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Allergy & Asthma Network is a multidisciplinary network of patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals and community stakeholders all dedicated to ending needless death and suffering due to asthma, allergies and related conditions.
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Allergy & Asthma Network is excited to announce our new Food Allergy Coach Program for Licensed Mental Health Professionals! This is a 11-module, on-demand home study course that will earn up to 9 hours of continuing education credit through NBCC. You will even be able to apply for a certification as a Food Allergy Coach after completion!
Help 6+ million kids living with food allergies by completing this course at your own pace to help you -
- Understand the food allergy experience
- Increase empathy for people with food allergies, their caregivers, and their families
- Recognize and meet mental health and behavioral health food allergy needs
Interested? Visit us to learn all the details of this innovative and novel course -
Today, we're proud to play a role in helping launch the Digital Health for Equitable Health () Alliance. This is a milestone for the future of for underserved communities to help create a more accessible and inclusive society. Learn more here: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/partners-across-health-care-academia-and-patient-advocacy-launch-the-digital-health-for-equitable-health-alliance-a-unique-coalition-to-address-disparities-in-access-to-healthcare-using-digital-health-technology-301551286.html?tc=eml_cleartime
For people living with , it's more than just a skin condition. Help the voices of those with living with chronic urticaria around the world be heard by taking part in the Urticaria Voices global survey: https://allergyasthmanetwork.org/news/chronic-urticaria-voices-research/
Do you ever feel like your asthma symptoms are worsening? It is important to stop and ask yourself, “Am I having an asthma attack?” These 3 common warning signs may help you determine if you having an asthma attack -
• Your throat becomes itchy
• Breathing gets harder
• You may develop tightness or pain in your chest
These 3 signs along with coughing and wheezing are all signs that point to having an asthma attack.
If you are having an asthma attack - treatment can include asthma medicines, including quick- relief albuterol inhalers, and utilizing your Asthma Action Plan. If you are unsure what to do or are in an emergency, seek immediate medical attention or dial 9-1-1. 🫁
Learn all there is to know about asthma attacks to stay healthy and safe- https://allergyasthmanetwork.org/what-is-asthma/asthma-attack/
We’re excited to collaborate with @lungusa, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Merck to support The Cough Chronicles, an educational resource for those with chronic cough.
Summer is approaching and with summer comes swimming in pools. But what if you live with eczema? Is it safe to swim in chlorinated pools during the summer? The answer is yes! Dr. Kelly Maples, a board-certified allergist and immunologist, explains why it is safe and other tips for this summer in a new Ask the Allergist video. ☀️🏊♀️
Allergy & Asthma Network is excited to be spotlighted on a new Verywell microsite called, “Health Divide: Asthma in People of Color”. Allergy & Asthma Network is a featured resource on the site that highlights how Black, Hispanics/Latino, and Indigenous people are disproportionately affected regarding their asthma.
In order to help understand why asthma affects people of color more than White people, the microsite takes a closer look at:
- Asthma risk factors
- Barriers to receiving an asthma diagnosis
- Issues with asthma treatment
- The cost of asthma
Also featured on this microsite are personal stories about being a person of color and living with asthma. Learn more about the health disparities and read three inspiring personal stories - https://www.verywellhealth.com/health-divide-asthma-5270308
Make sure to check out our “Respiratory Tools” poster during ! This poster is the perfect tool for both patients and medical professionals. It provides information and education on tools to help patients manage asthma: nebulizers, valved holding chambers and spacers, spirometry, peak flow meter, Asthma Action Plans, and more. 🫁
Visit our online store and get a copy for yourself, your office, your home, or even for the school! https://members.allergyasthmanetwork.org/store/viewproduct.aspx?id=15766347
How has COVID-19 affected our communities and schools? Come join Allergy & Asthma Network President and CEO, Tonya Winders, discuss with Purvi Parikh, MD, a board-certified allergist and immunologist, about the incidence, distribution, and possible control of COVID-19. They will discuss community issues, nationwide transmission and important ongoing prevention strategies.
