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Allergy & Asthma Support Groups

Several studies have shown the growing popularity of Internet medical support groups, particularly groups catering to chronic health problems. The easy development of website forums and discussion platforms as well as pages and groups on Facebook has created a large number of online support groups and communities.

Although it is easy to find support groups on the internet, it is difficult to find a good one. Consider the medical source and resources behind any support group. Who sponsors the website? Is it a pharmaceutical company, a medical marketer? Know who is behind the supplied answers. And remember – any information gleaned from a support group should be passed by your personal healthcare provider before making any changes to your healthcare plan.

Without endorsing any single online support community – here is a very short list of allergy and asthma online support groups

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

Kids with Food Allergies Foundation

WebMD Asthma Community

WebMD Allergy Community

Before exchanging medical information online remember:

  • Personal data, medical history, and content supplied to an online community is not secure or private. Indexing of web content will make your posts and information available in search engine searches. Deleting a post will not remove it from the web.
  • Information contained on any online source does not constitute medical advice
  • Online QnA’s does not take the place of a medical consultation with your healthcare provider
  • Scouring online sources is not “medical research” do not adjust any physician prescribed treatment plan without consulting your doctor.