Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA)

Every day patients and families call AANMA looking for answers to allergy and asthma questions. You may have some of the same questions. Click on a category to read frequently asked questions about allergies, asthma and related topics.

Don’t see your question listed in our archives? Then send us an e-mail and we’ll send you a personal response.

Newly Diagnosed

The doctor said “asthma” and all you heard were snippets after that; shock and fear took over. Later, you’re left dazed and confused after receiving well-meaning advice from family and friends and surfing the Internet. Never fear, help is here!


Asthma is a disease with 1,000 faces – different for every person. Why does it happen? How is it treated? Find answers here.


Itchy eyes? Sneezy nose? Scratchy skin? It might be you’re allergic to something in your world. Find out more.


Asthma medications come in a dizzying array of inhalers, pills and liquids.  Here’s what you need to know to use them properly

Babies and Toddlers

This section helps you identify respiratory problems in children under 5.

If you prefer to speak with a member of the AANMA staff, you can call us toll free:
1.800.878-4403 Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 5 pm, and
on Fridays 9 am to 12 noon.