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Does Eczema Affect Allergy Testing?

If you have eczema - an itchy, scaly, red rash - and seasonal allergies, can you have a skin prick test to see if you are a candidate for allergy shots? Will eczema affect the results? See how Dr. Douglas Johnston, a board-certified allergist/immunologist, answers this question

“Ask the Allergist” is a free service provided by AAFA. Our allergist will answer your questions about managing asthma and allergies. Submit your question on our website.

Texas School District Puts Children at Risk With Anaphylaxis Policy

The Weatherford Independent School District in Texas recently created a policy that states school staff should give Benadryl for food allergy reactions. This practice creates a lot of concern. Epinephrine is the first line of treatment for anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America sent a letter to the Weatherford ISD board. Read the letter and learn more about properly treating anaphylaxis.

Improve Your Asthma Health

Knowing how to manage asthma is important for better health and quality of life. We offer an online course called ASTHMA Care for Adults. This comprehensive program covers a full range of topics everyone with asthma needs to know. This self-paced online course is presented in different formats, such as videos, animations, handouts and more.

A Healthier Home Starts in the Bedroom

Dust mites thrive in warm, humid environments like your bed. In fact, more dust mites are found in your bedroom than any other room in your home. If you have a dust mite allergy, reducing dust mites in your bed is important. Our asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Progam has tested several pillows, mattress covers and sheets to ensure they are more suitable for creating a healthier home. We welcome a new CERTIFIED product to our bedding category - Serta Smart Defense Pillow. See all of our CERTIFIED bedding products at


GSK to Offer Generic Version of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Inhaler

GlaxoSmithKline announced that an authorized generic of Ventiolin HFA albuterol inhaler will be available soon to offer a potentially more affordable option for quick-relief medicine. Read the press release to learn more.

Teva Announces FDA Approval of ProAir® Digihaler™

Teva Pharmacuetical Industries has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their ProAir® Digihaler­™. This new inhaler has built-in sensors that connect to a mobile application to help you track inhaler use. Read the press release to learn more.

Would you like to know more about the asthma medicines you take or what's available? Visit our online asthma medicine database


We're in This Together

Managing asthma or any allergic condition can be overwhelming. But support should be an important part of your management plan. Our community is here to help.

Do you have a question about asthma, allergies or skin conditions? Post it on our forums at Our members, trained staff and volunteers are happy to help. 


Food Allergy Management Boot Camp

Parents and caregivers of children with food allergies are invited to an interactive group session that will provide tools for best practices in protecting and promoting your child’s health and well-being. The session will be led by Dr. Michael Pistiner from MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

Join the live stream on Facebook on the MassGeneral Facebook page on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, from noon - 1 p.m.

If you live in the Boston area, you can attend in person. 
Join the live stream on Facebook

Hosted by Mass General Hospital for Children
Co-Hosted by Kids With Food Allergies, a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America


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