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Re: New Haven Resident Learns to Manage Allergies, Severe Asthma and COPD Despite Poor Air Quality and High Pollen

Shea ·
Thank you for sharing Debbie and thank you aafa for highlighting this importabt topic. I was just reading about a study done by USC in which the air pollution declined 20 percent over a 20 year period and it corresponded with a 20 percent decline in new cases of children's asthma-- which provides strong circumstantial evidence that reducing air pollution reduces illness. We are all sharing the air. I try very hard to limit travel to necessity only, drive a car with good gas mileage, and buy...
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Re: New Haven Resident Learns to Manage Allergies, Severe Asthma and COPD Despite Poor Air Quality and High Pollen

Deborah Bartlett ·
Thank you Shea, for your concern in this matter. It certainly is an important issue. We should all do our best to try and eliminate air pollution!
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Re: More than Asthma in Carnival

Kristyn ·
Thankfully my asthma has been mild up until recently. This was one of the last big things I did before my asthma went out of control and became severe. It has taken about eight months but I am finally close to getting my asthma controlled. However I am still considered to have severe persistent asthma that isn’t controlled but with the new biologic I am on I am finally getting to the controlled point and hopefully will soon be off prednisone. I have had to take time off to fully get control...
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Re: Managing the Stress of Asthma in Boston, Massachusetts, the #11 Asthma Capital

Verdigirl ·
Thanks for sharing, it's so stressful to watch your child go through this and all so familiar as to how it was for me when young. I'd be fine but never realized how fast an attack could come on. My mom would listen to my breathing and count how many breaths or how fast my chest was going up and down. I was taken off of dairy and wheat, it did make a difference for me to do that. One thing that helps me now is to have a portable nebulizer that can plug into the wall or in the car, so I...
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Re: AAFA Addresses Amtrak's New "Pets on Trains" Policy

Saphiregirl ·
Since a pitbull attacked a child in an airport recently in my state, and the airline said the person presented a letter that was not verified as their proof of the animal being a "service animal", I am terrified of these dogs. I encountered a pitbull in a grocery store several months ago, and the owner knew he was not supposed to have the dog in the store. However, since there was no checker or security around, he took advantage of the opportunity to let his pitbull accompany him on his...
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Re: AAFA Addresses Amtrak's New "Pets on Trains" Policy

MG ·
I share your frustration. I have been asking the federal government to strengthening the ADA so that there is some oversight. When it was enacted years ago, there were fewer conditions which used service dogs. The number of conditions covered has grown dramatically and the abuse of the law has spiraled out of control. There is no scientific evidence that some of these conditions are helped by service dogs, and there is no regulation of organizations which claim to train service dogs to work...
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Re: AAFA Addresses Amtrak's New "Pets on Trains" Policy

LAC ·
The problem is that AAFA is not aggressively fighting this problem of pet dogs and emotional support pets in public buildings without let up. They need to make this a prominent focal point of allergy and asthma prevention. This is perhaps the primary health risk to people with dander-sensitive asthma and allergies, yet it is virtually ignored publicly by AAFA and other so-called health support programs!
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Re: AAFA Addresses Amtrak's New "Pets on Trains" Policy

MG ·
I agree that there needs to be more emphasis on animal allergies. I have asked the president of the AAFA, Kenny Mendez, for more aid in battling the onslaught of animals in public places. I have been told by the AAFA that they have limited resources, and food allergies have taken precedence. I am concerned now that service dogs are being trained to detect food allergens, basically pitting one allergy group against another. If others on this board speak directly to the president of the AAFA...
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Re: AAFA Addresses Amtrak's New "Pets on Trains" Policy

LAC ·
I spoke with a representative at AAFA in December 2018. Although she said that AAFA has brought the perspectives of people with dander-sensitive disabilities to the Department of Transportation (DOT) (because the airline industry doesn't have to honor our ADA rights), AAFA does not, from what I can locate, seem to be doing any serious, aggressive public campaigns on our behalf. You are correct that AAFA seems to be primarily focused on food allergies; they also hide behind arbitrary "air...
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Re: 10 Health and Medical Groups Oppose EPA's Harmful Clean Power Plan 'Replacement' Proposal

