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May Is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Since 1984, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has declared May to be “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.” It’s a peak season for people with asthma and allergies, and a perfect time to educate patients, family, friends, co-workers and others about these diseases.

More than 60 million Americans overall have asthma and allergies.

  • About 25 million Americans have asthma (19 million adults and 6.2 million children)
  • About 32 million Americans have food allergies (26 million adults and 6 million children)
  • About 21 million Americans have hay fever, rhinitis or nasal allergies (20 million adults and 5.6 million children)

These numbers paint a picture of how many people in the U.S. are managing asthma and allergies. But they don’t paint a picture of the overall impact these diseases have on people and communities.

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and the MedicAlert Foundation have teamed up to raise awareness about asthma and anaphylaxis. The goal of this partnership is to help you manage your conditions and prevent life-threatening medical emergencies.

This is more important now more than ever in light of COVID-19 (the new coronavirus). With many health care providers stressed, the best thing you can do is to keep your asthma and allergies under control to avoid a trip to the emergency department. Both AAFA and MedicAlert want to give you the resources to manage your conditions.

We invite you to use our tools below to spread awareness throughout May. Here are just a few ways you can be a part of National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month:

 

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