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Re: Skip Flowers, Perfume and Candy for Your Valentine With Asthma and Allergies

Deborah Bartlett ·
Great Valentine's Day Tips! 💖💘💓💌 Yes. Be thoughtful and have a healthy holiday! A book of poetry and a cozy blanket that is safe would be great! A nice mug and a box of herb tea. A sweater that is safe to wear. A pair of slippers is always nice and comforting! For folks that are home bound, how about an adult coloring book and some colored pencils? A nice picture frame that has a picture of you and your sweetie in it! Have a Happy Valentine's Day! 😍
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Re: Skip Flowers, Perfume and Candy for Your Valentine With Asthma and Allergies

Shea ·
I love those ideas, AAFA and Deb! There are so many cool (non-traditional) gift options out there that can be fun to celebrate and dont bother asthma/allergies: video games, board games, DVDs, or books also make great gifts.
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Re: Skip Flowers, Perfume and Candy for Your Valentine With Asthma and Allergies

Deborah Bartlett ·
Thanks, Shea! ☺ You have some wonderful gift ideas! It just takes a little thought....
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Re: Skip Flowers, Perfume and Candy for Your Valentine With Asthma and Allergies

JenniePV ·
This ideas are great for any holiday or at any time you want to get a gift for a loved one. Thanks.
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Re: Skip Flowers, Perfume and Candy for Your Valentine With Asthma and Allergies

Melissa G ·
Welcome to the AAFA forums, JenniePV! You are right, these are great gift ideas for any time.
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Samsung's Cube Air Purifier Earns asthma & allergy friendly® Certification

AAFA Community Services ·
Samsung’s Cube Air Purifier earns asthma & allergy friendly® Certification. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) has announced that Samsung’s Cube Air Purifier has earned asthma & allergy friendly® Certification.
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Re: 7 Things You Should Know About Oral Allergy Syndrome

Esther ·
I’ve had oas to apples, pears, all stone fruit, almonds as well as hazelnuts since my childhood. And it’s gotten progressively worse. I used to be able to eat these foods cooked or baked, now this is not even possible anymore. I got a blood test a few years ago and only hazelnut came back positive. But I know when eating raw apple my throat closes up. I have to carry an epi pen with me now. Any chance it could get better? I still get dreams of eating apples.
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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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Short Film Features Philadelphia Housing Impacts on Health

AAFA Community Services ·
The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program, administered by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) in partnership with Allergy Standards Limited (ASL), is an independent program created to scientifically test and identify consumer products that support the need for people with asthma and allergy to make their home environment healthier.
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Asthma Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment in the U.S. Is Changing – What the New Guidelines Say

AAFA Community Services ·
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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Learn About Managing Your Eczema (Video)

AAFA Community Services ·
If you have eczema (atopic dermatitis) or care for someone who does, watch our recorded webinar, “Taking Charge of My Eczema.”
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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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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: Wearing a Face Mask to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 Does Not Affect Oxygen Levels

ScttLee ·
Blah blah blah. Probably just a numbers game. Wonder who requested the test. Too many tests are geared to get the answers they want and not true results. The same amount of oxygen does go through a mask, but with breathing issues, it is harder to pull the same volume of air through it. Kind of like a vacuum cleaner trying to suck a rag though. Any activity with a mask on I am huffing and puffing very hard and my chest starts hurting severely. Same activity without a mask, no issues.
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FDA Approves Xolair® (Omalizumab) Prefilled Syringe for Self-Injection

AAFA Community Services ·
Novartis today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the supplemental Biologics License Application for Xolair® (omalizumab) prefilled syringe for self-injection in appropriate patients across all approved US indications.1 Xolair is the only FDA-approved biologic designed to target and block immunoglobulin E (IgE) for the treatment of moderate to severe persistent allergic asthma, chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) and nasal polyps.
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Why Healthy Indoor Air Quality Is Important

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Having good indoor air quality is an important part of living in a healthy home. You can improve your indoor air quality by reducing the sources of allergens and irritants in your home. "We take about 20,000 breaths each day and spend 90% of our time indoors. Reducing exposure to substances in the environment around us that trigger allergy and asthma symptoms is important. Eliminating these indoor triggers is a great place to start.” – Kenneth Mendez, CEO and president of the Asthma and...
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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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Help Improve and Save Lives by Driving the Future of Asthma and Allergy Research

AAFA Community Services ·
Research has brought us amazing medical discoveries and treatments. But research is also a continual process if we are to pursue better health. Asthma and allergies are complex conditions. Research gives us a better understanding of them. This can lead to new medicines, ways to improve quality of life, and hopefully, cures. And research can be most effective when it centers around the qualities and needs of the patients it aims to serve. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)...
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Re: Coronavirus (COVID-19): What People With Asthma Need to Know

WillFinnerty ·
Can coronavirus mask itself in positive tests for FluA or FluB? If a person were to test positive for either of those influenza viruses are they clear of corona?
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Re: Coronavirus (COVID-19): What People With Asthma Need to Know

