Allergy Resources for Patients

The following outside web links are good allergy resources for you and your family. They are selected for their quality and reputation. We do not have any control over the contents of these links and we may not necessarily agree with all views and opinions expressed in them.

1. Authoritative Allergy Information:

  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
    Available at: www.aaaai.org Website maintained by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology for authoritative information on allergy and asthma

2. Extensive Medical Information:

  • Medline Plus
    Available at: www.medlineplus.gov/ Over 700 health topics plus A medical encyclopedia with images, Drug information - Hospitals and physicians and Latest health news
  • The National Institutes of Health
    Available at: http://health.nih.gov/  Maintained by the National Institutes of Health- a well maintained and authoritative resource for general health questions including allergy topics

3. Food Allergy:

  • The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN)
    Available at: www.foodallergy.org  Supported by an educational grant from Kraft Foods, this Web site contains information about food allergy, food allergy research, FAAN activities, updates, daily tips, product alerts, and ordering information. The Web site’s mission is “…to increase public awareness about food allergies and anaphylaxis…, to provide education, and to advance research on behalf of all those affected by food allergies.”
  • International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC)
    Available at: www.ific.org  This site contains numerous documents regarding food safety and food allergy, all accessible through a searchable database.
  • Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
    Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  Available at: http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov/list.html  An overview, recent news, program areas, and national food safety programs are available from the home page. There are alerts on mislabeling, and some practical advice on preventing children from being accidentally exposed to foods to which they are allergic.
  • Peanut Allergy.com
    Owned and managed by people with peanut allergies, Chris and Patti Papkee.
    Available at: www.peanutallergy.com This Web site is a patient resource. It contains links to peanut-free businesses, chat rooms on issues of concern, products, school discussion boards, books, a newsletter, and information on how site visitors can help. The site includes a questionnaire for educational purposes, as well as a call for study volunteers. It also provides a link to EpiPen® epinephrine auto-injector instructions for use.

4. Latex Allergy:

  • American Latex Allergy Association (A.L.E.R.T.)
    Available at: www.latexallergyresources.org  A.L.E.R.T. (which actually stands for Allergy to Latex Education and Resource Team) designed this Web site to help connect latex allergy patients with educational materials, support groups, publications, and product information. The mission of this national nonprofit organization is to assist in the understanding and management of natural rubber latex allergy.

5. Finding an allergist:

  • Physician Referral Directory
    American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
    Available at: www.aaaai.org  In addition to its online Physician Referral Directory, this site offers an array of links to various subjects and sites, including a Topic of the Month, the Allergy & Asthma Disease Management Center, information on best practices for pediatric asthma, recall information, training programs for professionals, and the Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology.

6. Pediatrics:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
    Available at: www.aap.org  The You and Your Family section of the AAP Web site offers a Parent Resource Guide, immunization information, tips on safety and injury prevention, and more. The Research area provides links to authoritative documentation that can help parents advocating enhanced care for their children.

7. Medicalert Bracelet:

  • It’s not a bracelet, it’s a lifeline. Wear it! MedicAlert®
    Available at: www.medicalert.org  The MedicAlert® program can be a boon to patients at increased risk for anaphylaxis.

8. Learn about allergies and asthma in Breatherville, USA™

  • Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics
    Available at: www.aanma.org  Visit Breatherville, USA™, an online town where learning about asthma and allergies is a positive experience! Take a free class at America’s College of Allergy & Asthma, solve pet allergy woes at the Pet Shop, coordinate your little one’s care at the Childcare Center, pick up allergy-proofing tips at Home Sweet Home, or learn about medications and devices at the Pharmacy. In all, Breatherville boasts 12 such destinations, as well as a Play Time area for kids. 

  • This site offers information about the value of measuring Nitric Oxide levels in exhaled breaths of patients with asthma; recently FDA has approved a handheld device NIOX-Mino for this purpose. We offer this service to our patients. If you are interested in knowing more about this please visit this site. http://www.aerocrine.com/

9. Immunodeficiency:

  • Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases
    Available at: www.primaryimmune.org/   A very good resource for learning about Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases and Intravenous Immunoglobulin Treatment.

10. Xolair: Information about Xolair:

  • Information about Xolair 
    Available at: www.xolair.com/index.jsp If you want to know more about Xolair, novel FDA approved treatment for severe asthma not responding to conventional treatment, then this is the site for you !

11. Epinephrine:

  • Information about EpiPen and TwinJect
    Available at: www.epipen.com Allergic reactions and anaphylaxis information from Epi-Pen, information guide for professionals providing treatment of Severe Allergic Reactions. 
  • Information about TwinJect 
    Available at www.twinject.com Simple Assurance: Treat severe allergic reactions with enhanced Twinject, the only auto-injector with 2 doses of epinephrine in 1 handy device.

12. Skin Disorders:

  • Information about various skin diseases:
    Available at: www.dermnetnz.org/patient-information.html If you are suffering from allergic and primary skin diseases, this is a very good resource for you giving pertinent information about various skin ailments.
  • Contact Dermatitis: 
    Available at: www.truetest.com Very good resource if you want to learn more about Patch Tests and Contact Dermatitis.
  • Chronic Urticaria: International Chronic Urticaria Society
    Available at: www.urticaria.thunderworksinc.com/index.htm If you are suffering from chronic hives and want to know more, this is a good resource.
  • Hereditary Angioedema United States Hereditary Angioedema Association
    Available at: http://www.hereditaryangioedema.com If you along with other family members suffer from recurrent bouts of swelling affecting various parts of the body, this site will make you more aware of your problem and gives you the necessary support.

13. Pollen count, know your plants etc.!

  • Available at: www.pollen.com  If you are an allergy or asthma sufferer and would like to know what the pollen count is right now or you would like to know how an olive or cottonwood tree looks like, then this is the site for you.

14. Allergy Care Products

Available at: www.nationalallergy.com If you would like to access a site where you could buy quality allergy care products for your home such as dust mite covers for mattresses and pillows, air-filtration devices, nickel testing kits, cat wipes, etc., this is one good site among others. Appearance of their website link here does not imply our endorsement or support for them, and we do not have any commercial ties or interests with them.

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