On May 6, 2018, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) joined in nationwide celebrations for the launch of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s) All of Us Research Program. This program is a large-scale effort to gather data from 1 million or more people living in the United States.
When you hear about medical research, you probably hear about an organization called the NIH. The NIH is the United States’ medical research agency. It is also one of the top medical research agencies in the world.
Researchers have found that temporarily increasing the dosage of inhaled steroids when asthma symptoms begin to worsen does not effectively prevent severe flare-ups, and may be associated with slowing a child’s growth, challenging a common medical practice involving children with mild-to-moderate asthma.
AAFA is dedicated to keeping infants and children with food allergies safe and healthy until a cure is found. AAFA is proud to have participated in the NIAID Expert Panel and Coordinating Committee to help develop the Addendum Guidelines for the prevention of peanut allergy.
Hey Everyone... I was contacted and asked if I would agree to an interview about having difficulty paying for my asthma med, and lo and behold... Here's the Bloomberg story: https://www.bloomberg.com/news...-drug-that-won-t-die Hopefully, this article will help raise awareness for folks like us, who struggle, not only to simply breathe, but also when we reach the pharmacy counter and are forced to pay outrageous prices for our medicine.
My child was diagnosed with Cough-Variant asthma at the age of 2. She has been on steroids since then and she is 9 and she is only at 57 lbs. Right now she takes Advair 250/50 two puffs twice a day, singular and a nasal spray. She has had an allergy test completed and everything came back negative. We have to go back to the allergist in October. With her being negative on all 22 test, how do I go about protecting her. When she has a flare-up, we do her normal meds, treatments twice a day,...
Oh @Lisa H ! I am so sorry! That has to be very frustrating. Has she ever tried being on an antihistamine? for us if we can get our PND (post nasal drip) in control, our asthma can be better managed. Something to talk to the doctor about. Here is some resources: Allergy Symptoms Allergy Treatment Asthma Over View Asthma Triggers Asthma Treatments Also please join us in the Asthma Support forum
Very informative article.thank you for keeping us updated.my child's dr actually asked me to do that when my son had some cold symptoms as a prevention for his asthma,and it made sense to me to do it,but now I know better thx.as it is I'm very concerned abt my child's growth.
I have noticed the doctors depend more on the meds than on their judgements...when u question them about the meds being prescribed they make u feel like its the right thing to do but when I do my own research it' a totally different story.
Interesting. I wonder if adults receive any benefits from pretreating with inhaled steroids as far as preventing flare-ups-- or if they are like the children from this study and do not benefit? I sure with there were more non-steroid options that were efective and safe and less side effects. I know I am working hard with avoidance strategies and keeping indoor air quality in my home good.
On Dec. 3, 2020, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced updates to the clinical guidelines used to diagnose and manage asthma. The new guidelines are titled "The 2020 Focused Updates to the Asthma Management Guidelines: A Report from The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Expert Panel Working Group." The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the NIH, oversaw the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Coordinating Committee (NAEPPCC) and...
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