Allergy & Immunology Patient Resources

Provided below are resource links. They are not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, replace the services of a physician or constitute a doctor-patient relationship.

 

GENERAL:

 

Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA): A leading nonprofit family health organization whose mission is to eliminate unnecessary suffering and death due to asthma, allergies and related conditions through education, advocacy and outreach.

 

The American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI): Patient Education Resource for Allergies & Asthma.

 

American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology: Information on conditions and treatments.

 

Common Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Terms: Glossary of common terms.

 

HealthCentral on Allergies: Searchable medical information database with patient information on allergies.

 

MEDLINEplus®: The National Library of Medicine's consumer information site.

 

The National Jewish Medical and Research Center: Information from the only medical and research center in the United States devoted entirely to respiratory, allergic and immune system diseases. Through forums you can interact with consumers and professionals.

 

ANGIOEDEMA:

 

US Hereditary Angioedema Association: A non-profit patient advocacy organization dedicated to serving persons with angioedema.

 

ECZEMA:

 

The National Eczema Association: A non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and quality of life for individuals with eczema through research, support and education.

 

FOOD ALLERGIES:

 

Current US Food Allergy Guidelines: Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of food allergies in the United States.

 

Food Allergy Research & Education: Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis.

 

International Food Information Council Foundation: The Foundation provides information on food safety, nutrition, and healthful eating information.

 

Mothers of Children Having Allergies: MOCHA (Mothers of Children Having Allergies) is a group of parents sharing information and supporting each other.

 

Peanut Allergy.com: Provides links to peanut-free businesses, chat rooms on issues of concern, products, school discussion boards, and books.

 

IMMUNODEFICIENCY:

 

Immune Deficiency Foundation: A resource for learning about Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases.

 

Jeffrey Model Foundation: JMF is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to early diagnosis, meaningful treatments and, ultimately, cures of primary immunodeficiency disorders through research, physician education, public awareness, advocacy, patient support and newborn screening.

 

LATEX ALLERGIES:

 

American Latex Allergy Association: The association provides educational materials, support groups, publications, and product information.

 

MASTOCYTOSIS:

 

The Mastocytosis Society: A non-profit organization dedicated to supporting patients affected by Mastocytosis or Mast Cell Activation Disorders as well as their families, caregivers, and physicians through research, education and advocacy.

 

MEDIC ALERT:

 

MedicAlert Foundation®: The foundation's mission is to protect and save lives by serving as the global information link between members and emergency responders during medical emergencies and other times of need.

 

POLLEN COUNTS:

 

National Allergy Bureau™: The NAB currently provides the most accurate and reliable pollen and mold levels from approximately 85 counting stations throughout the United States.

 

Pollen.com: Local and national pollen counts and allergy forecasts.

 

SINUSITIS:

 

Sinusitis: Provides information about sinusitis from the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology.

 

SKIN CONDITIONS:

 

MEDLINEplus® Skin Conditions: Provides information on skin conditions from the National Library of Medicine's consumer site.