May Is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
I just realized May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, and since I am a mom of a child with both, I wanted to share.
Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declares May to be “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.” It’s a peak season for those with asthma and allergies, and a perfect time to educate your patients, family, friends, co-workers and others about these diseases.
There is no cure for asthma and allergies, and many deaths are preventable with proper treatment and care. Ten people a day die from asthma. Asthma affects more than 24.5 million Americans. More than 6 million children under the age of 18 have asthma. More than 50 million Americans have all types of allergies – pollen, skin, latex and more. The rate of allergies is climbing. Please join us in raising awareness for these common diseases. You can visit their site HERE!
We knew Caylyn had allergies and breathing issues early on, but it wasn’t until she was 5 that we did testing and got her diagnosed. Her Asthma is controlled now. Learn more here from my Asthma blog series I did last year Raising a Child with Asthma Series Recap.