Kathy P ·
The testing for COVID-19 is based on looking for specific gene sequences unique to that virus. Those are gene sequences that do not appear in other similar viruses. How do the new coronavirus tests work? Updated to add: you theoretically could have both viruses in which case you will test positive for flu A/B.
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Re: Coronavirus (COVID-19): What People With Asthma Need to Know

karim ·
hello , i have excerice enducted asthma and i never get asthma atacks beside when i run or do a lot of sports , did not have any atacks since like 7 months im i still going to die if contact covid 19 ? or is it only for people that have uncontrolled asthma , last time i did the flow test i scored 250
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Humidity’s Role in Asthma and Allergy Management

AAFA Community Services ·
Humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air. Too much or too little humidity can contribute to asthma , allergies , skin conditions , infections, and general discomfort. When there is a lot of water vapor in the air (high humidity), it feels hot and sticky. Sweat has trouble evaporating. When humidity is low, the air feels dry and cool. Sweat evaporates easily. The amount of actual water vapor in the air is called relative humidity. It is stated as a percentage. The Environmental...
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Re: Can I eat canned or frozen fruit if I'm allergic to fresh fruit?

Shea ·
I have full blown allergies to some fruits (apples, peaches, pears, plums, grapes) and I cannot eat them as juices, in jams, pies, marinades, or in wines or I get really ill-- at the very least vomiting, bad itching and redness, heat everywhere, just bad.. Sometines starts to affect breathing too and I carry epipens abd benadryl along with my asthma inhalers. I avoid these foods strictly (along with nuts). My son has some full blown allergies and some OAS/pollen-food syndrome. Usually...
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Re: What are some ways I can manage my cat allergy?

Shea ·
No one likes to say this to people.. Doctors don't like to say it, but I got so ill from living with cats I was allergic to that I really wish I heard it earlier than I finally did. Now my case was severe-- but it didn't start so severe.. I took a medication called Singulair and it worked so well I thought it was magic, I had like no reactions. I moved in with my then boyfriend who had cats after starting it (I had went to my doctor asking if there was something I could take because my then-...
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Re: What People With Asthma Need to Know About Face Masks During the COVID-19 Pandemic

BenR ·
@LoriC try talking to the stores managers before hand call . Perhaps they can open the store early for you or shop for you . Unfortunately it’s policy and essential employees are trying to protect their health . Also other patrons are trying to do the same . At my job we had passengers who knew they were waiting on a pending Covid test and still got on a plane anyway without a mask . Every situation is not going to be perfect or to your liking but many are in the same boat as you .
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Re: Could medicine use affect my allergy test results?

Shea ·
I've had things I knew I was allergic come up negative on blood tests but positive on skin prick tests and obviously positive when exposed to the allergen. From what I understand there is a difference in allergic responses that isn't always picked up on blood tests, and also that sometimes an allergen has more allergenic components in it than what is looked for on a specific ige blood test but that do often pick up on the skin prick test. I have also heard some allergic reactions are more...
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Re: October Is National Eczema Awareness Month – Here Are Some Facts You Should Know

MarianJacinto ·
As my experience, Foderma eczema serum truly had helped with my eczema flare-up. I also decided to enroll in the auto shop as well. Still not able to find in my local stores. I would definitely recommend Foderma to a friend or family member.
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Re: October Is National Eczema Awareness Month – Here Are Some Facts You Should Know

Melissa G ·
Welcome to the AAFA forums Marianjacinto! I'm glad to hear that you found something that works for your eczema. How long have you had eczema?
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Re: October Is National Eczema Awareness Month – Here Are Some Facts You Should Know

Oni mercy ·
Thanks, it was helpful On Oct 3, 2019 8:03 PM, "Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America" < support@aafa.org> wrote:
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Re: October Is National Eczema Awareness Month – Here Are Some Facts You Should Know

Melissa G ·
Welcome to AAFA Oni! If there is anything we can help you with, please let us know.
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October Is National Eczema Awareness Month – Here Are Some Facts You Should Know

AAFA Community Services ·
Around 16.5 million adults in the U.S. have eczema . 1 And of those, 6.6 million have moderate-to-severe eczema. Atopic dermatitis is the most common type of eczema. But despite such a large number of people with eczema, it’s still widely misunderstood. October is National Eczema Awareness Month . We can work together to spread eczema awareness and understanding. To raise awareness about eczema, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and five other patient organizations came...
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Air Cleaners: What You Need to Know

For many people, the health risks posed by indoor air quality can often be much higher than outdoor air. Animal dander, pollen, mold, dust mites, and fumes released by cooking, burning fuel, or cleaning products can all negatively impact your indoor air. One way you can improve your indoor air quality is with a CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® air cleaner . Many air cleaners claim to control allergens. But there is no regulation on the terms like ”hypoallergenic” so some products...
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