Allergy Support and Resources

If you or a loved one has an allergy, there are great resources out there to help. These organizations help people living with allergies and those who want to learn more about them.

Allergic Living magazine

Allergic Living magazine was a print magazine that is now only available online. Its focus is for readers living with food allergies, asthma, and environmental allergies. The website has sections for food allergy, other allergies, personal essays, advice columns, recipes, and other resources.1

Allergy & Asthma Network

The Allergy & Asthma Network (AAN) is a nonprofit for people living with allergies. The network's site includes basic information, guidelines for allergy management, and patient resources.2

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology

The American Academy of Allergy Asthma, & Immunology (AAAAI) is a professional medical association. It provides information on food allergies, including symptoms, diagnosis, and management. The AAAAI website also has allergy-free recipes, event planning, information about eating in restaurants, and better living with food allergies.3

American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology

The American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (ACAAI) is a professional medical association for allergists and other health professionals. It provides reliable information about allergies and asthma, including symptoms, triggers, diagnosis, and management. It also hosts a database of allergists so you can find a doctor near you.4

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is a great resource to learn more about all kinds of allergies, as well as asthma. The AAFA website covers key issues, new research, advocacy, and more. There are also links to local in-person support groups.5

Food Allergy Research & Education

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) raises money for food allergy research. It also provides information and resources about food allergies. The organization provides education and hosts advocacy events. Its goal is to empower people with food allergies to take control of their health. The FARE website has sections on basic information about food allergies, current research, new treatments, and many other resources. FARE also sponsors the Teal Pumpkin project, which encourages people to offer optional non-food Halloween treats to kids.6

Food Equality Initiative

Living with food allergies can be expensive. The Food Equality Initiative (FEI) works to increase access to allergy-free and gluten-free foods to those who cannot afford them. About 21 percent of children with food allergies also experience food insecurity. This means regularly not having enough safe food. FEI provides food to families in need, educates people about nutritional gaps that happen due to food allergies and how to get adequate nutrition. FEI also advocates for people who need extra help navigating government assistance programs.7

Kids With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies is a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Raising children with food allergies is not easy, and this group provides information about food allergy and anaphylaxis. The organization also provides everyday support for caregivers, community education, recipes, information about food substitutions, and advocacy. Kids With Food Allergies offers free webinars, videos, and news about the latest research and treatments.8

Spina Bifida Association

The Spina Bifida Association (SBA) has information about latex allergy that can be helpful for those living with spina bifida. There are also resources on the website for finding a local chapter of SBA, connecting online with others living with spina bifida, and virtual support groups.9

World Allergy Organization

The World Allergy Organization (WAO) provides information on allergies, asthma, and related conditions on its website. There are resources, links to allergy organizations, research articles, and information about World Allergy Week.10

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Written by: Jaime R. Herndon | Last Reviewed: March 2022