Tagged With "Allergens"

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Sign the Petition to Save Patient Access to Allergy Shots

AAFA Community Services ·
Proposed regulations introduced by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) could dramatically limit patient access to allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots). If these new regulations go into effect, allergists would unlikely be able to continue to mix allergen extracts for their patients. The result may limit timelines of allergy shot treatment. The insurance coverage of this treatment may also be restricted. What can I do to prevent these regulations from going into effect? The American...
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Early Exposure to Pet and Pest Allergens Could Reduce Asthma Risk

AAFA Community Services ·
More than 8 percent of children in the U.S. currently have asthma. Did you know early exposure to some allergens may reduce a child’s asthma risk?
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Marie E Natzke ·
I've heard that said many times. But my parents had a dog for a few years before I was born and that did not keep me from being allergic to animals nor did it prevent me from developing asthma. It wasn't until they removed the pet from the home did my allergies improve and the asthma attacks stopped happening. At the age of 50 I unknlowlingly came in contact with a dog and had a bad asthma attack. Since then my allergies have not calmed down.
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Find Out If Your Home Is Asthma and Allergy Friendly With Our Healthy Home Assessment

AAFA Community Services ·
June is National Healthy Homes Month. Your home can have a big impact on how well you manage your asthma and allergies. Reducing asthma triggers and allergens in your home should be an important part of your asthma and allergy management plan.
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Shea ·
If you are allergic to cats or dogs and own one: "It should be recommended that the animal be removed from the patient's environment, as avoidance is believed to be the most effective measure for the management of dog and cat allergy." According to consensus https://onlinelibrary.wiley.co...ll/10.1111/all.13391
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sillysally ·
make homemade cleaning products and natural ones
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sillysally ·
did not tak about pets do not own any
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sillysally ·
i am new to all this computer stuff what does this do am allergic to scents cigarette smoke food dyes and colors , alot of cleaners and perfumes, have hayfever and do not live in a bubble yet
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Melissa G ·
Hi SillySally! Welcome to AAFA!
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sillysally ·
you are spot on vinegar, baking soda, lemon oil in water will all clean alot and produce little allergy for me. cloves and cinnamon if not allergic or peppermint oil all can be dilute help keep away pets and spiders from areas one does not want them. I am lower income and learned to make out of neessity when I was young, people just thought I was a hippie
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sillysally ·
I live in the mountains my problems are with the apartment complex moving in smokers who have to smoke outside and the drift coming in my apartment with my doors and widows closed and scents from cleaners and I think diffusers and I have had a few days where I was not able to leave my patio it was so bad I am demanding under the ada to be accomodated and having to go through fair housing. I already know how tl control my asthma,allergies and epilepsy otherwise, management just says I have...
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Shea ·
Hi Sillysally.. Yes these comments on this particular post pop out reverse than the others with the oldest comment at the bottom and the newer ones at the top. It confused me too because I made that cat/dog comment a while back before your comments. Awesome on homemade products! I usually buy 7th Generation products or use vinegar water with a few drops of essential oils. If you ever want to share your cleaning recipes, Id love to hear them! I am really trying to keep up on all my cleaning...
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Kathy P ·
Yeah, the default on blog comments is "newest" first. But you can change that for yourself. There is an option between the reply box and the start of the comments to change how they are ordered:
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K8sMom2002 ·
No problem at ALL, SillySally ... I feel all thumbs with Facebook and Twitter, so I get your point exactly! These topics (or "threads" -- why they're called threads, I have no clue!) may help you out ... just click the topic title below, and it should take you to where people have been discussing it in the past. Asthma vs Housecleaning - the Struggle is Real! - house cleaning with lots of tips and tricks about cleaning Dealing with irritants - how to handle things like those "perfume assaults"
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K8sMom2002 ·
Hi, SillySally! Welcome to AAFA's online community! We have several members who struggle with the same things you do, and they have great ideas ... you can start a new topic with your excellent questions. Or you can find older discussion "threads" where people have already talked about how they manage these triggers.
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Not All Vacuums Are Equal

AAFA Community Services ·
All vacuums have the same basic purpose: to remove debris like dust, dirt and pet dander from your floors and furniture. But not all vacuums are the same. Some vacuums actually fill your air with the particles and allergens you are trying to remove. If you have asthma and allergies, you need a vacuum that will contain allergens as it removes them to help you keep a healthier indoor environment.
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Re: Early Exposure to Pet and Pest Allergens Could Reduce Asthma Risk

CarolineWard ·
Thanks for the information. In many cases I have noticed people have allergies with these pests. Therefore it become mandatory to take preventive measure and eradicate them from the house asap!
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