, also known as Vfend, is an antifungal medication that is taken as a pill. It works by slowing the growth of the mold spores, so your immune system can naturally fight the infection.

Preventing Pulmonary Aspergillosis

To avoid getting this dangerous infection, you can take steps to prevent mold in your home and to avoid it outside. Mold relies on moisture to grow so keeping your home free of excess moisture is a key part of keeping your home mold-free. 

Aspergillus fumigatus tends to grow on vegetation and areas that have excess moisture, dirt, and dust. Places outside your home like construction sites can also contain aspergillus fumigatus, so it’s best to keep the windows rolled up when driving through zones with lots of debris.

Keep Your Lungs Healthy with a Free Mold Inspection

Pulmonary Aspergillosis is one of the more severe side effects of mold, but it’s important to be aware of it, especially if you have a weakened immune system. The best way to prevent mold in your lungs is to keep your home free from mold. 

If you want to be proactive and find out if there’s mold in your home, we offer a free mold inspection. We will examine your home and recommend the next best steps to take depending on the results. MoldGone specializes in mold removal with minimal demolition using our unique dry-fog method. To schedule a free mold inspection in Maricopa County, give us a call at 480-631-9326.

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