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3 Ways to Keep Spring Celebrations Asthma and Allergy Friendly

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3 Ways to Keep Spring Celebrations Asthma and Allergy Friendly
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Air Pollution Causes Asthma Symptoms for One Hartford Resident

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Lakia Shavon Lightner has vivid memories from her childhood of visits to the emergency room at 2 in the morning. She has had severe asthma and allergies for as long as she can remember. She grew up in Hartford, but now lives in East Hartford, Connecticut, our #13 Asthma Capital for 2019.
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Asthma Is No Match for Eden’s Winning Attitude

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Congratulations to PinkLadyCha , the week 2 winner of our #TackleAsthma and #TackleAllergies contest ! Her pictures of her daughter Eden remind us that asthma flareups can strike at any time. But keeping a positive attitude can help you face those tough moments. Eden and her mom will admit that dealing with asthma isn't easy. It can be an emotional and frustrating disease. Her mom describes how hard it can be to watch asthma hold your child back from doing what they love. But they know that...
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Breathing Wildfire Smoke Puts Kids and People at Risk

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As the California wildfires rage, the San Francisco Bay Area is seeing some of the worst air quality ever recorded in the area. If you are in the affected area, take precautions to protect you and your family from the poor air quality . Smoke in the air can contain tiny particles that can get into your lungs and irritate your eyes, nose, throat and lungs. Poor air quality can worsen asthma symptoms . Children and those with respiratory disease are at high risk for asthma episodes when the...
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First Grader with Severe Asthma Runs Marathon One Step at a Time

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Luke Bilbo has severe asthma. But he also has a lot of determination. Enough determination to run a marathon. In Luke’s seven short years, he’s already been in the hospital more times than anyone can count. In kindergarten, he missed 54 days of school. When he did go to school, he had to wear a mask to protect him from germs and asthma triggers . He also had a spot on his lungs that only went away after a long treatment. The last thing his mother, Amanda Bilbo, thought he would do is run...
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Protect Yourself from Allergens and Asthma Triggers During Hurricane Recovery

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Even though hurricane season is coming to a close, the people affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are still actively cleaning up and rebuilding. If you are in the affected areas and have asthma and allergies, be extra careful during this time. There are many things to consider as you remove debris, clean up flood damage and make repairs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers tips on managing your asthma before, during and after a hurricane or tropical storm . This...
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Smart Gardening: Tips for an Allergy-Friendly Garden

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If you have asthma or allergies, you don’t have to decorate your yard with stones and concrete. There are many plants you can use in your home garden that won’t affect your allergies. You can choose from several flowers, shrubs, trees and more.
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Winter Weather Advisory – Cold Air and Asthma

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Dry and/or cold air is a trigger for airway narrowing (bronchoconstriction) and can be a weather-related asthma trigger. When you breathe in cold, dry air through your mouth, the air doesn't get warmed by your nose first. The cold air goes to your lungs and airways. This can trigger an asthma attack. Try these tips to avoid having cold air trigger your asthma.
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Is Your Home Making You Sick? Why a Healthier Indoor Environment Is Important

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October is Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month . Since your indoor air can be more polluted than outdoor air, this month is a good time to make sure you are taking the right steps to create healthier air in your home. Your home should be a haven for you and your family. But unfortunately, it may be filled with allergy and asthma triggers that can impact your health. Common allergens found in homes include animal dander , dust mites , pests , pollen and mold . Common irritants found in homes...
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Keep Asthma, Allergies at Bay with Spring Cleaning Tips

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By Danielle Hegedus The thought of spring cleaning is sometimes met with mixed responses. Some people dread it. Others find the intensive cleaning cathartic. However, spring cleaning is especially important if you or anyone in your family suffers from asthma or allergies. Cleaning can cut the amount of allergens in the air and the potential for dangerous flare-ups. But dust and fumes kicked up during spring cleaning may irritate your asthma and allergies. This makes it essential to take...
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Living With Asthma in Birmingham, Alabama, the #8 Asthma Capital

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For many, asthma is caused by an allergic reaction to something. This is called allergic asthma is the most common. But a small number of people with asthma have “non-allergic asthma.” Lynn Johnson is part of this group. Lynn developed non-allergic asthma seven years ago, as an adult.
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New Haven Resident Learns to Manage Allergies, Severe Asthma and COPD Despite Poor Air Quality and High Pollen

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Four years ago, Deborah Bartlett of New Haven, Connecticut (overall #11 on Asthma Capitals), was diagnosed with severe persistent asthma. Combined with her pollen and mold allergies, as well as COPD, breathing can be a real challenge.
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Re: Share Your Stories About Animals on Planes and How They Affect People With Asthma and Allergies

