Fall Allergy Advice – ACAAI

Don’t Let Allergies, Asthma Haunt Halloween Fun

Halloween can be a frightful time for parents of kids with allergies and asthma. Nut-filled candy isn’t the only bogeyman that can ruin the fun. Allergy and asthma triggers can hide in other, unexpected places, too, from dusty costumes to leering jack-o-lanterns.

Climate Changes Extend Ragweed Allergy Season

Feel like there’s no end in sight when it comes to fall allergy misery? Blame climate changes. Research suggests that due to climate changes, nasal allergy during the ragweed pollen season – also called hay fever or seasonal allergic rhinitis – lasts up to three weeks longer than it used to, and the further north you live, the longer you have to wait for relief.

Study up for a Sneeze and Wheeze-Free School Year

The new school year means new clothes, new classes, new teachers – and the same old misery due to sneezing and wheezing for children who have allergies or asthma. From the class hamster to dust mites residing in carpet to germs from cold and flu viruses, asthma and allergy triggers lurk throughout the classroom.

Scaring Away Frightful Halloween Allergy and Asthma Triggers

Halloween can be a scary time for kids with food allergies, allergic rhinitis and asthma. Triggers that lurk in candy, costumes, makeup and decorations may cause a reaction that spoils the spooky fun. ACAAI suggests tips to keep little goblins with allergic conditions safe this Halloween.

Fall Holiday Tips for Those with Food Allergies

Halloween candy and the Thanksgiving feast are just some of the tasty traditions that make fall holidays fun. But for the 12 million people in the U.S. with food allergies, these edible treats can mean trouble.

Steps to a Safe School Year for Kids with Allergies and Asthma

For millions of children with allergies and asthma, heading back-to-school with high levels of fall pollens and molds in the air and exposure to potential allergens and viruses in class can really take a toll.

Allergy Vaccinations Reduce Children’s Health Care Costs by One-Third

Allergy immunotherapy, generally referred to as allergy vaccinations or shots, reduce total health care costs in children with allergic rhinitis (hay fever) by one-third, and prescription costs by 16 percent, according to a study published this month in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)