Can Mold Cause Cholinergic Urticaria?
Post by: billysielu on August 06, 2011, 11:38:21 AM
This thread is for the discussion around the affect mold has on your skin and breathing which I suspect contributed to my Cholinergic Urticaria, if not being the single cause.
6 August 2011
I’ve seen an ENT specialist about a hearing problem (unrelated), and discovered I have allergic rhinitis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allergic_rhinitis). I’ll be getting a steroid nasal spray in about 2 weeks which should bring down the swelling inside my nose. I went looking around my house for mold, and found a huge patch of black mold behind a wardrobe in my bedroom.
All the reading I’ve done about nasal/sinus problems also mentions anti-histamines as a possible treatment. I won’t be getting those because I’ve tried them all before! There seems to be a strong possibility that this at least a contributing factor to my Cholinergic Urticaria, if not the single cause. I’ll deal with the mold and take my prescription and report back in a few weeks.
I’ve ordered a mold test kit to diagnose the type of mold, assuming there are no hidden costs I’ll send that off to the lab for analysis and report back with the results.
I’ve slept about 1 meter from this for potentially a very long time, my exposure is huge.
Points from my earlier posts in this thread:
Symptoms of nasal/sinus problems:
– Difficulty Sleeping
– Excessive nose blowing
Preventing mold growth:
– Fresh air
Title: Re: Mold
Post by: rashional on August 06, 2011, 01:21:06 PM
i also have allergic rhinitus of unkown cause. I developed it approx 2.5 years ago but have had urticaria for 11 odd years. Whats more is i have stayed in some moldy places let me tell you, and for prolonged periods of time. Interestingly I developed allergic rhinitus in a flat without mould. I also dveloped it AFTER quitting smoking (a bit of a kick in the teeth if you ask me!).
Ive been on cortico-steroid nasal spray for about two years on and off. it does help a lot.
personally my story doesn’t provide any supporting evidence for your mould theory, unless of course quitting smoking was the catalyst and i was primed to develop this god awful curse from mould. alas this is mere conjecture.