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Re: Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month Facebook Cover

Tiffany F. ·
can you make another option to use
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Re: Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month Twitter Cover

Tiffany F. ·
can you make another option to use
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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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Re: ACT for Asthma and Allergy: AAFA and MedicAlert Team Up for National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Smiles all the way ·
Greetings from my end, am always grateful for the useful tips,though regional differences yet one love. Please, keep the good work going, I appreciate every effort. Much love, Mary. On Tue, May 5, 2020, 8:18 PM Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America < support@aafa.org> wrote:
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Re: These Symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis Can Be the Most Frustrating

Andrea Walsh ·
Nothing has touched my insanely dry and itchy bout with eczema-like foderma eczema serum. No pain applying to broken skin and almost clear by morning. Even the prescription stuff does not give these results!
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Re: These Symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis Can Be the Most Frustrating

Melissa G ·
Hi Andrea, welcome to AAFA! I am glad that you found something to use on your eczema. How long have you been dealing with eczema? Here is a great resource on Eczema.
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Re: Other Health Conditions That Can Have Symptoms Similar to Asthma

Debbie Alves ·
frustrating -- especially after a lifetime of coping with asthma to develop a new one, and have to figure out the difference because it doesn't respond the same way. Arrgh!
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Re: Share a Photo That Shows How You Are More Than Asthma

AAFA Community Services ·
Congratulations to our second #morethanasthma 2019 winner! Krystin describes herself as a "video game loving medical student who just so happens to carry an inhaler." Asthma has been a challenge for her, but she is determined to overcome it. "To me #morethanasthma means that I might have asthma but asthma doesn’t have me," Krystin says. "It means never letting asthma define who I am and always trying my best to not let asthma hold me back. I will always have to pace myself but I will never...
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Re: Share a Photo That Shows How You Are More Than Asthma

AAFA Community Services ·
Congratulations to our third #morethanasthma 2019 winner! Kamille Rivers likes to help others with asthma see themselves as more than just a diagnosis. A self-described "petite plus-sized model," Kamille says, "My daughter Desi’rae and I are #morethanasthma because we stand strong, and we are fighters. I believe in staying healthy by eating all the proper foods and taking our medication daily." Kamille believes people can still maintain good health even with asthma. To spread that message,...
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Re: More Than Asthma: Financial Impact

Nancy W ·
I use Advair 250/50 to control my asthma. The cost of this inhaler, even the generic one is over a hundred dollars. By the time rent , recurring bills and food are paid for I’m lucky to afford 5 of my 7 medications let alone all 7! Prices are out of control! Pricing for drugs must be affordable. I have gone months without my asthma medication and it is very scary!
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Re: More Than Asthma: Financial Impact

Melissa G ·
Nancy, welcome to the AAFA forums! Have you looked into Medication Savings Programs? During your asthma appts, have you talked with your doctor about samples?
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Re: More Than Asthma: Financial Impact

K8sMom2002 ·
Hi, Nancy, I hear you on how expensive it can be to afford the meds you need to breathe. AAFA has a Patient Assistance Page listing several programs that may help you. Are you on a commercial or employee based insurance? Or are you on Medicare? Also, generic versions of Advair have been approved: GSK, Maker of ADVAIR DISKUS®, Announces Authorized Generic FDA Approves First Generic ADVAIR DISKUS® for Asthma Treatment Can you talk to your pharmacist to see if this generic might be available...
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Re: Share a Photo That Shows How You Are More Than Asthma

AAFA Community Services ·
Congratulations to our first #morethanasthma 2019 winner! Rashaun works hard to keep his asthma from turning his life upside down. He's an active boy who does aerial yoga and dreams of following in his grandfather's steps to become a fire inspector one day. How are you #morethanasthma? Upload a photo of you, your child or family and caption the image that shows how you are unique and how you overcome obstacles that asthma puts in your way . Images will be added to our mosaic on our More Than...
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Re: Share a Photo That Shows How You Are More Than Asthma

K8sMom2002 ·
Congratulations, @Erin-Leigh Gallop ! Thanks for sharing your photo!
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Re: Asthma and Other Conditions Can Raise Your Chances of Having Atopic Dermatitis

Barbara DICarlo ·
Thanks. This has nothing to do with my issues at all. I also do not have atopic dermetis. This does not help me. On Mon, Oct 22, 2018 at 11:22 AM, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America wrote:
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Re: Asthma and Other Conditions Can Raise Your Chances of Having Atopic Dermatitis

mdashiquennobi ·
Hope that someday the total cure of eczema will come and give some hope for eczema patients all over the world like me.
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Re: Asthma and Other Conditions Can Raise Your Chances of Having Atopic Dermatitis

K8sMom2002 ·
Mdashiquennobi, I hope that eczema will be cured one day, too! I know it's a frustrating disorder to have to deal with! Barbara, so glad you don't have eczema/atopic dermatitis to deal with! AAFA's blog contains news and updates related to asthma, allergies and skin disorders. You can control the level of emails you receive from the AAFA community. Take a moment and update your preferences to see just what you want to see. Hover over your user name and then select "Notifications." If you are...
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Re: These Symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis Can Be the Most Frustrating

StuffywithCare ·
Hi. I was unaware that atopic dermatitis has the symptom of sleep disturbance. Is the sleep problem due to the discomfort caused by the other symptoms or is the sleep problem a separate symptom? My 21-year-old has a small amount of eczema and he has trouble sleeping. He has never blamed the eczema for his sleep problems. Could there be a connection? Thank you.
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Re: These Symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis Can Be the Most Frustrating

Brenda Silvia-Torma ·
Hi @StuffywithCare , thanks for your blog comment! It's possible that there is a connection. Have you mentioned his sleep issues to his doctor? Here's an article from the American Academy of Dermatology that may answer some of your questions. Although the article is targeted to parents of small children, the information is relevant for anyone with eczema. The article also mentions, " When eczema itches, it can keep a child awake or wake the child from a sound sleep." What Can Help a Child...
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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: 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: Living With Eczema: Raise Awareness By Telling Your Eczema Story

miriam455 ·
I am getting horrible eczema under my hands. So horrific that some days I can infrequently put my arms down. Normally whilst it’s extremely cold outside. I’ve searched for something to help with the flare-ups for years and not anything helps apart from a really expensive steroid cream the dr gave me. Until I found Foderma eczema treatment serum!! It actually soothes and clears a flare-up overnight. I couldn’t live without it
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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: 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: 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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