Symptoms of Mold Sickness

Mold Sickness

Important Facts of Mold Exposure

Symptoms of Mold Sickness – Effects on the Human Body

When a person has been exposed to mold or mycotoxins the symptoms of mold sickness that they experience are very clear. If you have several symptoms, or more listed below and have been exposed to a moldy environment the likelihood of it being a mold exposure caused illness is almost 100%.

Mold Sickness, or exposure to toxic mold can affect the human body in three major ways. The clinical effects of mold and yeast exposure can be divided into three (3) categories.

  1.     Allergic effects
  2.     Infectious effects
  3.     Toxicological effects

Allergic effects

Allergic effects are detected through standard allergy tests, or IgE testing. Patients usually experience recovery after being removed from the contaminated environment with little to no further complaints. Immunotherapy may provide desensitization and improve the quality of life for those with mold allergies.

Infectious effects
Infectious effects are classified into two (2) major categories.

Fungal infection

Fungal infection sinus
Fungal infection lungs
Fungal infection skin
Fungal infection finger / toe nails
Fungal localized infection internally
Invasive fungal infection

Yeast infection

Yeast infection oral (thrush)
Yeast infection vaginal
Yeast infection skin
Yeast infection bowels
Systemic yeast infection

Toxicological effects

Aflatoxicosis (aflatoxin poisoning) B1, B2, G1, G2
Ochratoxicosis A (ochratoxin poisoning)
Trichothecene poisoning
Citrinin poisoning
Fumonisin poisoning
T-2 Toxin poisoning
DON poisoning
Zearalenone poisoning
Production of Reactive Oxidative Stress (ROS)
Permanent genetic damage
Damage to, and demyelination of the nervous system and brain

Symptoms of Mold Sickness from Exposure

Level I. Early Symptoms of Mold Sickness from Exposure


  • Headaches
  • Eye Irritation
  • Sneezing
  • Itching
  • Skin Redness
  • Skin Rash


Level II. Advanced Symptoms of Mold Sickness from Exposure


The following symptoms are commonly associated with persons having exposure to Fungus, Mold, Mycotoxins, or Mycobacterium, with either short-term high levels of exposure, or long term low levels of exposure.


  • Breathing Disorders
  • Nose Bleeds
  • Ear Infections
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Pain in Muscles and Joints
  • Asthma
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Coughing up Blood or Black Looking Debris
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Nervous Disorders
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Blurred Vision
  • Swollen Glands
  • Weight Loss
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Depression
  • Open Skin Sores or Lesions
  • Fungal Nails (Hands or Feet)
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Conditions


Level III. Late Symptoms of Mold Sickness from Exposure

The following symptoms of Mold exposure are common for persons with long term and high levels of exposure to Fungus, Mold, Mycotoxins, or Mycobacterium.



  • Blindness
  • COPD
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Memory Loss (long-term)
  • Bleeding lungs
  • Kidney Failure
  • Liver disease
  • Cancer
  • Death

Symptoms of Mold Sickness Misdiagnosed


Below is a list of diagnoses of common conditions, or syndromes caused by mold or mycotoxin exposure, regularly misdiagnosed. The culprits, mold and mycotoxin exposure. If you report feeling sick, or becoming sick, while in the contaminated environment, or if anyone in the household has been diagnosed or is suffering from any of the following, they may consider medical testing for Mycotoxin poisoning.

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Lupus
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • CPOD
  • Dementia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mental Illness
  • Vitamin D Deficiency