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Xolair Approved for Children with Asthma Triggered by Allergens

AAFA Community Services ·
There is a new drug available for children with uncontrolled asthma caused by airborne allergens. Xolair is already approved for people, ages 12 and older, with moderate to severe asthma. It belongs to a class of drugs called biologics. It is given in a doctor’s office by injection. The FDA recently approved it for children between ages 6 and 11 whose asthma is not controlled with other long-term medications . Approval makes Xolair the only biologic for children with uncontrolled allergic...
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Re: Xolair Approved for Children with Asthma Triggered by Allergens

JadesJourney ·
Jade just started her first round of Xolair Injections this past week. She's SO brave! But...I have to admit...It was a bittersweet moment; watching her sit there, calm, asking the nurse to count slowly for her, watching the needle, as she was given both injections. Outside of respectfully saying that it "kind of hurt, a lot", she didn't complain, or cry, or move, or refuse, or scream...she just sat still and watched! As a mom, this was a like a dream come true...at first. [{Sidebar} At this...
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K8sMom2002 ·
I totally get what you're saying here, @JadesJourney ... fingers crossed that these shots will give her some control over her asthma that has been lacking! WTG on you helping guide her so that she CAN ask those "big girl" questions about the medications she's on. Hang tight, Mama!
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Jen ·
@JadesJourney That is great that Jade is so brave during those shots. We have other members who have been on xolair as well and have discussed their experiences on our support forums.
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Jen ·
@JadesJourney How are things going with the Xolair?
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Sgp8136 ·
Thank you for sharing your experience. My 10 year old is going to be starting Xolair very soon, we finally got the approval from our insurance. I’m hoping this is just what she needs. She has been hospitalized so many times and is constantly absent from school because of her asthma not to mention all the steroids she’s taken. We’ve tried so many different preventative medications and it just isn’t enough. I hope all goes well and there aren’t any side effects the possibility of that is...
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K8sMom2002 ·
Welcome, SGP8136! I am hoping that your daughter will do well on the Xolair and will see improvements! Please know that you guys aren't alone as you go along ... you'll find plenty of support on AAFA's Asthma Support Community .
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2019 Spring Allergy Capitals: See If Your City Made Our List

AAFA Community Services ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has released the 2019 Spring Allergy Capitals™ report to look at why some locations are more affected than others. Our report ranks the top 100 cities in the nation for spring allergies.
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Re: Immunotherapy May Help People With Allergic Asthma Breathe Easier

BenR ·
I have allergic asthma. I used to get immune therapy shots . Until it was ragweed season and they gave me the shot and my throat Closed up . Eventually they want to try again. . But since I have been sick so often because of my immune deficiency and Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia they didn’t want to risk it . My allergic asthma doesn’t just mess with my lungs it also causes my throat to spasm .
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Re: Immunotherapy May Help People With Allergic Asthma Breathe Easier

BenR ·
Dissolvable allergy pills come in handy with allergic asthma especially if you can’t drink water.
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Immunotherapy May Help People With Allergic Asthma Breathe Easier

AAFA Community Services ·
Out of the 25 million people who have asthma, about 60% of them have allergic asthma. If you have allergic asthma, this means allergens trigger asthma symptoms. Immunotherapy may help allergic asthma symptoms.
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More Than 25 Million Americans Have Asthma

AAFA Community Services ·
Asthma and allergies affect more than 60 million Americans. Allergic disease, which includes asthma, is the fifth leading chronic disease in the U.S. They can impact you socially, emotionally and financially. But asthma and allergies don't have to define you. But working with your doctor and following your treatment plan, you can thrive and do many of the things you enjoy doing.
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Re: AAFA Meets With DOT to Advocate for Equal Rights for People With Asthma and Allergies on Planes

Shea ·
❤❤❤ Thank you so much! ❤❤❤
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AAFA Meets With DOT to Advocate for Equal Rights for People With Asthma and Allergies on Planes

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) met with the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). We spoke with members of their Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings and Consumer Protection Division on behalf of people with asthma and allergies. We shared how critical it is that people with asthma and allergies who have to be on planes with emotional support animals have equal rights.
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