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News – AAAAI Tips on Hosting the Allergic

November 12, 2008

Guess who’s coming to dinner: Hosting guests with allergies and asthma

Media release from the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology

MILWAUKEE – This holiday season, many Americans will host gatherings with family and friends. Millions will have guests with allergy or asthma concerns.

One in six Americans – about 50 million people – suffer from some form of allergies or asthma, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI). But for those who do not cope with the conditions daily and first-hand, it can be difficult to know what special accommodations are needed.

What if a dinner guest has a food allergy? Or your mother-in-law is allergic to your cat? The AAAAI offers these tips for holiday hosts to keep their guests’ asthma and allergy symptoms in hibernation:

Find additional information on allergies and asthma, including allergy-safe holiday recipes, online at www.aaaai.org [1].

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) represents allergists, asthma specialists, clinical immunologists, allied health professionals and others with a special interest in the research and treatment of allergic disease. Established in 1943, the AAAAI is the largest professional medical association dedicated to the allergy/immunology specialty. The AAAAI has nearly 6,500 members in the United States, Canada and 60 other countries.