Shea ·
The public does have the ability to comment on the proposed changes (I did!), but only for a short time. Here is the info on how to share your voice (pasted from https://www.epa.gov/stationary...proposal-how-comment ) EPA will accept comment on the proposed Affordable Clean Energy rule for 60 days after publication in the Federal Register. Comments should be identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0355 and may be submitted by one of the following methods. Online: Go to...
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Re: 10 Health and Medical Groups Oppose EPA's Harmful Clean Power Plan 'Replacement' Proposal

K8sMom2002 ·
Thanks, Shea! I'm so glad you shared your comments with the EPA! I hope other people will make their opinions known as well. Folks here can also sign up to be an AAFA Advocate by joining AAFA's Action Network if they haven't already.
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Re: GSK to Offer Generic Version of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Inhaler

SteelyGrey ·
Trust me, GSK is not doing this out of the goodness of their hearts as they don't have hearts. Just another greedy pharmaceutical company bilking the american public. They are probably losing market share to TEVA Pharmaceutical who is based out of Jerusalem, Israel. TEVA got FDA approval for a bunch of generic drugs back in early 2018.and makes a both a commercial and generic version of an albuterol inhaler that is available now in the USA. I lost my job and insurance back in Dec 2017 and...
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Re: GSK to Offer Generic Version of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Inhaler

SteelyGrey ·
I just did a quick lookup using goodrx.com for the Generic of ProAir® HFA (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Aerosol and it costs about $26 with their coupon at Walmart, Publix and CVS. Last time I bought a Ventolin without insurance it was $70 so the TEVA version is about 1/3 the price of Ventolin Same lookup for the highest dose of the Generic of AirDuo RespiClick and it comes up between $52-$60 using the goodrx coupon as well. Last Advair Diskus I bought without insurance was $236 with a...
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Re: Clean Air, Sharp Minds Act Aims to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Schools to Improve Student Health and Learning

Shea ·
This is really great. Growing up, my elementary school had mold issues and they continued to grow until my siblings went years later and by then so many people were getting ill that they shut that school down. If they give schools the tools they need to improve indoor air (awareness and money to make the changes happen), so many children and families will be positively affected.
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Re: Clean Air, Sharp Minds Act Aims to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Schools to Improve Student Health and Learning

Just me ·
Sounds great. May I also suggest some investigating and some stricter enforcement procedures on H.U.D.S. smoking ban that is a failure in many cities across this country. Providing a clean teaching invironment is important but many children will return home to often worse indoor air quality where they live. To truly help the health of all children, they need healthy air at home as well as school. ailurimprovementon
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Re: Clean Air, Sharp Minds Act Aims to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Schools to Improve Student Health and Learning

AndyS ·
Finally a serious legislative action on this problem. We all know air quality in schools is horrible and this is now becoming an even bigger issue with Covid-19. There should be good air purifiers in every school.
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Re: The Fienile Villa Cottage at il PoggioloTuscany

SFMG ·
It is very difficult to find holiday rentals in Tuscany that do not have or admit animals. We need to have our own travel website, where holiday homes that AVOID the major triggers for allergies and asthma are listed..... It is not always possible to avoid ALL triggers, but dust, mold, certain flowers, pets and smoke CAN be excluded. Doesn't anyone want to start a "Home Away" or "Airbnb" site that specifically caters to allergic individuals???
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Cleaning Your Hands With Soap Vs. Hand Sanitizer: What Is Best to Protect Yourself From COVID-19 and Other Illnesses?

AAFA Community Services ·
Keeping your hands clean is one of the easiest ways to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 . It can also help help protect you from flu, colds and other respiratory infections . It also helps prevent foodborne illnesses (such as salmonella) while cooking. One study shows people touch their faces on an average of 23 times an hour. 1 Your hands come in contact with many germs, and when you touch your face, you increase your chances of getting sick. Keeping them clean...
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FDA Accepts Biologics License Application for Xolair® Prefilled Syringe for Self-Administration

AAFA Community Services ·
Novartis today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted the company's supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for a new self-administration option for Xolair® (omalizumab) across all approved US indications. If approved, Xolair prefilled syringe would become available for either self-administration by select patients or administration by their caregivers.
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Teva Announces Two More Digital Inhalers for Asthma - AirDuo® Digihaler® and ArmonAir® Digihaler®

AAFA Community Services ·
Teva Respiratory, LLC., a U.S. affiliate of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. announced the launch of AirDuo® Digihaler® (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol) inhalation powder and ArmonAir® Digihaler® (fluticasone propionate) inhalation powder, two digital maintenance inhalers for patients with asthma. AirDuo® Digihaler® is a prescription medicine used to control symptoms of asthma and to prevent symptoms such as wheezing in people 12 years of age and older.
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Learn With AAFA Alaska at 11th Annual Asthma & Allergy Conference

