How to Relieve Mold Allergies Symptoms?

How to relieve the symptoms of mold allergies?

Molds are very common in our daily life, and it’s nearly impossible to avoid molds completely. Medications are often helpful and can ease your allergic reactions. Remember to consult a medical professional before using. These medications include:

Nasal corticosteroids

  • budesonide (Rhinocort Aqua)
  • ciclesonide (Omnaris)
  • mometasone (Nasonex)
  • fluticasone (Flonase)
  • triamcinolone (Nasacort AQ)

Side effects: nasal dryness or nosebleed.
Safe for long-term use.


OTC drugs:

  • loratadine (Alavert, Claritin)
  • fexofenadine (Allegra) and
  • cetirizine (Zyrtec Allergy)
  • clemastine (Tavist-1)

Side effects: dry mouth or drowsiness.

Prescription drugs:

  • azelastine (Astelin, Astepro)
  • olopatadine (Patanase)

Side effects: bitter taste or nasal dryness

Oral decongestants

OTC drugs:

  • Sudafed
  • Drixoral

Caution: Not for people with high blood pressure.

Side effects: high blood pressure, insomnia, loss of appetite, anxiety, palpitations, and restlessness.

Decongestant nasal sprays.

  • oxymetazoline (Afrin, others)

Caution: Don’t use the medication for more than 3 or 4 days.
Side effects: headache, insomnia and nervousness.

Prevention is the best treatment for mold allergies,  and you can read more about 10 ways to prevent mold allergies.

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* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.