What is mold allergy?

Also known as: penicillin allergy, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosi.

Molds are fungi that grow well in warm, dark, damp and humid areas. They reproduce and spread by forming spores, these can survive in places that would not normally allow molds to grow. Molds may be found indoors and outdoors.

An allergy is an overreaction of the body’s normal defense system (immune system) that helps to fight infections. When a child’s body overreacts to a substance that’s normally harmless, like mold spores, it’s called mold allergy.

Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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