Yes, exposure to mould can cause coughing, but the severity of the cough and the extent of the symptoms may vary depending on the individual’s immune system, the type of mould, and the duration and level of exposure.
When mould spores are inhaled, they can irritate the respiratory system, leading to coughing, wheezing, and other respiratory symptoms. The coughing may be dry or productive, meaning that it may be accompanied by phlegm or mucus. If the exposure to mould continues over a long period, it may lead to chronic respiratory symptoms and even contribute to the development of asthma.
Preventing mould growth and exposure is the best way to avoid respiratory symptoms caused by mould. This can be achieved by controlling moisture levels in the home, using proper ventilation in bathrooms and kitchens, and promptly addressing any water leaks or spills.
If mould is already present in the home, it should be removed promptly by a professional to minimise the risk of exposure and prevent the spread of spores. Prokil offer a mould treatment and removal service – contact us today to discuss your requirements on 0800 048 9488.