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Spread Awareness About Asthma and Allergies in One Click

AAFA Community Services ·
May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Join us as we raise awareness about asthma and allergies. More than 25 million people in the U.S. with asthma. Ten people die every day from asthma. But with the right education and treatment, the deaths are preventable. Together, we can educate others about the seriousness of asthma.
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Student Raises Asthma Awareness Through Senior Project About AAFA

AAFA Community Services ·
Chelsea Johnson was diagnosed with asthma in the fifth grade. So when the senior at Plain Dealing High School in Plain Dealing, Louisiana, started to work on her senior project, she knew she wanted to help an asthma organization. For her project, Chelsea decided to raise money for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). She also had to write an eight-page paper. With the help of her English teacher, Kimberly Shelton, Chelsea searched for asthma organizations online. AAFA’s...
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The Impacts of Asthma Go Beyond Physical Health

AAFA Community Services ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) conducted the My Life With Asthma survey to highlight the challenges people with asthma, especially severe asthma, face. We found that people with asthma have concerns beyond their physical health. Many deal with fear and worry.
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These Symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis Can Be the Most Frustrating

AAFA Community Services ·
Atopic dermatitis (AD), a type of eczema, can be a frustrating skin disease. Many people think it's just a rash or dry skin. But it's so much more. AD symptoms can be extremely uncomfortable, even embarrassing at times. It can have a significant effect on quality of life. Help us raise awareness about eczema during Eczema Awareness Month by sharing the messages below on social media. Share on Social Media Share this picture and message on social media. To download the picture, right-click...
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Time Is Running Out to Get Your Gear for Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month

AAFA Community Services ·
Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month is coming soon! There are many ways you can help us spread awareness, but one of the best is to talk with those you see every day. Shop our online store for conversation starters like T-shirts, bracelets and medicine bags.
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Upload a Photo and Enter a Chance to Win a “Healthier Home” Package!

AAFA Community Services ·
National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month is under way! Thank you for all you’re doing to help us raise awareness about asthma and allergies. There's still time to enter our More Than Asthma photo sharing contest! By sharing your photo, you can raise awareness and have a chance to win a “healthier home” package.
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13 Ways to Recognize Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

AAFA Community Services ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America wants you to get involved with us during May 2016 for Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Bring attention to the issues surrounding allergic diseases and the challenges of asthma. We make it easy: 13 Ways to Take Action for People with Asthma and Allergies You can make a difference for people living with asthma and allergies. We list 13 things for you to do, including joining our Advocacy Network , meeting us in St. Louis for Strides for Safe Kids...
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Your Game Plan So You Can Exercise Safely with Asthma

AAFA Community Services ·
Rashad Jennings, New York Giants running back, Dr. Neeta Ogden and a team of kids who live with asthma share tips to help people with asthma stay healthy and active.
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A Positive Outlook and Determination Help Teenager Overcome Asthma and Beat the Odds

AAFA Community Services ·
During National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, there are many ways to educate others about asthma and allergies and what it’s like to live with them. We offer several tools and ideas to help you get involved. As part of this year’s focus, More Than Asthma, we want to highlight Leo Ignacio "Nacho" Adams. Faced with severe asthma from since he was an infant, Nacho's determination helped him become an active teenager, despite the odds.
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AAFA and ASL Celebrate the 2019 US-Ireland Research Innovation Award for the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program

AAFA Community Services ·
During Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) came together to celebrate the 2019 US-Ireland Research Innovation Award. The two organizations recently received the award for the development of the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program.
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AAFA CEO to Bike Across Michigan for Asthma and Allergy Awareness

AAFA Community Services ·
AAFA President and CEO Dr. Cary Sennett and his wife Sara are about to bike through Michigan. They are partnering with AAFA’s Michigan Chapter, to raise awareness (and funds) to improve the lives of people with asthma in Michigan and across the country.
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Asthma and Other Conditions Can Raise Your Chances of Having Atopic Dermatitis

AAFA Community Services ·
Do you or close relatives have a history of asthma, allergic rhinitis (hay fever), food allergies or other allergic diseases? If so, you have a higher chance of having atopic dermatitis (AD), the most common type of eczema. These types of allergic conditions are often inherited and related. Many people with AD have at least one of these other conditions. Help us raise awareness about eczema and AD during Eczema Awareness Month by sharing the messages below on social media. Share on Social...
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Asthma Is Responsible for 2 Million Emergency Room Visits Each Year

AAFA Community Services ·
Asthma is the third-leading cause of hospital stays in children. Hospitalizations among children are higher during Asthma Peak Week in September when children return to school and are exposed to more asthma triggers, allergens and respiratory infections.
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World Asthma Day 2017: 10 Tweets to Raise Awareness!

AAFA Community Services ·
Here are some quick awareness messages and asthma facts that you can Tweet to spread awareness for #WorldAsthmaDay
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Re: May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Deborah Bartlett ·
I am looking forward to learning more about asthma. I hope alot of new people will read about asthma and allergies. The more educated we become, the more we understand others' struggles. We never stop learning! I have severe persistent asthma, COPD, and some other health issues as well. These health issues don't stop me from doing what I need to do! I still take care of my home and do as much as I can to help others. Keep calm. Stay strong. Carry on! 💪❤☺
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Re: May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Lexi Larabee ·
Please let me know if you’d like me to talk about anything still improving from my Bronchial Thermoplasty and actually running for the first time in my life!!!
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Re: May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

K8sMom2002 ·
Lexi, that is AWESOME! on running! It sounds like BT was the right move for you!
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Re: May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Deborah Bartlett ·
Lexi- That is great news! Keep up the good work! 👍
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Re: May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

