I am not sure if there is a specific test for snow mold, but if it has been 10 years since your last test you might want to test again simply because our body changes over time and whatever you are allergic to may have become more severe or you may have developed new allergies. Also, my child was tested 3 years ago for allergies. She was very young (under the recommended age for testing) however, she was having severe allergic reactions on a daily basis to everything. Interestingly other than testing positive for mold on the blood test the only positive reaction she had was to the control, which she was not supposed to respond to. All they could tell us was that she definitely has allergies and we will have to figure it out by trial and error. We have discovered that she has food allergies, allergies to certain medications in the penicillin family, and indoor/outdoor allergens and animals. We are considering testing again to see if we can get more specific, but we carry an epi-pen just in case anyway. Sorry for the side track - anyway, she has had some serious issues this spring. We live in an area that has been see-sawing with the weather and the snow mold is crazy this year. My poor baby has been very sick and still is, we have been doing everything we can to keep in under control and keep her out of the hospital (she also has other chronic health issues). Our ped recommended we change her sheets every other day, so that what ever comes inside doesn't stay in her sheets. Since she shares a room, we are changing all the kids sheets every other day, I also have been changing the air filter every 30 days in our furnace, she is using allergy eye drops, otherwise they swell shut, and her inhaler and nebulizer regularily, also, our chiropractor recommended her taking a supplement called Perimine which aids in respiratory health and has dramatically reduced the severity of her cough and chest tightness since taking. I am at the point where I may end up having her wear a mask when outdoors until the weather becomes more consistant. I hope this information helps you. I know it can be so uncomfortable and difficult to deal with and sometimes it seems the only answer is to wait it out, but you don't have to! Also, I would try a netipot treatment 1-2 times a day. I can't get my child to do it, but if I could I would!View Thread
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