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The Science Inside: Asthma and Allergies
This booklet explains what asthma and allergies are, how they are related, who suffers most from them, how they are prevented, and how they are treated. It also discusses the current research being conducted on these conditions, as well as the important role volunteers play in clinical trials.

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This publication has been chosen as one of 2005's best books in the patient education information class by the Health Information Resource Center.

 

Additional resources on asthma and allergies are provided below, in both English and Spanish.

Resources in English

Adverse Reactions to Medications
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Discusses allergic reactions, non-allergic reactions and anaphylaxis as well as what to do if you experience a reaction to your asthma medicine.

Airborne Allergens: Something in the Air
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Discusses a variety of types of allergies, diagnoses, prevention, and treatment. Includes a glossary.

All About Allergies: A book about allergies for kids
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
A storybook aimed at children who have allergies.

Allergic Skin Conditions
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Talks about hives, rashes and eczema.

Allergies: Things You Can Do to Control Your Symptoms
American Academy of Family Physicians
Discusses the causes of allergies as well as their symptoms, what makes them worse, and what medicines or shots are available to relieve the symptoms. Describes the most common triggers and what you can do to avoid them. Also gives tips on reducing dust and dust mites in the home.

Asthma
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics
Provides general information about asthma. Particularly targeted toward parents of children with asthma.

Asthma and Allergy Medications
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Intended to help asthma and allergy sufferers better understand the most commonly used types of medications.

Asthma and Physical Activity in School
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Aimed at teens. Gives general info about asthma and tips for monitoring and treating asthma during the school day.

Asthma and Pregnancy
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Answers some common questions about being pregnant if you have asthma, including the effect of medication on the fetus and whether your pregnancy can make your asthma better or worse.

Asthma Medicines
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics
Provides information about asthma medicines, including what they do, how to take them and possible side effects. Particularly targeted toward parents of children with asthma.

Childhood Asthma
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Talks about diagnosis and management of the illness as well as medications and devices to assist with alleviating symptoms. Also discusses dealing with asthma in school.

Childhood Asthma Overview
American Lung Association
General information about childhood asthma. Targeted at parents of children with asthma.

Exercise-Induced Asthma
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Describes symptoms and treatments for exercise-induced asthma as well as recommended activities for those who want to minimize their symptoms and Olympic athletes who have competed despite their illness.

Food Allergy
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Discusses symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options.

Frequently Asked Questions about Asthma
National Women’s Health Information Center
Provides general information about asthma. Particularly targeted toward women.

Guide to Health Care Plans
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Talks about evaluating health care plans for those who suffer from allergies or asthma.

How Asthma-Friendly Is Your Child-Care Setting?
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Checklist for discovering whether your child-care provider is asthma-friendly and resources for helping those that aren’t.

Latex Allergy
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Talks about types of allergic reactions and treatments.

Occupational Asthma
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Discusses causes of work-related asthma and the triggers for various types of work.

Prevention of Allergies and Asthma in Children
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Gives tips for preventing food and environmental allergies as well as asthma in children.

Stinging Insect Allergy
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Discusses symptoms, how to identify stinging insects, and treatment.

Traveling with Allergies and Asthma
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Tips for planning a trip if you suffer from allergies or asthma.

What is Allergy Testing?
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Gives details about the different types of allergy tests and who might want to be tested.

What Is Anaphylaxis?
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Defines anaphylaxis, what can trigger it, and its symptoms, as well as how to treat and prevent it.

 

Recursos En Español

Alergia a las picadas de insectos
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Discusses symptoms, how to identify stinging insects, and treatment.

Alergia al latex
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Discusses symptoms, how to identify stinging insects, and treatment.

Alergias a los alimentos
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Discusses symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options.

Alergias: Cosas que usted puede hacer para controlar los síntomas
American Academy of Family Physicians
Discusses the causes of allergies as well as their symptoms, what makes them worse, and what medicines or shots are available to relieve the symptoms. Describes the most common triggers and what you can do to avoid them. Also gives tips on reducing dust and dust mites in the home.

Asma inducida por el ejercicio
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Describes symptoms and treatments for exercise-induced asthma as well as recommended activities for those who want to minimize their symptoms and Olympic athletes who have competed despite their illness.

Asma infantil
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Talks about diagnosis and management of the illness as well as medications and devices to assist with alleviating symptoms. Also discusses dealing with asthma in school.

Asma ocupacional
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Discusses causes of work-related asthma and the triggers for various types of work.

Asma y embarazo
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Answers some common questions about being pregnant if you have asthma, including the effect of medication on the fetus and whether your pregnancy can make your asthma better or worse.

Condiciones alérgicas de la piel
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Talks about hives, rashes and eczema.

¿En qué consisten los exámenes de alergias?
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Gives details about the different types of allergy tests and who might want to be tested.

Guía de planes de salud
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Talks about evaluating health care plans for those who suffer from allergies or asthma.

Medicamentos para el asma y las alergias
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Intended to help asthma and allergy sufferers better understand the most common types of medications for these conditions.

Prevención de alergias y asma en los niños
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Gives tips for preventing food and environmental allergies as well as asthma in children.

¿Qué es la anafilaxis?
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Defines anaphylaxis, what can trigger it, and its symptoms, as well as how to treat and prevent it.

Reacciones adversas a los medicamentos
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Discusses allergic reactions, non-allergic reactions and anaphylaxis as well as what to do if you experience a reaction to your asthma medicine.

¿Su guardería infantil tiene en cuenta a los niños con asma?
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Spanish list. Checklist for discovering whether your child-care provider is asthma-friendly and resources for helping those that aren’t.

Todo Acerca de las Algerias: Un libro sobre las algerias para los niños
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
A storybook aimed at children who have allergies.

Todo Acerca del Asma: Un libro sobre el asma para los niños
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
A storybook aimed at children who have asthma.

Viajes con alergias y asma
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Tips for planning a trip if you suffer from allergies or asthma.

 

 

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