BenR ·
Make sense with all the allergies in the air. You don’t quite think of asthma with say January .
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Re: May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Deborah Bartlett ·
Ben- I think alot of folks may not realize that asthmatics can have problems throughout the year. It depends what triggers your asthma. It also depends on what type of asthma a person has. ☺
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Re: May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

BenR ·
Very true I have allergy’s year around. You just don’t think of asthma with anything other then spring . Lol like hypothermia and summer.
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Re: May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Kabir Malik ·
I have just joined the forum from India and looking forward to learn how best one can cope with Asthama.I am Asthamic on and off 3/4 times adding to a month in a year in the yellow zone,I take nebuliser ampules viz. Asthalin in emergency but look forward to being in the green zone.
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Re: May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Melissa G ·
Hi Kabir Malik! Welcome to the AAFA Forums! Sounds like you have been really struggling with your asthma symptoms . Do you have an asthma action plan? Here is a free online Asthma Care course . It goes over the basics of asthma, triggers, symptoms and how to manage your asthma. Please join us in the Asthma Support Forum. You will be able to connect with other members and see how they manage their asthma on a daily basis.
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Re: May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Deborah Bartlett ·
Yes, Ben! This is precisely why we need to spread the word about asthma! People can become educated and possibly, some triggers may lessen...such as fragrance and pet dander in public places. They affect people with asthma year round! ☺
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Re: October Is National Eczema Awareness Month – Here Are 5 Facts You Should Know

MarianJacinto ·
As my experience, Foderma eczema serum truly had helped with my eczema flare-up. I also decided to enroll in the auto shop as well. Still not able to find in my local stores. I would definitely recommend Foderma to a friend or family member.
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Re: October Is National Eczema Awareness Month – Here Are 5 Facts You Should Know

Melissa G ·
Welcome to the AAFA forums Marianjacinto! I'm glad to hear that you found something that works for your eczema. How long have you had eczema?
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Re: October Is National Eczema Awareness Month – Here Are 5 Facts You Should Know

Oni mercy ·
Thanks, it was helpful On Oct 3, 2019 8:03 PM, "Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America" < support@aafa.org> wrote:
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Re: October Is National Eczema Awareness Month – Here Are 5 Facts You Should Know

Melissa G ·
Welcome to AAFA Oni! If there is anything we can help you with, please let us know.
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Re: Living With Eczema: Raise Awareness By Telling Your Eczema Story

Tyler Corella ·
I’ve suffered from eczema, along with asthma for my entire life due to extreme prematurity. I’ve always found it to be quite a nuisance, but especially more so once I entered HighSchool. I mainly suffer with eczema on my arms and legs. It took going through so many different medications to find what didn’t burn my skin, or make it itch a thousand times worse, and as a young kid, that impulse control was non-existent to the point where my arms would be cracked with blood. Luckily, it’s gotten...
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Re: Living With Eczema: Raise Awareness By Telling Your Eczema Story

Melissa G ·
Welcome to AAFA, Tyler! Thank you for sharing your story and encouragement! You can also share your story and journey in our Skin Conditions Support Forum.
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Re: Living With Eczema: Raise Awareness By Telling Your Eczema Story

LakiaShavonLightner ·
#MyEczemaStory Since childhood, I’ve suffered from Eczema. This skin allergy looks like a rash. Also each section of the skin itches. Medicine is the only way, to treat Eczema. This skin allergy appears on my, arms, thighs and legs. When it’s warm outside I wear, capris plus light jackets. To cover up my Eczema from others. As always very appreciative to share my story! Through the, AAFA, what would I do without this organization? I’m sure other patients strongly feel, this way!
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Re: Living With Eczema: Raise Awareness By Telling Your Eczema Story

K8sMom2002 ·
Lakia, thank you for sharing! I'm using your comment to start a new thread on our community so that you can get more eyes on your comment and maybe see how other people are working to improve their eczema.
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Re: May Is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Marie E Natzke ·
T-shirt is nice but I can't wear shirts like that due to my spine/neck surgerys. Are ther any plans to have a scoop neck or V-Neck T-shirt for Women?
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Re: May Is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Kathy P ·
Thanks for the feedback on styles Marie. If there was enough interest, we could add more styles.
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Re: May Is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

wsmith1166 ·
Need larger sizes for men to wear that are larger.
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Re: May Is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Kathy P ·
Thanks for the feedback - we'll look at adding more sizes.
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Re: Allergy Awareness: Dust Mites May Be the Most Common Triggers of Year-Round Asthma and Allergies

SFMG ·
Dust mites and mold are a big problem for me when traveling, especially in Europe, so I travel with a large plastic drop sheet (the light type painters use) to wrap around a hotel mattress if it looks as if it might harbor dust mites, and have an inflatable pillow. It is very stressful to always be on the alert for asthma and allergy triggers. Too many times have I stayed in a hotel and ended up spending the night in the bathroom because the AC filter had not been changed in aeons and it was...
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Re: Your Game Plan So You Can Exercise Safely with Asthma

K8sMom2002 ·
Love this! I'm one of those with EIB ... hard to exercise, but my asthma and health just aren't the same if I DON'T manage to exercise!
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Re: What It Feels Like to Have Asthma - Help #TackleAsthma for Kids

AAFA Community Services ·
Visit www.TackleAsthma.org to see more learn more about being active and healthy when you have asthma. You can download our Tackle Asthma Playbook and read inspirational stories from our team captains.
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