Penicillium notatum

Penicillium notatum is a common mold known for its role in producing penicillin. In the home, it may cause allergies, particularly in damp areas. Exposure to this mold can trigger respiratory symptoms and allergic reactions in sensitive individuals, especially those with mold allergies....

Penicillium notatum

When should I consider testing for Penicillium notatum allergy?

If you have respiratory symptoms or allergic reactions in damp environments or during certain times of the year, you might want to get tested for a Penicillium notatum allergy.

What are common symptoms of Penicillium notatum allergy?

  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Itchy or watery eyes
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Asthma symptoms in severe cases

What causes a Penicillium notatum allergy reaction?

An allergy to Penicillium notatum occurs when the immune system overreacts to the mold spores, treating them as harmful invaders and causing allergy symptoms.

How can I manage a Penicillium notatum allergy?

Manage this allergy by reducing moisture in your home, cleaning visible mold, and using HEPA filters to trap mold spores.

Test(s) that measure/test for Penicillium notatum

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