May 2024 – Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month

More than 100 million people in the United States have asthma and/or allergies. Some people may have more than one of these conditions.

  • More than 27 million people in the U.S. have asthma (more than 22 million adults and 4.5 million children).
  • About 20 million people in the U.S. have food allergies (16 million adults and 4 million children).
  • About 81 million people in the U.S. have rhinitis due to nasal allergies, also called “hay fever” (67 million adults and 114 million children).
  • There is no cure for asthma or allergies.

These numbers paint a picture of how many people in the U.S. are managing asthma and allergies. But they don’t paint a picture of the overall impact these diseases have on people, their caregivers, and communities.

To learn more about asthma and allergies and get involved in your community, click here.


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