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Understanding Eosinophilic Asthma
Osama Severe eosinophilic asthma which level of eosinophil percent and IgE levels to be considered the type of biological agents given [ more ]
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Can Birch Trees Trigger Food Allergies?
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Peter Prakke We can expect an abundance of cross-reactivity of Birch tree pollen, with other trees such as, the alder (Alnus glutinosa) - hazel (Corylus avellana) or hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) are examples, this year because of the changes in our environmental temperatures. Food cross-reactivity of Birch and apples are known, but..... there are many more. See your Dr. or Allergist for up-to-date information. Sue C. Killian wrote an excellent book about allergy and cross-reactivity. [ more ]
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Can Cat Food Reduce the Allergens From Cats?
Nurse LH My allergies got better after feeding my older cat the Senior formula of the Purina Pro Plan LiveClear formula, however I noticed significant health changes in my cat after several months of using this formula. She started to have a dull coat and was loosing her hair, so I had to switch off of it. I had to be extra vigilant in my home routine to keep my allergies and dermatitis from flaring up. I now take a damp cloth and go over the cat's coat weekly and get the under coat as much as... [ more ]
aruthaugusta I recently switched my cats to Purina Pro Plan Live Clear. It's only been a few weeks, but I feel like my allergies have gotten a little better! [ more ]
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How Does Rain Affect Pollen Levels?
K8sMom2002 KoreyAusTex, do you have allergies to mold or dust mites? Humidity from rains can cause mold spores to climb and dust mites to increase. Do you have more trouble indoors or out? [ more ]
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What Happens in Your Airways When You Have Asthma?
Compton The office is closed today so I can't get details. Most blogs here are the work of many people. It is OK to omit an author when a work is produced by an organization. For example. “3 Ways Humidity Affects Asthma | Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.” [Online]. Available: https://community.aafa.org/blo...idity-affects-asthma . [Accessed: 01-Dec-2018]. Thanks for using AAFA as a source! [ more ]
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DANGER! Don’t Nebulize Hydrogen Peroxide and Breathe It to Try to Treat or Prevent COVID-19
Kathy P Hi Ragweed - thank you for pulling up those articles. The potential for harm is high and there is no peer-reviewed scientific evidence that it is effective. [ more ]
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What If You’re Allergic to Grass? 11 Steps to Managing Grass Pollen Allergy

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If You Have a Shellfish Allergy, Don’t Eat Cicadas No Matter How Tasty They May Look

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AAFA Leads the Way to Lower Costs of Asthma Inhalers
Moe M. This is a great question, @BaLu . Contacting your state and local representatives is a great way to make your voice heard. AAFA also speaks with policymakers on behalf of those with asthma and allergies to advocate for access to affordable medications. Sharing community stories like yours helps us with these discussions. You can share your story by emailing us at stories@aafa.org . Sharing your story locally or via social media is another way to spread awareness of this issue and the... [ more ]
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7 Things You Should Know About Oral Allergy Syndrome
Ehende22 Does anyone know what type of pollen allergy would be responsible for a SWEET PEAS/PEAS OAS syndrome reaction? My daughter has asthma, eczema, & allergies and she gets EXTREMELY itchy roof of mouth and lips when she eats sweet peas. [ more ]
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Why Do I Need to Rinse My Mouth After Using an Inhaler?
Priti ghadage-sawale Yes that's true at the same inhaled corticosteroids make ur mouth and throat dry and can change ur texture of ur voice making it heavier [ more ]
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): What People With Asthma Need to Know
Shea I find I can do best in lightweight cloth masks like the 3 ply ones at Old Navy, with a mask brace underneath it to hold it off the face some, a stick-on metal nosepiece so it doesn't leak/fog glasses (they come in packs of 100 on Amazon for cheap), and avoid strenuous activity while wearing it, I usually only wear it inside and 6 foot distance both in and outside, AND if its for long periods, I found these fan necklaces that are quiet but blow air up on you to help reduce the heat/humidity... [ more ]
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Did I Develop An Allergy To The Ingredients In My Lip Balm?
Canaryalice If you rotate your lip balms and lipsticks it will help to stop this from happening. My Environmental Illness doctor told me to do this. I get fragrance free lipsticks and only use them once a week. I have very dry lips so these are important for me. [ more ]
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How to Safely Dispose of Your Asthma and Allergy Medicines
Moe M. @Allen - I'm sorry you're running into trouble finding a facility to take your inhalers! Most inhalers are considered hazardous waste, so they cannot be disposed of in a medical waste disposal box, pharmaceutical disposal box, or a sharps container. This can make it tricky when finding the right place to dispose of expired or used inhalers. Usually the easiest way to get rid of them is by giving them to your local pharmacy (make sure to call first). At some pharmacies, you can also buy... [ more ]
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Flovent HFA and Flovent Diskus Asthma Medicines Being Discontinued
Candy J I take Flovent and was disgusted by this news. OptumRX denied my doctors prescription. I called Medicare and they said to asked for the formulary exception. I haven’t done that yet but my doctor prescribed Qvar redi-haler instead. I hope it works as it was $131. I don’t think Medicare covers the one indicated here as a good substitute. I’m kind of afraid to use this. [ more ]
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AAFA Explains: Is Salt Therapy Safe and Effective for Asthma?
Melissa G Hi Gina! Welcome to AAFA! How long have you been dealing with asthma or allergies? [ more ]
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2024 Allergy Capitals Report Ranks the Most Challenging Cities to Live in with Seasonal Allergies
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Cleaning When You Have Asthma: The Dirty Truth
Shea This is good information, thank you (and to USA2 below as well!) I am all about the: "have someone else clean for you" option.... Do you think medicare will cover that? I would like a Rosie Robot. I guess I can learn to mix things and make cleaners... I have found some that bother me less than others.. Like the seventh generation brand and the mrs meyers-- I aim for the unscented. Good to know about vinegar not killing covid. Does hot steam? (Did I miss that part?) .....this is motivating me... [ more ]
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What People With Asthma Need to Know About Face Masks During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Treychene I'm have asthma like a lot of people do, but I don't like wearing any mask, they all feel suffocating and like I can't breathe at all because of the mask, it's in the way of how we live, I can't even run with having the mask on. [ more ]
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