Education and Resources

 

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis

Pollen and Mold Counts

  •    National Allergy Bureau:  Daily pollen and mold counts reported with an option to receive this information by e-mail.

Asthma

  •   Spacer Devices and Aerochambers:  Important video instructions on how to use and how to clean a "spacer", also called a "valved     holding chamber".  These devices are very helpful for improving the good effects of asthma pump inhaler medicine and reducing   their possible side effects.  The video, and the handouts links below the video, use a specific brand called "Aerochamber", but the   directions will apply to other brands of spacers.  For very good pdf instructions, click on the links below the video labeled either "Small Mask/Medium Mask" for kids or "Large Mask/Mouthpiece" for older kids and adults. 

  •   Spacer Device Instructions:  this link has more picture-friendly education about using spacers correctly, from an organization     called  the Neighborhood Health Plan.  These might be a little better for those who like simple image instructions.  The first page is   for big kids and adults who can hold their breath for ten seconds, the second page for smaller kids who need a mask to help with   coordination.  

  •   Asthma.com:  Well-produced website with good information about asthma and its complicated nature.

  •   Allergy & Asthma Network:  Includes videos covering asthma basics and the details of inhalers switching to HFA propellants.

  •   Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America:  Excellent multimedia library and other resources for asthma education.

  •   American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology:  Good overview of key asthma topics and many related links.

  •   American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology:  "Asthma 101" education and other really good info as an intro to asthma.

  •   American Lung Association:  Link to education and support for asthma and other chronic lung diseases. A great place to find local   support groups and assistance with quitting smoking. 

General Allergy Education and Tools

Air Quality Control

 

Insect sting Allergy

2551 N Clark St, Suite 100, Chicago, IL 60614

Tel: 773-388-2322

Fax: 773-388-2333

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