A new find to add to the ever growing list of allergens… Yip, another item you can’t even see to worry about. It’s called Basidiomycetes and is a class of fungi that forms part of puffballs, brackets and very yummy mushrooms. Basidiomycetes is predominantly an outside fungi however its spores do have the potential to migrate in doors.
Respiratory allergy sufferers such as those that have asthma have been found to be highly sensitive to basidiomycetes.
Bird poop can even be fatal…. Yip, it’s true, Cryptococcus neoformans is an airborne fungi that often growths on old bird poop and can result in a fatal systemic infection in those individuals who are severely immune-compromised. This is due to the air-borne basidiospores found in the Cryptococcus neoformans that results in an infection of the lungs called cryptococcosis.
Decaying wood, animal dung and decaying leaves are also an ideal habitat for Basidiomycetes, so be wary the next time you pass a toadstool or skewer your next scrumptious mushroom as it could be fungal allergy causing.
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Fungi spores and mold is actually more prevalent in the air and in our homes than grass and tree pollens.
Now in the these winter months, especially when the ground is covered with snow and is frozen, there are less fungi spores in the air. Once the snow starts to melt and things start looking warmer the amount of mold and fungi increases. During the month of June when warmer weather arise fungi becomes even more prevalent and by the time it’s September (late summer) fungi is abundant in the air and in our homes. Thereafter we will return to winter when fungi decreases and so mother natures “fungal cycle” begins again…
During these peak fungal months a large population suffer terribly from allergies.
When breathing, tiny fungi or mold spores can get into your nose and sinuses. In an ideal case these spores would be flushed out of your body with your mucus as it drains naturally.
In the case of allergies, your body sees these spores as harmful and tries to get rid of them by causing the mucus membranes (skin inside your nose and sinuses) to produce large amounts of mucus to radically flush the spores out. This causes the mucus membranes to swell. This swelling leads to the opening of the sinuses being blocked allowing mucus to collect inside the sinus space. This may then lead to fungal sinusitis.
Fungal sinusitis, if not treated correctly or in time, could then lead to more serious conditions such as nasal polyps and even chronic sinusitis.
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