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Welcome to Allergy Advocacy

Welcome to the Allergy Advocacy Association website.  We are here to help better serve any individuals concerned with issues relating to allergies and anaphylaxis.

Scoutmaster Survives Life-Threatening Hornet Sting

Seneca Waterways Council logo

The Allergy Advocacy Association is very proud to have played a part in saving the life of a local man serving as a volunteer scoutmaster at a Boy Scout camp. We hope to expand our donation of EpiPens program in the coming year...

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Allergies come in all shapes and sizes ...

Just like allergy sufferers. And they are on the rise. For many people allergies can range from sniffling and sneezing to skin rashes to gastrointestinal issues. A certain percentage, however, have more than these uncomfortable symptoms to deal with. Anaphylaxis, a serious life-threatening reaction, causes approximately 1,500 deaths a year in the United States alone. Clearly, allergies are nothing to sneeze at!

Articles for Advocacy

Syringe & Vial or Epi-Pen®?

epinephrine syringe and EpiPen images
(L) Photo by Carlos Ortiz D&C Staff Photographer
(R) Photo by Greg Friese @ Flickr

With the skyrocketing price of EpiPens® along with employers continuing to offer only high deductible health plans, alternatives such as a syringe and vial have been suggested. The Allergy Advocacy Association decided to conduct an informal survey of four allergists from the Rochester, NY area and four consumers from the Buffalo/Brooklyn/Chappaqua areas regarding this alternative. The results show they all shared similar concerns.

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Consumers Seeking Alternatives to Epi-Pen®

EpiPen 2-pack
Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press

As the outrage over the price of EpiPens continues, Patricia Sabatini offers some practical alternatives such as buying them in Canada or trying a generic version of the former Adrenaclick brand. She also discusses alternatives to avoid such as going online or using a syringe and vial. Hopefully a new, lower priced generic version of the current EpiPen® will be available soon.

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Milk Allergy at School

Kids at School Lunch Table

If your child has a milk allergy, here are some very practical tips for helping them to be safe at school. The main message is to get teachers, other parents, your child’s friends and the school nurse involved, and plan strategies ahead of time so your child doesn’t feel left out when it comes time for pizza and ice cream celebrations.

Read the article here.

 

 

Upcoming Events

Sep. 17, 2016 - FACTS SUPPORT GROUP MEETING

FACTS support group meeting
Food Allergies Coping Teaching Supporting
31 West Church Street
Fairport, NY 14450
Saturday, September 17, 2016, 10 am – 12noon

Sep. 19, 2016 - GREATER BUFFALO FOOD ALLERGY ALLIANCE

GBFAA support group meeting
Cleveland Hill Fire Hall
440 Cleveland Dr.
Buffalo, NY 14225
Monday, September 19, 7 - 9pm

Sep. 24, 2016 - NYS SEN. JOE ROBACH WOMEN’S HEALTH FAIR

NYS Senator Joe Robach's 9th Annual Women's Heath Fair
The Mall at Greece Ridge
271 Greece Ridge Center Drive
Rochester, NY 14626
Saturday, September 24, 10am-1pm

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