This month is Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month. During peak season for asthma and seasonal allergy sufferers, now is your chance to educate your family, friends, and co-workers about allergy issues. With allergies and asthma affecting a rapidly increasing number of children and adults around the world, everyone knows someone who is affected by a food allergy. May is the month to learn more about allergies and asthma, remindsMarket Watch.
There are local events taking place around the country all month long to raise awareness of food allergies and other asthma- and allergy-related conditions. May is also a great time to learn a new allergen-friendly recipe or teach your co-workers what happens if you accidentally ingest an allergen.
If you or a loved one has a food allergy, now is a great time to make sure you have an Epi-Pen and have made other necessary precautions to keep you and your family members safe. Make sure your child’s school knows about their allergies, and that your loved ones know how to spot the early signs of an allergic reaction and how to use the Epi-Pen, if needed.
What will you be doing to raise awareness of peanut allergies this month?