Make sure your red, white and blue celebration is allergy- and asthma-free

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (February 20, 2019) – If red, white and blue equals hives, tissues and shortness of breath due to asthma, your Fourth of July celebration isn’t headed in the right direction. Independence Day and other summer celebrations should be filled with barbecues, flags and fun, not allergy and asthma triggers. “Summer is a time to be out enjoying …

Preparation is key as you head to college with allergies and asthma

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ILL (May 1, 2019) – Feeling as though there are too many things to think about as you plan your transition from high school senior to college freshman? Here’s something else to consider: How will you handle your allergies and asthma in your new environment? “Many college freshmen have never been in charge of their health care before …

Confidence in asthma inhaler technique doesn’t match actual skills

Study reports 97 percent of kids don’t use them properly. ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL – (APRIL 30, 2019) – Many children with asthma think they are using their asthma inhaler medications correctly when they are not. This makes it very difficult to keep their asthma under control. A new study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific journal of …

You can’t exercise if you have asthma – and other myths you should know

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (April 17, 2019) – May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month – the perfect time to bust some asthma myths that have been around for many years. “Asthma is a serious condition that affects more than 26 million Americans – more than 8 percent of the population,” says allergist Todd Mahr, MD, president of the American College …

Spring cleaning: clear your house and your nasal passages

Getting rid of built up dust and mold can ease allergy symptoms. | ACAAI Public Website ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL. (February 26, 2019) – Lots of people view the coming of spring as an opportunity to clean out winter’s cobwebs and freshen up their home. It’s also a chance to get rid of allergens that have been settling in over the …

Asthma Controller Step Down Yardstick – Treatment guidance for when asthma improves

4 Feb 2019-Asthma Controller Step Down Yardstick – Treatment guidance for when asthma improves | Helps clinicians understand when treatment should be stepped down, and how. | ACAAI Public Website ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (January 25, 2019) – When asthma symptoms improve, there’s reason for celebration by both allergist and patient. But once symptoms are better, how do health care practitioners …

Surprise your valentine while keeping them allergy- and asthma-free

21 Jan 19 Surprise your valentine while keeping them allergy- and asthma-free | Think outside the (candy) box to show them you care about their health. | ACAAI Public Website Surprise your valentine while keeping them allergy- and asthma-free Think outside the (candy) box to show them you care about their health. Toggle navigation Allergies Asthma Resources News Health Care …

Epinephrine is always the first line of defense to treat severe allergic reactions.

Texas school district risks children’s lives by using Benadryl instead of stock epinephrine | Epinephrine is always the first line of defense to treat severe allergic reactions. | ACAAI Public Website ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (January 9, 2019) – The Weatherford Independent School District in Weatherford, TX announced recently that instead of epinephrine, they will administer Benadryl to students experiencing allergic …

Winter allergies: The allergies you didn’t know you could have

18 Dec 18- ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (November 26, 2018) – When temperatures get below freezing, people with seasonal allergies to grass, tree and weed pollens get well-deserved relief from their symptoms. But if you’re still sneezing and blowing your nose when winter descends, you might have indoor allergies. The problem for many allergy sufferers is figuring out what, exactly, is causing …