My 10 yr old son, Ethan, has suffered with allergies for years. He’s been on just about every prescription allergy medicine and over the counter medicine available. We’ve done 3 blood work-ups with varied results. We’ve even tried a chiropractor that does some kind of electro-something for allergies. The only thing we really haven’t tried is shots. The allergies aren’t the same year round. Some days no problems, and no medicine for a week or so. Some days he’s miserable. And most days are kind of in between. Runny/stuffy nose, scratchy throat, sinus drainage, etc.
Long story short, this last blood test we had done shows he tests at a 3 out of 5 scale for the most common household mold, and allergic on a minor level to 2 other kinds of mold. This doesn’t seem bad enough to cause his level of problems, but I’ll do/try anything to get him some relief.
Our house is 15 years old, ranch-style, on a slab, and we’ve lived there for 8 years. We have no evidence of any mold anywhere in our house. Nothing on the exterior siding/soffits. New shingles 2 yrs ago, and no sign of mold on the old ones. Roof hasn’t ever leaked. We replaced the carpet 3 years ago. Concrete was all dry and no sign of any mold. We use a washable electro-magnetic filter in our HVAC. We’re getting a complete new unit this spring, and I will probably replace all of the flexible ducts in the attic.
I guess I’m asking is there people that come in and test for mold? Do they test the air, or do they start tearing off drywall? Is there an air purifier that will really work in your house? Any other ideas that will work?
Thanks for any help.