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Re: 7 Things You Should Know About Oral Allergy Syndrome

Shea ·
Tommy, my 8 year old, has both food allergies and OAS to a lot if things that cross-react with his pollen allergies. The difference with his OAS is that some times of year he can eat the foods just fine (like cucumber which cross-reacts with his ragweed allergy) but as soon as ragweed season comes it gets him itchy (especially under his arms). Then only if his ragweed allergy is bothering him or flared he will react to sunflower seed which stinks because he loves sunbutter and jelly...
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Re: 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.
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Advocacy Update: Funding for Asthma Programs and Food Allergy Research, Protections for Students, and Action on Sesame Allergy

AAFA Community Services ·
Great Strides in July 2020 for People With Asthma and Allergies AAFA has made great strides this month in advocating for policies that protect people with asthma and allergies. The House Energy and Commerce Committee passed the School-Based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act (H.R. 2468) and the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research (FASTER) Act (H.R. 2117) . These have been top priority issues for our organization and we're excited for this progress! UPDATE...
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How COVID-19 Could Affect School Health Care Plans for Asthma and Allergies

AAFA Community Services ·
Even though COVID-19 will change how schools operate for the 2020-2021 school year, children with asthma and allergies need to have a school health care plan in place if they are returning to in-person learning. Physical distancing, extra hand-washing , face masks and coverings , and other school policies may impact your child’s care plan. What Is a School Health Care Plan? A school health care plan is a document (or set of documents) that outlines your child’s medical condition and how it...
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Back to School: Creating a Healthy Environment for Students and Staff With Asthma and Allergies (Video and Resources)

AAFA Community Services ·
The MedicAlert Foundation and Kenneth Mendez, CEO and president of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), hosted a webinar on how parents and school staff can prepare for the new school year. They answered questions and shared resources on how to create a school that is food allergy and asthma friendly while preventing the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 . Watch on YouTube Resources Asthma COVID-19 and Asthma Toolkit for Schools Helping Students Manage Asthma in School...
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Re: How COVID-19 Could Affect School Health Care Plans for Asthma and Allergies

Godmyfour ·
Its ridiculous that MD do have no protection for our childern. My daugther has asthma bad especially in September this year it was the 1st day. Plus yes our school systems is so not right. They failed my baby 2 two but over turned the last one. Then last year ask if she wants to go in her correct grade in October no this should of been offered before school started. Crazy no implenations or help.
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Re: How COVID-19 Could Affect School Health Care Plans for Asthma and Allergies

Compton ·
Hello Godmyfour. Welcome to these community discussions where very difficult questions can be asked and where smart and compassionate people share their best answers. My own children are past school but I can imagine how hard it is for you to send yours to school with so much uncertainty. I guess for me the first thing to know is what IS the COVID plan at my school? Is it the best available? What are school staff doing at your children's school? Are you satisfied you know how to play your...
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Facebook Live Chat: The Latest From the NIH on COVID-19, Asthma and Food Allergies

AAFA Community Services ·
Join AAFA President and CEO Kenneth Mendez as he talks with experts from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) about the latest research on COVID-19, asthma and food allergies. When: Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, 1:30 – 2 p.m. ET (10:30 – 11 a.m. PT) Where: AAFA's Facebook page – watch the session live or later from your computer, iOS or Android device. RSVP: Click the "Going" icon on our Facebook event to receive a reminder...
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Skip Flowers, Perfume and Candy for Your Valentine With Asthma and Allergies

AAFA Community Services ·
Flowers, candy, perfume and candles may be common gifts for Valentine’s Day. But if you give them to your loved ones with asthma and allergies, you may give them something you didn’t plan on – triggers that cause symptoms. Instead, give non-traditional asthma and allergy friendly gifts.
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Re: AAFA Advocacy Recap and What’s Next in 2021

lori1022 ·
Thank you for this summary. Such important initiatives to Champion! Pets/ESA/manipulative use of animal in public use business spaces by the public and animal owners in AIRLINERS (especially closed spaces) and event store/shop/retail/restaurant space businesses. Has been long, long, overdue. This has been extremely harmful for the disability population as we have seen. An application of service animal needed to be made OR ENFORCED. By large business associations and large companies, only way...
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Re: Health Care Disparities in the Asthma and Allergy Community (Videos and Resources)

JR ·
The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are both appropriate for adults over the age of 18 (Pfizer's can be given to teens/adults at 16 years old and up). Now, if you're coughing and choking because you have COVID, you should hold off on getting the vaccine until you feel better ( per the CDC ). If you are coughing and choking because you have an allergies (e.g., pollen, peanuts, pineapple, etc), you can still get the vaccine. That said, if you are allergic to any of the specific...
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Re: Health Care Disparities in the Asthma and Allergy Community (Videos and Resources)

Lorene ·
Hi @californiamom ! Welcome to the community. We have a blog post with lots of information on the COVID-19 vaccines . The post includes and easy-to-use chart that explains who should get which vaccine, who should talk their doctor first, and who may want to wait. Have you signed up for your vaccine appointment yet? Thanks for the reminder to smile - I always appreciate a good smile. Lorene
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AAFA Advocacy Recap and What’s Next in 2021

