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Newly Diagnosed

On November 15, 2010 @ 4:42 pm In

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!

Newly Diagnosed? Six Steps From Confused to Confident [1] — Read and/or print out this article from Allergy & Asthma Today [2] magazine.

Asthma Action Plan [3] — If you don’t have one, start here.

Anaphylaxis Action Plan [4] — Know symptoms to watch for and what actions to take to treat life-threatening allergic reactions. Ask your healthcare professional to help fill out this form.

Indoor AIRepair kits [5] — At Home, At School and At Play, developed by AANMA with funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

What’s Behind that Wheeze? [6] — AANMA takes you deep inside your lungs to understand what’s going on “when asthma happens.”

Respiratory Diseases in Children Under 5 [7] — From our web hub for parents of babies and toddlers.

Mastering HFA Inhalers [8] - Step-by-step instructions.

The Language of Asthma [9] — Article and glossary of terms.



Recognizing the Signs of Asthma [10]

All About Asthma Medications [11]

Nebulizers:  When Only the Mist Will Do [12]

NIH Asthma Guidelines
–> 6 Key Guidelines Implementation Panel (GIP) Messages

Peak Flow Meters [13]

Labor of Love: Nancy Sander’s story of founding AANMA in 1985 [14]

Article printed from Allergy and Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics: http://www.aanma.org

URL to article: http://www.aanma.org/faqs/newlydiagnosed/

URLs in this post:

[1] Newly Diagnosed? Six Steps From Confused to Confident: http://www.aanma.org/pdf/NewlyDiagnosed.pdf

[2] Allergy & Asthma Today: http://www.aanma.org/publication/aat-subscription/

[3] Asthma Action Plan: http://www.aanma.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/Asthma_Action_Plan.pdf

[4] Anaphylaxis Action Plan: http://www.aanma.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/ANAPHYLAXISACTIONPLAN1.pdf

[5] Indoor AIRepair kits: http://www.aanma.org/publication/indoor-air-repair-kit/

[6] What’s Behind that Wheeze?: http://www.aanma.org/2009/02/whatsbehind/

[7] Respiratory Diseases in Children Under 5: http://www.aanma.org/publication/special-pubs/welcome-to-precious-breathers/respiratory-diseases/

[8] Mastering HFA Inhalers: http://www.aanma.org/2009/03/mastering-hfa-inhalers-%e2%80%93-step-by-step-instructions/

[9] The Language of Asthma: http://www.aanma.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/Language-of-Asthma.pdf

[10] Recognizing the Signs of Asthma: http://www.aanma.org/2009/02/facing-the-facts-recognize-the-signs-of-asthma/

[11] All About Asthma Medications: http://www.aanma.org/faqs/welcome-to-precious-breathers/medicationspre/

[12] Nebulizers:  When Only the Mist Will Do: http://www.aanma.org/2009/06/nebulizers-mis/

[13] Peak Flow Meters: http://www.aanma.org/2009/03/peak-flow-meters/

[14] Labor of Love: Nancy Sander’s story of founding AANMA in 1985: http://www.aanma.org/about-aanma/25th-anniversary/labor-of-love/

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