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May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

by Howard Gerber on May 21, 2012

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The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) promotes allergy and asthma awareness each May. Many people will begin sniffling during the spring or fall and mistakenly think they have a cold and they must simply suffer through the symptoms, when in fact they are having an allergic reaction to a seasonal allergen. The persistent cough of a sixth grade student may not be a lingering infection but actually a mild form of asthma that could easily be treated with the right medications. Many people who have allergies and asthma may not realize it because they have never been exposed to information that explains the symptoms adequately. Use Asthma and Allergy Awareness month to reach out and educate your students, patients, or clients. [continue reading…]