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Mold/mildew reactions

03/11/2008

Question:

Is it at all possible to have chronic hives associated with a mold or mildew allergy?

Answer:

It would be highly unlikely that chronic urticaria would be caused by mildew odors. Mold reactions usually cause respiratory symptoms. We rarely can determine the cause of chronic urticaria and therefore it is termed chronic idiopathic (unknown) urticaria.

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Response by:

I Leonard Bernstein, MD I Leonard Bernstein, MD
Clinical Professor Emeritus
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati