What Is Polythrincium SP?
Polythrincium sp. is a species of fungus that is very rare and uncommonly found in the fungal biota. It is similar to another species called Ramularia. There is not much information currently regarding its health effects or toxicity, although its effects are thought to be similar to other molds. Its allergenicity has not been studied yet, given it has not yet been identified on an environmental surface. Their natural habitat appears to be wet and damp leaves.
History of Polythrincium SP
Polythrincium sp was first discovered in 1817 as a sooty-looking blotch of clover that was found to occur on leaves in temperate areas. Further understanding of it was acquired by Ellis in 197, as well as Barnett in 1998. Still, its correct taxonomy is not known. It has been identified in the air on spore trap samples.
Symptoms of Diseases Caused By Polythrincium SP
Polythrincium sp. is one of many species of Polythrincium fungus, which may include the following symptoms if exposed to:
- Runny nose
- Respiratory difficulties
Human infections are unknown. While none of these symptoms are necessarily dangerous on their own, if they linger, there may be long-term consequences, particularly for the respiratory system. Also, those with weaker immune systems are more susceptible to these symptoms.
How You Can Treat Polythrincium SP
To get proper treatment for Polythrincium sp., you can follow the similar guidelines for treating other types of inhaled fungal spores. This includes:
- Avoiding this fungus whenever you can
- Conduct a nasal rinse to remove the fungal spores out of your nose
- Take antihistamines to stop a runny nose and sneezing
- Take a decongestant nasal spray, or an oral decongestant, to reduce congestion
- Take nasal corticosteroids to lower inflammation in the body
If you need more long-term treatment, immunotherapy is one option you can talk to your doctor about. This will involve receiving multiple allergy shots over a few years. It is a very effective method that is helpful for some mold allergies.
Preventing a Polythrincium sp. fungal infection in the first place requires you to avoid indoor spaces that are perpetually damp and humid. If you cannot do so, due to the space being your home or office, you should check the humidity levels of the space and make sure it is no higher than 50% at any point in the day.
If the humidity levels go too high, place a dehumidifier in the rooms affected by high humidity.
Additionally, you can take the following steps:
- Look for signs of water damage and mold.
- Get rid of mold and mildew as soon as it is visible.
- Utilize exhaust fans in places like the bathroom and kitchen or open windows for ventilation.
- Install a HEPA air purifier that removes fungal spores from the air.
- Apply mold inhibitors to walls and ceilings.
- Avoid the use of carpets in areas like kitchens, bathrooms, and basements.
- Get rid of old books and newspapers or place them in a low-humidity environment.
- Get rid of flood-damaged carpets.
- Close windows at night to prevent airborne spores from entering during the more damp evening.
- Wear a dust mask when gardening.
- Avoid going outdoors right after a rainstorm or damp weather due to high mold counts.
Since fungal infections can spread throughout the body and compromise the immune system, a cure may involve taking antifungal drugs to ensure breathing and circulation are improved. Treating the underlying symptoms helps effectively curing yourself of a fungal infection brought on by Polythrincium sp.
How Alliance Enviro-Tech Can Help
You will want to ensure that you are not placing yourself at risk of succumbing to this fungal infection. It is important to be aware of all potential ways Polythincium sp. can spread in your home or office.
Alliance Enviro-Tech can disinfect both residential and commercial spaces thoroughly. Our Path-Guard® system and Path-Away Anti-Pathogenic Aerosol Solution® can kill Polythrincium sp, as well as other bacteria and viruses, in under five minutes, giving you peace of mind to know your place is a healthier space. Contact us to learn more about how we can help