AAFA Community Services ·
Are you a school nurse or a doctor? Make plans to attend the 11th annual asthma and allergy conference of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America - Alaska Chapter (AAFA-AK) . AAFA-AK is holding Wheezin', Sneezin' & Itchin' in Alaska at the Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, AK, September 9-10, 2016. For details or to register, see: http://conference.aafaalaska.com/ . Presenters will discuss the latest in research and best practices in asthma, allergy, and immunology. Session topics...
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Leading Patient Advocacy Organizations Join Forces to Launch National Program Aimed at Raising Awareness of Severe Form of Asthma

AAFA Community Services ·
Allergy & Asthma Network (AAN) and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) today announced the launch of Be the Boss of Your Asthma, a national educational program that aims to raise awareness of severe eosinophilic asthma – or S.E.A. – a serious and often hard-to-control form of asthma.
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Re: Video: Learn More About Asthma and Fragrances in Cleaning Products

BenR ·
Interesting since I just learned I’m allergic to fragrance set number one.
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Video: Learn More About Asthma and Fragrances in Cleaning Products

AAFA Community Services ·
Kafi Drexel Brown, AAFA’s Public Relations Director, will talk about asthma and scents during the virtual Discover Cleaning Summit. The event will be hosted by Good Housekeeping and the American Cleaning Institute on Oct. 14, 2020, from 9 a.m. to noon ET.
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Health Insurance Marketplace Guide for Asthma and Allergies for 2021

AAFA Community Services ·
If you have asthma or allergies, it is important to have health insurance. Medicine, lab tests, lung function tests and visits to see a specialist all add up. What do you need to know about your insurance options during open enrollment this year?
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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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Tips for Coping With Spring Allergies

AAFA Community Services ·
After a long, cold winter, nothing feels better than spending time outside in the warm spring sun – unless you have allergies. Follow these tips to manage your spring pollen allergies.
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Re: Wearing a Face Mask to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 Does Not Affect Oxygen Levels

Nana Pisces ·
Just yesterday at dr appt I walked 3 flight of stairs, I avoid elevators, & by the time I reached floor of dr office I was so out of breath & heart beating so fast. It took few minutes to feel normal. I am out of shape so if in shape I wouldn’t have felt as bad but without mask I know I wouldn’t feel so out of breath Also mondays the only day I work in office, I wear mask all day & takes me some time in morning to not breathe so hard/not practically hyperventilate. Most Monday’s...
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Re: Cleaning When You Have Asthma: The Dirty Truth

Usa2elsewhere ·
Vinegar can be mixed with a hypoallergenic extract to improve the smell. Dirt that is adhering or ground in won't be cleaned up with vinegar. Try borax powder and Bon Ami cleanser claims to be toxin free and it's not bad with allergies. The article is correct about bleach. Also drain cleaners can be inhaled while taking effect in the drain. Surely they are all toxic. Try powdered lie but wear waterproof gloves and face mask while in the vicinity of the drain. I think dusting even with the...
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Re: Cleaning When You Have Asthma: The Dirty Truth

Compton ·
Welcome Usa2elsewhere and thank you for the tips! I hope you'll pitch in enthusiastically with others in Asthma Support . It's good to have you here.
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Re: Cleaning When You Have Asthma: The Dirty Truth

Shea ·
This is good information, thank you (and to USA2 below as well!) I am all about the: "have someone else clean for you" option.... Do you think medicare will cover that? I would like a Rosie Robot. I guess I can learn to mix things and make cleaners... I have found some that bother me less than others.. Like the seventh generation brand and the mrs meyers-- I aim for the unscented. Good to know about vinegar not killing covid. Does hot steam? (Did I miss that part?) .....this is motivating me...
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Cleaning When You Have Asthma: The Dirty Truth

AAFA Community Services ·
When you have asthma, how you clean your home is an important part of asthma control. You want to reduce or remove allergens and triggers like mold, pests, dust mites, and animal dander. A multi-part cleaning plan will be most effective.
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Carry Your Emergency Medicines Everywhere You Go When You Have Asthma and Allergies

AAFA Community Services ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and MedicAlert have teamed up to help you manage your asthma and allergies prevent life-threatening emergencies. Make a pact to “ACT” to manage your asthma and allergies: “A” means have an action plan for asthma or anaphylaxis . “C” reminds you to carry emergency medicines and wear a medical ID to alert others of your condition. “T” calls for having a treatment plan that includes when to take your medicines and what to do in an emergency.
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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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2021 Asthma Capitals™ Report: Where Does Your City Rank?

