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7 Things You May Not Know About Ragweed Pollen Allergy
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Melissa G Welcome to AAFA Janet! How long have you been dealing with asthma/allergies? [ more ]
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How Can You Tell the Difference Between COVID-19, a Cold, the Flu, Allergies, and Asthma?

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Knowing and Treating Your Early Warning Asthma Signs Can Reduce the Need for Emergency Room Visits
katalinfrog I have gone to the ER with these symptoms and they put the PulseOx on me and I'm still in the 90s and they say I'm OK. This confuses and concerns me as I'm clearly exhibiting the signs explained above. Thankfully I have my asthma specialist's cell # and I'm able to have him explain to the ER doc that I need prednisone and breathing treatments. I too, usually wait a long time before seeking help, because it's frustrating when I do. Does anyone else experience this? Great article, thank you 😊 [ 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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Brace Yourselves: The Biggest Week for Asthma Attacks Is Coming
Compton We're glad you're here @Lizz . Welcome! Can you feel the approaching high season through pollens, mold, or things like return to school? I hope you'll share those ideas and how you deal with them in the Asthma Support forum too. [ 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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Hives That Won’t Go Away: The Basics of CIU
Compton Welcome @JSP and thank you for sharing your experience. This looks like a great topic for the Skin Conditions Support forum or a reply to a discussion there. Looking forward to continuing the conversation with you! [ more ]
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7 Things You Should Know About Oral Allergy Syndrome
Kathy P Hey Ben - that's interesting that raw potatoes are causing a contact reaction on the your hands. And yes, potatoes and tomatoes are both in the nightshade family. Good luck with the gastro appointment and tests. I hope you will check in on the forums to let us know how that goes. [ 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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4 Common Respiratory Infections and How People With Asthma Can Protect Themselves
Deborah Bartlett This is a great blog post! Be sure to keep hydrated, especially with the heat running more during cold days and nights! Keep your head propped up during the night, to help keep your airway open. Be sure to contact your doctor right away if things just don't seem right. Cover your face with a scarf if going out into the cold. Yes, this means over your mask. Be sure to wash your hands properly when necessary. Follow your medication schedule as directed by your doctor! Also, don't forget to... [ 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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What People With Asthma Need to Know About Face Masks During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Compton Hello @Treychene and welcome to the AAFA community. It's uncomfortable sometimes to wear masks so I do sympathize. I hope you'll join in some of the masking discussions in the forums too. Many have their favorite styles and strategies which go a long way toward making things masks easier to use. [ more ]
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What If You’re Allergic to Grass? 11 Steps to Managing Grass Pollen Allergy

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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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Fun Ways to Teach Children About Asthma
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How to Safely Dispose of Your Asthma and Allergy Medicines

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The COVID-19 Vaccine: the Latest Information for People With Asthma and Allergies
Emelina Please consider immunization if you haven’t yet received your shot. There are a lot of rumors and disinformation floating on the web and social media. If you have questions or fears, please talk to your doctor or pharmacist! [ more ]
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Fact or Fiction: 5 Myths About Dust Mites
Compton Welcome, Suprabha to the AAFA community. An interesting question. CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® allergen-barrier mattress or pillow covers prevent dust mite colonies from booming in your bed. They will still live in your sheets, pillowcases and blankets, but with regular washing with hot water, you can keep the numbers down. Do Antibacterial mattresses make a difference? This would be a great question for Ask the Allergist. or a new topic in the Allergy Support forum. [ more ]
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3 Ways Humidity Affects Asthma
Dalectia Very informative! I've just read the related article about humidity recently https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325474.php . We don't live in a wet climate, and my son suffered because of dry air. We bought an ultrasonic humidifier to help him breathe easier, but at that time we hadn't known that the humidity level should be 40-45%. So the humidity in our room was around 55%, and my son’s health has not only not improved, but has also worsened. Thanks to our Dr, he explained to us how... [ more ]
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Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Bedroom
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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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AAFA Explains: Is Salt Therapy Safe and Effective for Asthma?