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Posted on: May 16, 2023

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Asthma Awareness Month

GENESEO, N.Y., May 16, 2023 – Each spring and throughout the course of the year, millions of Americans suffer symptoms related to allergies and stemming from asthma.   May marks National Asthma and Allergies Awareness Month – a time to educate patients, family, friends, coworkers and the public about allergic diseases.

First celebrated in 1984, National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month is a key outreach campaign designed to promote treatment options and provide a general overview of symptoms, causes and potential triggers for various respiratory ailments.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that over 100 million people in the United States have some form of allergies or asthma with many suffering from multiple conditions.  Nearly 26 million Americans deal with the impacts of asthma while 20 million people in this country are subject to food allergies.  Another 80 million Americans encounter problems associated with nasal allergies that are generally caused by environmental factors.

To date, there are no cures for asthma or allergies, however, there are options for relief including over-the-counter and prescription medications, avoiding certain environmental triggers, inhalers, eye drops and other remedies.

Learn more about symptoms and potential relief for allergies and asthma by visiting the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s website.

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About Livingston County:

Founded in 1821, Livingston County, N.Y., is comprised of more than 61,000 residents in 17 towns located across 631 square miles of the Finger Lakes region. 


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