Allergictoanimals ·
I completed the survey. All, Has anyone been traveling by plane that can recommend a company mask to cover nose and mouth on plane to protect from pet dander? I haven't travelled since early 2015 and hoping to take a trip at the end of this month. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Re: For People With Asthma, the Danger of “Peak Week” Is Here

Shea ·
I have allergies and asthma. Reading a real human story like this helps remind me to keep up that constant preparation no matter how good or bad I am feeling, for both myself, and also for my son who has food allergies. I carry a large backpack purse (sometimes I put it in a rolling bag because it is so heavy). It has all our emergency medicines in it. It has gotten heavier over the years because I want to be prepared and have my inhalers (I always carry a backup of each), our epipens, an...
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Re: High Heat, Air Pollution, Air Quality Create Problems for People with Asthma

Peter walker ·
Hey there! Firstly, I have to mention that your article has been very insightful and helped me discover everything about pollution allergy . It has been rampant especially in our locality as a couple of new factories have come up recently. Lately, my husband has been showing symptoms caused due to air pollution. His continuous sneezing, nasal congestion, and itchy and red eyes have been my concern for pretty long. As you mentioned, I guess we will have to see an allergist at the earliest so...
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Re: #TackleAllergies

CConatser ·
#Asthma and Allergies has changed my Life as an Adult. # Allergic Asthma allergic to grasses, year around trees, smoke, dust, strong odors feathers etc. causing inflammation of the throat and No oxygen. PLAN OF ACTION 1) emergency medicine with me at all times rescue inhaler Epipen, take medicine regular, see your doctor, use the air conditioner in autos and home, Hepa filter for house and portable home hepa filter, use the breathing treatments if needed, Wear mask if needed, take flu shot...
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Re: Asthma doesn't stop this kiddo!

JadesJourney ·
We know how feel! Jade just got her new VogMasks that have been fantastic! But, she doesn't mind wearing her mask or sharing her JadeSafe health tips! These masks have been especially handy after a recent hospital admission.
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Re: #TackleAsthma #TackleAllergies #Contest

Kathy P ·
WTG Jade! And you are rockin' that mask!
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Re: Asthma doesn't stop this kiddo!

Kathy P ·
Welcome @pinkladycha . Wearing a mask is a great idea for controlling inhaled triggers. Does that help your son stay active?
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Re: Asthma doesn't stop this kiddo!

pinkladycha ·
It's my daughter but she has bad allergies too that trigger her asthma. She isn't very active because her asthma is triggered by physical activity. She's only rode her bike once this year and that was that day. We generally have a high pollen count so we had to make sure she was covered for her 30 mins of play lol.
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Re: Masked up!

K8sMom2002 ·
I love it! That's one cool mask -- it's actually way prettier than I thought it would be from your earlier descriptions ... I was thinking those skull masks with the flames that you see bikers wear!
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Re: Masked up!

Pljohns ·
I had to look hard to find one that WASN'T skull and cross bones-I had to wear this crazy thing during the day while dressed in a suit! Imagine suit, heels, a construction hat and this mask. I got more than one odd look.
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Re: Take me out to the ballgame!

K8sMom2002 ·
MKelly, if it works, it works! Glad the mask has helped you make the diamond a possibility! I second Jen's invitation to join in -- also, we have a conversation going where folks show off THEIR masks -- some pretty cool ones, if I do say so myself. Another cool spot on our community is You vs Asthma ... it's where we log the daily battles and skirmishes we have with asthma.
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Re: Asthma doesn't stop this kiddo!

Jimbb ·
A question, does she have to wear this mask every day when she is out? Or just when triggers are high? Does she get made fun of by other kids? OK, 3 questions.
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Re: Asthma doesn't stop this kiddo!

pinkladycha ·
she's a girl. But yes she has to wear a mask about because she has so many environmental triggers. Shes a girl. She does have to wear a mask out. Because she has so many triggers, more so spring time. She does get picked on and bullied by kids because some thing she's dying. Adults stare a lot . She's blessed though
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Re: Not sick - and plan to keep it that way!

AmyWhicker ·
Safety first...and good for you. It is a nice colorful mask..you are such a fashionista!
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Re: Not sick - and plan to keep it that way!

Martha Anne ·
Agreed, but I am afraid to take planes or long distance buses where the air circulates and also are you concerned about getting the flu virus from just touching the seat of your plane or using a pubic restroom, even if you have on a mask?
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Re: Not sick - and plan to keep it that way!

Kathy P ·
Totally understand that @Martha Anne ! The recirculated air and close proximity to potentially sick people was a huge concern. The mask definitely helped to keep me from touching my face and spreading germs there. I also had packs of wipes and hand sanitizer. I carefully wiped down my personal space - arm rests, back of the seat, tray table - before I sat down. Any time I went to the rest room, I slathered in hand sanitizer. Also wiped down things in the hotel rooms like door handles, TV...
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Re: Making breathing treatments fun at 18 months old.

