So, if I fill out the form you send in a request to keep the AFA for me, with my information? No way! I didn't know the AAFA was a liberal site. I thought you were a neutral non-profit. I know more working people now without insurance because of the AFA. I now pay $1323.00 a month in premiums for a family of three. I used to pay half that. I personally hope and pray we find a better plan than the AFA. It's driving costs up and insurance companies out of business. The first year the US HAD...
Hello! I am trying to get in touch with an advocacy group regarding the air quality in some of our entertainment venues in Lake Charles, Louisiana. While there is a smoking ban in much of the state at casinos, bars and restaurants, there is no ban on smoking in our Lake Charles casinos - and there is no reason for that! Considering I have asthma and most of my work social events and meetings take place in the casinos meeting rooms, I struggle breathing for days after those meetings. Can...
Good reminders of some of the common early warning signs before an asthma episode. Some, like these specifically, Hoarse voice or dry mouth Difficulty speaking/talking in full sentences Raised shoulders/slouching are ones I need to pay more attention to since I know for a fact that they are early warning signs for me. Good article and reminder! Thanks AAFA!!
Goodness...l have been so sooo remiss. I have so sooo many of these signs BEFORE my chest realllly starts to tighten up...and l wait and wait and wait before taking my reliever inhaler! Every....single ....time. I wasn't aware that l was supposed to take my medicine during the warning signs. I keep waiting and hoping they'll go away . No wonder things are getting out of control 😣
I have gone to the ER with these symptoms and they put the PulseOx on me and I'm still in the 90s and they say I'm OK. This confuses and concerns me as I'm clearly exhibiting the signs explained above. Thankfully I have my asthma specialist's cell # and I'm able to have him explain to the ER doc that I need prednisone and breathing treatments. I too, usually wait a long time before seeking help, because it's frustrating when I do. Does anyone else experience this? Great article, thank you 😊
@ScttLee - That's a great point. Strong odors and fragrances trigger my asthma . These scents can make it difficult for me to breathe, especially in public places. This happened to me a few weeks ago. There was a group wearing strong colognes. I agree with you about asking to be moved, politely. Sometimes I feel bad asking, but it's important to consider my health. Here are some more tips for traveling with asthma and allergies .
Because the air is so dry, when I fly over a couple of hours, I always have a small bottle of nasal saline spray and use it 2-3 times an hour. If I don't, I get bad sinus infections that then causes me breathing issues for several days. If a person has strong perfume or other scent that bothers you, don't hesitate to ask to be moved. But do it politely and be respectful of that person feeling.
If you are allergic to animals, I find I can usually negotiate a seat faaaarrrrr away from the pet and wear a Ffp3 mask for short flights (up to 2 hours). The aircrew needs to be aware of this and not permit the owners to take their pet out of its carry case during the flight to avoid hair/dander/saliva etc.floating around the cabin. For longer/trans-atlantic flights, I have checked with the airline ahead of time, from the day of reservation to the day before the trip, to find out if a pet...
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