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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:27 am 

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For over 7 million children with asthma, and 13 million with food allergy or other severe allergies, going to school is a daily risk affecting how well they can – or can't – manage their diseases. Now for the fourth year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has released its annual report assessing all 50 states and the District of Columbia on their leadership and progress on school-based policies that address student asthma and allergy health in more than 100,000 elementary, middle and high schools across the U.S. ... 15098.html


PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:57 pm 

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One major positive finding in the report was that almost every state has a law allowing students to carry and self-administer epinephrine auto-injectors for allergic emergencies. The difference is significant from a decade ago, when many states prohibited such access and few allowed it. Wisconsin and New York have not yet passed the law enabling access and are considering it in their legislatures.

Now that student self-use of epinephrine has near nationwide acceptance, other access issues have emerged. Surprisingly, according to the AAFA, states do not regulate emergency services consistently. In some states, emergency medical technicians might not have access to epinephrine, might not be permitted to administer the medication, or might be permitted only to assist administering a patient's own epinephrine auto-injector device.

"This is a definite area of concern since school personnel rely on 911 services in these types of emergencies," Collins said.

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dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy

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