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  • By YFU-USA · Posted August 13, 2013
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  • I place exchange students in homes, and I have the sweetest, cutest exchange student from Switzerland that no one will even look at because she is allergic to ALL animals, which being in contact causes ...

Asthma triggered by chemicals in fragrances

  • By claylady01 · New reply August 13, 2013
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  • I'm new to this site and would like some in-put if possible. Two years ago my asthma returned with a vengeance due to high ragweed and mold levels. Added to the toxic soup was exposure to high levels ...


  • By vdubber69 · New reply August 13, 2013
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  • I've been away from the site for quite a while and I do miss the support I've received here. In the time I've been away my health has been on the same up and down roller coaster as before. The difference ...

Daughter trying to get Xolair?

  • By girlhr · New reply August 4, 2013
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  • Hi, my daughter is hopefully starting Xolair soon if we get it approved by insurance. She is extremely ANXIOUS when it comes to shots and is currently refusing to do the Xolair shots if it gets approved ...

asthma bad

  • By nospeednolife · New reply July 20, 2013
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  • my asthma gets really bad when going on bike I have reliver inhaler with me but I have to take every two minutes and I cant go far on bike I never used to be like this with bikes and this morning was ...

Loosing medical insurance

  • By nursemickey · New reply July 18, 2013
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  • Hi everyone. I am new here and desperate! Both of our kids have asthma, our daughter(8) has just recently within the last 2 years been controlled since switching from an allergy/asthma dr to a pulmonologist ...

Asthma Study

  • By Marcus9 · Posted July 13, 2013
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  • Dear Mr. or Ms. Me and my colleagues are currently doing a research study on asthma at Stanford University in California and Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. The goal is to find out about ...


  • By Joselynn · New reply July 13, 2013
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  • Looks like I will be starting my Xolair objections this coming week. Not sure if I will have to take any "pre-meds" prior to the shot. Will be getting them everyother week. Anyone have any suggestion ...

Gaining control of exercise-induced asthma

  • By GwenS · Posted July 4, 2013
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  • Hi folks, I'm the editor of Allergic Living magazine (check us out when you have a moment at We work closely with the good folks at AAFA. We have a writer working on an ...

Hey y'all it's me…a new-bie!

  • By Joselynn · New reply July 1, 2013
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  • Hi everyone, I'm relatively new. About me… I've had asthma ever since I was a baby. Doctors thought I was born with it. I have struggled with asthma all my life. When I was about 12 years old my family ...

Kids with asthma

  • By jojo1000 · New reply June 17, 2013
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  • Hey, I'm brand new to this. What your all saying is very interesting and reminds me that there are others who are struggling more than myself. My kids have all developed asthma like myself. My second ...

Asthma Help from Natural Sources

  • By memoi · Posted June 10, 2013
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  • Asthma is usually treated by Corticosteroids, inhaled or injected ; Allergy meds ; Beta agonists to induce smooth muscle relaxation in the lungs.... These are potent drugs: What if Asthma patients could ...

Question around youth athletics

  • By jockotaco · New reply June 7, 2013
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  • My son (9) has exercised induced asthma. Luckily its not that severe but we have just discovered that when he plays sports he is having breathing issues. We have started playing with medications along ...

after bronchial thermoplasty

  • By bronchialgirl · Posted June 3, 2013
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  • hi everyone out there......especially mike and are you doing now almost one year after your bronchial thermoplasty surgeries. I am scheduled for my consultation on the 25 of june and ...

College Help ASAP

  • By kymms44 · Posted May 27, 2013
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  • Hello I have an 18 year old daughter who is headed off to college this fall at Ferris State University. She qualifies for TIP and Pell Grants and some small loans for housing while FSU requires Freshman ...

Concerned about low Peak Expiratory Flow Rate

  • By WorriedJohnyBoy · New reply May 27, 2013
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  • I was diagnosed with asthma at 16 after getting pneumonia. I never used an inhaler and still presumed swimming 4 days a week. I'm now 30 and just recently quit smoking marijunana after 10 years, never ...

Asthma is still winning

  • By PhysicallyFit_sick · New reply May 19, 2013
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  • Hello! I'm a 34yr old young man. In 2011 I experienced a PNEUMOTHORAX that caused me to be hospitalized for about a months time. Since then, i haven't been the same. I still manage to do my daily workouts ...

Is anyone on Dulera

  • By CareBear15 · New reply May 19, 2013
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  • I was diagnosed with asthma last summer and I was on albuterol and flovent. Recently I was put Dulera and I was wondering if anyone on here is also on Dulera, and is it working for you ...

2013 Asthma Capitals Released!

  • By Talisa_Aafa · Posted May 7, 2013
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  • There's more to asthma than meets the air, and where you live with asthma matters! Today, AAFA released the 2013 Asthma Capitals report naming the top 100 challenging cities to live with asthma. This ...

How to get rid of Asthma

  • By eternalchild · New reply May 2, 2013
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  • I have had asthma since I can remember.My mom suggests I have acupuncture but I am a bit reluctant about having needles stuck into my body. And I really don't want to take conventianal doctors' medicine ...

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