AAFA Community Services ·
AAFA Highlights the Most Challenging Places in the U.S. to Live With Asthma On May 5, 2021, World Asthma Day , the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) released the 2021 Asthma Capitals™ report . This report analyzes data from the 100 largest cities in the U.S. to identify the most challenging places to live with asthma. This year, Allentown, Pennsylvania, takes the top spot. How Are Cities Ranked? Knowing what puts someone at higher risk for asthma is an important part of...
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Dupixent® (Dupilumab) Improves Lung Function and Reduces Asthma Attacks in Children in Phase 3 of Clinical Trial

AAFA Community Services ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is sharing this press release to bring you the latest research news quickly. [PRESS RELEASE] Pivotal Data at ATS 2021 Show Dupixent® (dupilumab) Significantly Reduced Asthma Attacks and Improved Lung Function in Children Dupixent is the only biologic medicine to improve lung function in children aged 6 to 11 years with uncontrolled moderate-to-severe asthma in a randomized Phase 3 trial, with potential to be best-in-class treatment for...
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Re: Coronavirus (COVID-19): What People With Asthma Need to Know

Melissa G ·
Hi PJ55 and BbL, welcome to the AAFA forums! PJ55, have you spoken with your dr about your concerns? BbL, did you express your concerns when the office called today? I know locally some dr's offices are having you "check-in" from your car and you are taken right back to an exam room once you enter the office. You can always inquire about what their current procedures are.
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Re: Coronavirus (COVID-19): What People With Asthma Need to Know

PJ_55 ·
My MD said I should get them every 2 weeks, but they were not wearing masks last week when I went. They are allowing for waiting in the car, however. i am trying to decide if I should keep my appointment next week, and was wondering what this organization position on the subject.
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Re: Coronavirus (COVID-19): What People With Asthma Need to Know

Lorene ·
Hi @PJ_55 - thanks for your comment. As I shared with BbL, it is best to ask your doctor if skipping a dose is OK, or is there a chance your asthma may become uncontrolled. Right now, we all want to make sure our asthma is as well controlled as possible in case we do get sick. Asking if they have increased their protocols to protect staff and patients since your last visit may help you decide if you should go or skip this week. Please check out my response to BbL that links to a journal...
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Re: Coronavirus (COVID-19): What People With Asthma Need to Know

Brendan ·
Hi Karim, I have cold induced, which can also be induced by a sharp change in temperature by 35 degrees in less than 24 hours,and I don't think ive gotten more than a 200 on my flow. I also haven't had to use my nebulizer in just over a year and spent most of my morning winters in the ER. My mothers friend is one of the head nurses for the covid situation here in New Jersey, I explained how I felt weeks ago to her the other day, she confirmed that I may have in fact had it. I did not however...
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Re: Coronavirus (COVID-19): What People With Asthma Need to Know

Candace ·
It seems from the information that I've read about COVID-19, the virus is highly unpredictable; symptoms and outcomes vary widely, depending on the strength of each individual's immune system, comorbidities, and age. Physicians and researchers are still uncovering many details of how the virus affects different patient populations, and they learn new information every day. They report that some with underlying conditions survive the virus, while many others die, which is why health experts...
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Dupixient® Now FDA Approved for Children Ages 6 to 11 Years With Moderate-to-Severe Asthma

AAFA Community Services ·
FDA Expands Approval of DUPIXENT® (DUPILUMAB) to Include Children Ages 6 to 11 Years With Moderate-to-Severe Asthma. Dupixent is the only biologic medicine to improve lung function in children aged 6 to 11 years in a randomized Phase 3 trial, supporting potential as a best-in-class option.
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First Laundry Detergent Earns Coveted asthma & allergy friendly® Certification

AAFA Community Services ·
Renegade’s SWEAT-X Free and Clear Laundry Detergent removes pet and dust mite allergens with fragrance-free formula. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) has announced that Renegade’s SWEAT-X Free and Clear is the first laundry detergent to earn the asthma & allergy friendly® certification . When used to wash bedding and clothing, CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® laundry detergent can help people reduce asthma and allergy...
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