Melissa G ·
Love it! My youngest dd had the same neb mask when she was little.
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How I Tackle Asthma Daily!

hdollarhyde ·
How I Tackle Asthma Daily!
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Take me out to the ballgame!

MKelly ·
Take me out to the ballgame!
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Our Commitment to Bridging the Gap In Racial Disparities

AAFA Community Services ·
U.S. systems have historically failed Black Americans and other marginalized groups. AAFA's goal is to dramatically reduce the burden of asthma and allergies for underserved groups within five years.
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Cleaning Your Hands With Soap Vs. Hand Sanitizer: What Is Best to Protect Yourself From COVID-19 and Other Illnesses?

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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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How COVID-19 Could Affect School Health Care Plans for Asthma and Allergies

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Even though COVID-19 will change how schools operate for the 2020-2021 school year, children with asthma and allergies need to have a school health care plan in place if they are returning to in-person learning. Physical distancing, extra hand-washing , face masks and coverings , and other school policies may impact your child’s care plan. What Is a School Health Care Plan? A school health care plan is a document (or set of documents) that outlines your child’s medical condition and how it...
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Hurricanes: Weathering the Storm If You Have Asthma

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We are currently in the peak of hurricane season, which goes from June 1 to Nov. 31. While preparing for a possible storm, people with asthma need to take extra precautions to reduce chances of an asthma episode or attack.
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Wildfire Season Has Begun – and It Affects Air Quality and Asthma

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Each year, wildfires rage across the U.S. They have already begun in California this year. Smoke in the air contains tiny particles that affect air quality. These particles can irritate your eyes, nose, throat and lungs. Poor air quality can worsen asthma symptoms . Children and those with respiratory disease like asthma are at high risk for asthma episodes when the air quality is poor. Wildfires do not only affect those in the immediate fire area. Smoke can blow many miles away and impact...
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Public Health Emergency: Wildfires in the Western U.S. Cause Dangerous Air Pollution for People With Asthma

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Record-setting wildfires continue to rage across the western United States, putting millions of people with asthma at risk. The smoke and ash from the fires are polluting the air , creating unhealthy – even hazardous – air quality. This is a serious health emergency. What Do People With Asthma Need to Know About the Current Wildfires and Air Quality? The EPA’s AirNow.gov program measures and reports the air quality across the United States. Air quality is measured by the number of small...
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Will You Help Prevent a Flu/COVID-19 “Twindemic”?

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As we continue to fight COVID-19 , we are now in flu season too. Get your flu shot and join the staff at the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) to prevent a “twindemic.” What Is a “Twindemic” and Why Should You Be Concerned? A “twindemic” is a word used to describe the spread of the flu and the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 at the same time. As we have seen, COVID-19 spreads easily. So far, it has been responsible for millions of infections and hundreds of thousands of...
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Reduce Your Holiday Stress With These Asthma Control Tips

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Don't let hidden allergy and asthma triggers ruin your holiday cheer. Knowing where your triggers can hide during this festive season can reduce your chances of an asthma flare. Review your Asthma Action Plan and always keep your emergency medicines with you at all times.
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Asthma and Allergies in 2020: Hope and Support During Uncertainty

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Like many organizations, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The asthma and allergy community has been heavily impacted by several events of 2020: The public health emergency and economic recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic Loss of health care or delayed access to medications due to the pandemic Record-breaking wildfires and health impacts related to natural disasters and air pollution Widespread upheaval over racial...
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Cold Weather Advisory: People With Asthma Should Take Precautions to Avoid Symptoms

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As we gear up (and bundle up) for the holiday season, people with asthma who live in cold climates may notice they are having a tougher time breathing. That’s because when you breathe in dry, cold air, your airways start to narrow, making it hard to breathe. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to reduce asthma triggers and the chance of having asthma symptoms or an attack this winter season.
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5 Asthma and Allergy Tips for a Healthier Home for the Holidays

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Holiday decorations make your home fun and festive. But they can also bring in asthma triggers and allergens. How do you deck the halls while keeping a healthy home? Here are five asthma & allergy friendly® tips for a healthier home for the holidays.
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Re: 4 Common Respiratory Infections and How People With Asthma Can Protect Themselves

Deborah Bartlett ·
This is a great blog post! Be sure to keep hydrated, especially with the heat running more during cold days and nights! Keep your head propped up during the night, to help keep your airway open. Be sure to contact your doctor right away if things just don't seem right. Cover your face with a scarf if going out into the cold. Yes, this means over your mask. Be sure to wash your hands properly when necessary. Follow your medication schedule as directed by your doctor! Also, don't forget to...
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Tips for Coping With Spring Allergies

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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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