Black mold symptoms disguise themselves as regular illnesses and frequently go completely undetected. Black mold takes away your health by placing your immune system in harms way by bombarding it with attacks, while diseases of opportunity get a foot hold and then you suddenly have major health issues to deal with.
Black mold symptoms must be detected by placing family under close scrutiny, specifically by tracking every health detail each family member suffers from. The reason you need to pay such close attention to details is because here is just a brief list of black mold health symptoms you need to identify:
You smell stale musty odors, in the bathroom, laundry, basement, attic, walls.
You get headaches that happen on a weekly basis.
Stale air eminating from the air conditioning or furnace.
Mold that appears as if from out of no where soon after cleaning it up.
Patches or speckles on the water filter or water softener.
You have health problems that the doctors can't seem to identify a cause.
You are buying one or more boxes of allergy pills per month.
Red eyes, tired eyes, itchy eyes and nose, sniffles.
Frequent sore throat.
Sinus headaches, sinus pressure, head pain.
You are mostly un-naturally tired.
A few of these problems mostly go unnoticed but by collecting the details of everyone in the home different problems will result in establishing that there may be a root cause that has not been found. That root cause is commonly black mold problems.
Black mold health concerns are more than the subtle problems listed above. Black mold can lead to depression, memory loss and severe toxic mold illness that can end in death.
There is one way to discover if black mold health problems are present in your home and that is to go for a few days. If you feel better after being away, then return and the maladies come back again, then black mold could be the problem.
If you have already discovered that black mold symptoms are in your home and you wish to get rid of the black mold, there are various methods ranging in cost and complexity to eliminate the problem. Usually black mold problems are a direct result of water damage and too much moisture in your home. Eliminate the moisture and the black mold will go dormant (like your grass in the winter). Once the moisture problem is solved, remediate the black mold carefully (big jobs may require the professionals). Once those two functions are completed ventilat the area.