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Mold is the second major culprit. It can be present nearly anywhere you can imagine, in both the outdoors and indoors. Mold is actually a collection of microscopic fungi that are related to mushrooms. Just like pollen, mold spores float around in the air and can sit on hard surfaces.
Both mold and pollen particles trigger your immune system. The symptoms you feel when you’re having an allergic reaction are actually a response to antibodies that your immune system has produced.
You can decrease the impact environmental allergies have on your life by tracking your symptoms and remembering when symptoms present themselves. One way you can do that is by keeping a simple allergy calendar, marking down the days when your symptoms are severe, moderate, mild, or not present. After a year, you’ll have a good base of data so you and your allergist can prepare for and combat symptoms before they appear in the future.