Mold Skin Burns

Allergies can be caused by mold. When you inhale mold spores, it can cause an allergic reaction. It can cause symptoms such as:

  • Rashes
  • Itching
  • Stuffy nose
  • General allergy symptoms

Mold-related rashes can sometimes be difficult to distinguish from other kinds of rashes. Let’s see what these rashes are like, and how you can treat them.

Mold rash symptoms

Mold-related rashes are similar to allergic reactions. A mold rash can’t be diagnosed by you, or even a doctor simply from looking at it.

These rashes can be characterized by the following symptoms:

  • Itchiness
  • Skin that is dry and flaky
  • Sensitive and raw skin
  • Skin color: Brown skin or pink
  • Fluid may seep from small, raised bumps

Mold skin reactions

The spores are tiny and can be carried throughout the air to reproduce mold.

These spores can cause an allergic reaction if you inhale them. Your immune system will overreact.

Overreacting can lead to inflammation and antibodies as well as a host of other symptoms, including a rash.

Although it is not clear why certain people are allergic, many families have allergic reactions.

How to diagnose a skin or mold burn

There are many types of skin reactions that mold can cause. Your symptoms may help a doctor diagnose mold allergies.

The doctor will likely conduct several tests if they suspect you might have a mold allergy.

Blood Tests

A doctor can perform an allergen-specific immunoglobin E (allergy test) to determine whether you are allergic to mold.

Your immune system produces an antibody called immunoglobin E when you are allergic to a substance. Each substance that you are allergic to will produce a different type of antibody.

The results of an allergy test will reveal that your body has elevated levels of mold-specific antibodies.

Skin prick test

The skin prick test is able to detect up to 50 allergic reactions simultaneously. This test is used to diagnose a pollen or mold allergy. This is usually done on the forearm.

A nurse will wipe your skin with alcohol and then apply one drop of the allergen to your arm using a lancet.

The nurse will then apply histamine or glycerin to your skin. The nurse will then check for allergic reactions in your skin after about 15 minutes.

How to treat a skin burn from mold

Mold exposure can cause a skin rash. It is important that you get rid of it immediately to avoid further allergic reactions.


These are some ways to get rid of mold rash

Antihistamines:  Your allergic reactions may be relieved by Benadryl or other OTC antihistamines.

Cortisone creams:  OTC and prescriptions can be obtained for cortisone creams. These creams can be used to reduce swelling, redness and itching.

Antibiotics: Scratching can often lead to itchy skin. Antibiotics can be used to treat an infection.

Moisturizers: Moisturizers can help relieve dry, itchy skin.

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