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This new asthma and allergy publication is produced by the Canadian Network for Respiratory Care in conjunction with Allergic Living magazine. Subscribers to the Canadian edition of Allergic Living will receive each quarterly issue in the magazine with their subscription. The CNRC and Allergic Living thank GlaxoSmithKline for an educational grant in support of this consumer health publication. Currents Summer 2011
Sept. 27, 2010 Allergic Living magazine proudly announces the complete rebuild of its website Allergicliving.com. The new site becomes a leading, one-stop, comprehensive resource for those living with food allergies, celiac disease, asthma and environmental allergies. “This is no mere cosmetic renovation,” Gwen Smith, Allergic Living’s editor and content director, says of Allergicliving.com. “We made […]
Q. My 12-year-old son is one of the kids whose asthma peaks on the return to school. He’s fine in the summer, then back to school – and, wham, he’s got colds, and wheezing or coughing at night. Any recommendations on how to prevent a sequel this fall? Dr. Waserman: What you are describing is […]
I think I have asthma. Now what? SYMPTOMS Some signs of asthma include a chronic cough, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, or wheezing. Talk to your doctor if you or your child has a cough that keeps you up at night, a cold that won’t go away, shortness of breath or wheezing after exercise, […]
When a person with asthma is exposed to one of their “triggers” – such as allergens, cigarette smoke, exercise or viral infections, that person’s airways will produce mucus in the airways. Exposure to an allergic trigger, such as cat dander or tree pollen sets off that person’s immune system, causing inflammation and swelling in the […]
Asthma symptoms can be triggered by many things. In fact, for some asthmatics, exercise is the only trigger. This is called exercise-induced asthma.
Most of the commonly used asthma medications are inhalers. These devices deliver medications right to the lungs, allowing them to work only where they are needed. Tips for Using Inhalers 1. Using inhalers correctly ensures maximum benefit of the medication. To check if you are using your inhaler correctly, demonstrate your technique in front of […]