When? Thursday, May 19th at 4pm ET
Register here: https://allergyasthmanetwork.org/webinars-updates/covid-19-epidemiological-view/
Today marks the beginning of National Eosinophil Awareness Week. We are joining with American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED) to raise awareness and show support for those living with eosinophil-associated diseases, such as, eosinophilic asthma.
What is eosinophilic asthma?
Eosinophilic asthma is a subtype of asthma. It can be a life-changing diagnosis and some feel overwhelmed learning how to manage this difficult-to-control condition. Visit eosasthma.org for our online toolkit complete with:
• Diagnosis and treatment info, tips, and FAQs
• Educational videos
• Questions to ask your doctor
• Asthma Action Plan templates
Oral allergy syndrome (OAS) happens when people with pollen allergies to trees, grasses or weeds develop mild allergy symptoms around the mouth after eating raw fruits or vegetables. How common is OAS? Well, the answer is somewhat unclear because the condition is often undiagnosed but we do know that as many as 1 out of every 3 people with seasonal allergies may experience oral allergy syndrome.
Symptoms may get worse during pollen season. This happens because some fruits and vegetables are botanically related to what is pollinating. This time of year, for example, grass will begin pollinating. If you have a grass pollen allergy, you may get some oral symptoms to botanically foods like kiwi or melon. Use this graphic for a quick reminder of what fruits and vegetables are botanically related to what is pollinating.
Learn more about symptoms, treatment, and prevention efforts for oral allergy syndrome - https://allergyasthmanetwork.org/health-a-z/oral-allergy-syndrome/
As comes to an end, we want to make sure that you understand how to know if an allergic reaction is life-threatening. Dr. Douglas Jones, MD joins us in our Ask-The-Allergist series with tips on how to recognize a life-threatening reaction.
During it is important to highlight epinephrine, a life-saving medication used to treat anaphylaxis. Epinephrine can be given using an auto-injector or injection into the muscle in the outer thigh. Use our new “What is Epinephrine” infographic for a quick understanding of what epinephrine does, the side effects, and more helpful tips in case epinephrine is needed if a food allergy causes anaphylaxis. You can also learn more about epinephrine and anaphylaxis at our website - https://allergyasthmanetwork.org/anaphylaxis/
Our colleagues at NeedyMeds are hosting a webinar on May 17th to help inform you on the top seven medication saving methods. Join this 25-minute webinar to learn from NeedyMeds founder Dr. Richard Sagall on how to save money on medications. We're betting you've never heard of some of these before! Register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/5172354902654659083
Until recently, those living with food allergies had to live with their food allergies knowing that there was no treatment or cure - just prevention efforts. This year during we would like to thank the researchers and those who are participating in clinical trials that have led to new treatments and more continuing to be developed. One of those treatments is food allergy immunotherapy.
Why undergo food allergy immunotherapy? What questions should you ask your doctor about undergoing food allergy immunotherapy? We spoke with Douglas Jones, MD, board-certified allergist and immunologist with the Tanner Clinic in Layton, Utah to find out more information for you regarding food allergy immunotherapy. https://allergyasthmanetwork.org/news/ask-the-allergist-why-food-allergy-immunotherapy/
Happy School Nurses Day! We love and appreciate our nation's school nurses today and everyday. Thank you for all that you do to take care of students with allergies, asthma, and related conditions.We value school nurses and how important they are to our children with allergies, asthma, and related conditions. If you want to see more school nurses in schools across the country like we do, please honor them by filling out this quick form to send a letter to your congressional representatives to tell them to support the School Nurse Act - https://advocacy.allergyasthmanetwork.org/action/more-school-nurses/
We also have a lot of information, resources, and tools for school nurses to check out and utilize on our website. Find some helpful information here: https://allergyasthmanetwork.org/allergies-and-asthma-at-school/ and also check out our online store for posters, publications, and anything else you may want for your school nurses office!
Make sure to thank your school nurse today!
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