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Dating in College With Food Allergies

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On campus, you need to watch out for the food allergy perils in boozy parties, hook-ups and dropping your guard. But you can also find someone to date who finds you interesting, allergies and all. By Alexa Jordan I didn’t think twice about having a food allergy when I dated boys in high school. Neither my parents nor my allergist warned me about how dating could be more difficult for me than for others.  I mean, the protagonist Allie in The Notebook didn’t have to ask: “Did you eat any tree nuts today?” before kissing. No one called ahead to...

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How can I help prevent my child from having an asthma attacks during the pandemic?

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Help your child follow their asthma management plan and take their controller medications as prescribed. Know when to step up care and when to call your pediatrician or asthma care provider. In addition, there are other steps you can take: Go smoke-free. People with asthma should avoid asthma triggers such as tobacco smoke. If a parent or caregiver smokes or vapes, it is important to do it outside. Smoking in another room does not prevent the smoke from traveling. The 1-800-QUITNOW is a free nationwide number that helps people stop smoking. Many states provide free supplies such as nicotine replacement...

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Back to School This Year is Far From Back to Normal for Kids With Allergies and Asthma

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Students will have new protocols in place as they try to keep allergies and asthma under control. ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (July 28, 2020) – Sending kids back to school at the end of summer is a ritual many parents look forward to. This year as cases of COVID-19 surge in many communities, parents are asking themselves not only what will the school year look like – remote, in-person or a hybrid? – but how will they keep their child and their family safe. Adding allergies and asthma to the risks being faced adds another layer of concern. “Lots of school...

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What People With Asthma Need to Know About Face Masks and Coverings During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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As we all return to work, school and public places, face coverings and masks have become essential tools in our fight against COVID-19 (the new coronavirus). But wearing a face covering raises many questions for people with asthma. Why Do We Need to Wear Face Masks or Coverings During the COVID-19 Pandemic? Physical distancing (also known as social distancing) helps slow the spread of COVID-19. So why do we need to wear face coverings? Studies have shown many people have COVID-19 and don’t show symptoms. Or they may have the virus a few days before they show symptoms. The purpose...

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Managing Food Allergies and Asthma in Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Schools face major challenges as they reopen for the 2020-2021 school year. To help reduce the spread of the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 among staff and students, schools will follow new policies and practices. This causes many parents to wonder how this will affect their child with food allergies or asthma.  In most school districts, we can expect to see policies about face coverings or masks, physical distancing and cleaning. These new policies may affect how schools handle food allergies. But in most cases, the impact on kids with food allergies should be minor. In fact, some policies may...

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