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Easy Ways to Raise Awareness About Asthma and Allergies

 

Help us raise awareness about asthma and allergies during May, National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month with 31 Days of Action. About 25 million people in the U.S. (20 million adults and 5 million children) have asthma. And around 32 million Americans (26 million adults and 6 million children) have food allergies.

Asthma alone causes 1.6 million emergency department visits each year. And severe allergic reactions to food cause 30,000 emergency department visits. With the right education and treatment, we can help people manage asthma and allergies to reduce medical emergencies.

You can also raise awareness during May using our social tools below.

Change Your Profile Picture

Change your profile image to one of our awareness ribbons or add a Facebook Frame or Twibbon to show you support asthma and allergy awareness.



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Share Awareness Images

Share facts about asthma and allergies with our awareness images. To share, click an image below. Then click one of the social sharing buttons to post the image on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Reddit.

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Ready-to-Tweet Asthma Facts

Here are some quick awareness messages and asthma facts that you can tweet to spread awareness:

  1. There is no cure for #asthma. The best way to manage asthma is to avoid triggers, take medicine to prevent symptoms and prepare to treat attacks. Learn how with AAFA's ASTHMA Care online course: https://ctt.ec/V46La+ via @AAFANational Tweet This

  2. People with #asthma have concerns beyond their physical health. They may be burdened by financial impacts such as missed work days and the cost of medicine. https://ctt.ec/c4edo+ via @AAFANational Tweet This

  3. Common #asthma symptoms are coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing and chest tightness. https://ctt.ec/f_35V+ via @AAFANational Tweet This

  4. An #asthma episode, also called an asthma flare-up or asthma attack can happen any time. Mild symptoms may only last a few minutes while more severe asthma symptoms can last hours or days. Learn more about asthma symptoms: https://ctt.ec/NG5bd+ via @AAFANational Tweet This

  5. Up to 60% of adults and 80% of kids with asthma also have allergies that trigger their asthma – also known as allergic asthma. https://ctt.ec/Q8j7H+ via @AAFANational Tweet This

  6. Kids with #asthma have concerns beyond their physical health. Kids miss more than 13.8 million school days. Tools to help manage asthma at school: https://ctt.ec/dlfTu+ via @AAFANational Tweet This

Follow us as we share resources and information all month long to raise awareness to improve the lives of people with asthma and allergies:

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is the largest and oldest nonprofit patient organization dedicated to asthma and allergies. Our online community includes public blogs. To post a comment, you will need to register or sign in.

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