Dining out is meant to be festive and relaxing, not a burden or a time where worry zaps your energy trying to stay safe. For individuals with latex allergy, the challenge at restaurants is threefold. First, kitchen staff may use latex products such as gloves while preparing food. Second, a variety of foods have cross […]
For individuals with latex allergy, the challenge at restaurants is threefold. First, kitchen staff may use latex products such as gloves while preparing food. Second, a variety of foods have cross reactivity with latex proteins (termed Latex-Fruit Syndrome) that can induce anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction. Third, if you see latex balloons for parties or in banquet rooms, exit immediately. Only Mylar® balloons are safe. Read the rest of this entry »
Dry air makes fighting a cold or sinus infection harder. When your throat itches and your eyes feel raw, would adding moisture to the air with a humidifier help? High humidity levels promote the growth of mold and dust mites – two common allergens associated with allergy and asthma symptoms – and without careful maintenance, […]
Allergy & Asthma Network educates thousands each year on appropriate medication use through programs like Anaphylaxis Community Experts and AAP Chapter Champions in Asthma, Allergy & Anaphylaxis. Support from partners like AAP, ACAAI, TEVA Respiratory, MEDA & Mylan Specialty LP are critical to ensure healthcare professionals and patients alike understand and use medications appropriately!
Stephanie Leonard, MD, is a food allergy specialist at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego – and she also happens to have a life-threatening allergy to peanuts. Recently, Dr. Leonard ordered a pesto dish at a local restaurant; the server assured her it did not contain peanuts. A half-hour later, she started to experience anaphylactic symptoms. Dr. […]
Electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes), a $2.5 billion industry, are getting a lot of media coverage lately and e-cigarette retail shops and Internet sites are becoming more widespread. What are these products? And are they different from traditional cigarettes that are known to be dangerous to people with asthma?
Allergy & Asthma Network supports the Family Asthma Act (S.2804), proposed federal legislation currently in the U.S. Senate directing the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to expand their collection of information on asthma prevalence and costs.
Al Keith is a man of many passions – respiratory health, education and music, to name just a few. Why not merge all his passions together? Keith put his creative energy to work. A Chicago respiratory therapist by day and a jazz and blues performer by night, he produced a 7-song CD titled “Asthma Blues” […]
Allergists, immunologists and health care professionals from around the world convened at the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) annual meeting Nov. 6-10 in Atlanta, addressing recent allergy and asthma research while branching out into related disease states such as eczema, urticaria, COPD and hereditary angioedema.
Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth was diagnosed with asthma in 2004. Since then, she keeps her bronchodilator inhaler always within reach, whether she’s at home or on stage. And she keeps tabs on her dose counter so she knows exactly how much medication remains in her inhaler.