Jenna R. ·
The year 2020 was unlike any other – filled with loss and uncertainty for so many. With the nation still rocked by a global pandemic, this year is proving to be no different. Despite many obstacles, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) remains committed to advocating for the asthma and allergy community. Last year, we led and took part in more than 20 different coalitions working together to move bills through Congress and state governments. Four of the bills AAFA championed...
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Health Care Disparities in the Asthma and Allergy Community (Videos and Resources)

AAFA Community Services ·
The New England Chapter of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) recently hosted a webinar to examine health equity among Black Americans. Four experts joined the online discussion, titled “Speaker Series: Health Care Disparities in the Asthma and Allergy Community.” The panel looked at how these factors affect health equity: Social determinants of health Structural racism Implicit bias Asthma Disparities in America The burden of asthma in the U.S. falls disproportionately on...
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Re: Health Care Disparities in the Asthma and Allergy Community (Videos and Resources)

californiamom ·
which vaccine do you suggest for a senior with breathing and coughing and choking issues? MODERNA, PFIZER OR JOHNSON AND JOHNSON? .....AND DON'T YOU FORGET TO SMILE TODAY. I KNOW I AM. On Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 11:16 AM Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America < support@aafa.org> wrote:
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Re: AAFA Advocacy Recap and What’s Next in 2021

MG ·
We agree with you, lori 1022. The problem spans all aspects of life: education, housing, work, transportation, medical care, recreation and basic activities of daily living. We need laws to protect people who are allergic and/or anxious, as there is direct discrimination even in the laws that are written. People are taking their dogs everywhere, because first the legal system allowed them to, and then it became socially acceptable. The media has become an enormous partner in the problem,...
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Teach Kids About Asthma and Food Allergies With AAFA’s Activity Book

AAFA Community Services ·
Are you looking for a simple and fun way to help your child learn about asthma or food allergies? “Ally & Andy’s Awesome Asthma and Allergy Activities” book (available in English and Arabic ) teaches children about asthma and food allergy basics through relatable characters, coloring pages, puzzles, and other activities you and your child can do together. Currently, there are about 5.1 million children under 18 with asthma. 1 It is the leading chronic disease in children. 2 About 5.6...
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Asthma and Allergy Myths, Part 2! Home Allergy Tests, Caffeine, Adult Asthma, and Food Allergies and COVID-19 Vaccines

AAFA Community Services ·
Can caffeine stop an asthma attack? Are at-home food allergy tests legit? Dr. M. Itch is back on TikTok to answer these questions and more about asthma and allergies . Don't forget to check out our first round of myth-busting videos . Watch our AAFA blog and TikTok channel for more videos during National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month . RELATED CONTENT Watch Dr. M. Itch bust more asthma and allergy myths: Part 1: Face Masks, Inhalers, and Climate Change Part 3: Food Allergies: Milk...
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AAFA Marks Day of Remembrance for Lives Lost to Asthma and Allergies

AAFA Community Services ·
On this final Friday of National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month , the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) , our food allergy division, are holding a Remembrance Day in honor of family members and loved ones who’ve died from asthma or allergies. On average, more than 3,500 Americans die from asthma each year. 1 An estimated 200 also die each year because of severe allergic reactions, called anaphylaxis [anna-fih-LACK-sis]. 2 These death rates...
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If You Have a Shellfish Allergy, Don’t Eat Cicadas No Matter How Tasty They May Look

AAFA Community Services ·
You’ve probably heard the buzz as billions, if not trillions, of Brood X cicadas are coming out of their 17-year breeding cycle in much of the eastern half of the United States. We’re not just talking about the loud, constant whir that sounds like an army of lawn mowers. We’re talking about the latest food buzz. Some people are obsessed with observing or documenting these periodic cicadas. Other people think they make enticing cuisine (whatever floats your boat, food lovers). But the Food...
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Astepro Nasal Antihistamine Spray Is Approved to Be Sold Without a Prescription

AAFA Community Services ·
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a nasal antihistamine for nonprescription use through a process called a partial prescription to nonprescription switch. The FDA approved Astepro (azelastine hydrochloride nasal spray, 0.15%) for seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis—commonly known as allergies—for adults and children six years of age and older.
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Summer To-Dos Before You Send Your Child With Asthma or Allergies to School

AAFA Community Services ·
A parent’s to-do list for the beginning of a new school year is long. If your child has asthma or allergies, it may be even longer. But you can make school year planning easier by preparing in the summer. These school planning tips can help prevent asthma episodes and allergic reactions. And they can help the school know what to do if your child does have symptoms or an emergency. We recommend you follow all of these steps over the summer, well before the first day of school. Communicate...
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Be Part of the Future of Food Allergy Treatment (Video)

AAFA Community Services ·
Update for Oct. 4, 2021: Did you miss the live stream of the PFDD meeting on food allergy? You can watch the recording . You can still share your experiences living with and managing food allergy. Send in your comments by Oct. 9, 2021. We will include your comments in the upcoming food allergy “Voice of the Patient Report.” We will send this report to FDA representatives. By sharing your story, you can help influence the future of treatments for food allergies. SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS The...
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Re: Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for kids with food allergies?

Jasbir Dhillon ·
Good to know no food protein in vaccines, my doubts cleared now.
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