A tweet a day, make #allergy go away! Educational campaign on Twitter #tallergy

Here is my suggestion for an educational campaign on Twitter. It is called A tweet a day, make #allergy go away! #tallergy and here is how to do it:

1. Post one tweet a day, with a 140-character summary of one allergic disease plus a link. Post about a different allergic condition every day. Add a hashgtag to the condition, for example, #asthma #foodallergy, etc., and the campaign hashtag #tallergy (for "tweet allergy").

2. When many allergists around the world tweet this, the message will reach the general population and patients.

3. Feel free to use the link to my website AllergyGoAway, the NLM PubMed link, or your own website.

Here is the list of suggested tweets. You can edit, or add your own. Remember, one tweet about one allergic disease per weekday, with explanation. A tweet a day, make #allergy go away! #tallergy


Asthma causes airways to swell and narrow, leading to wheeze, shortness of breath, chest tightness, cough #tallergy http://goo.gl/JK8aFp

Asthma is the most common chronic lung disease, affecting up to 10% of adults and 30% of children #tallergy http://goo.gl/JK8aFp

Allergic rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis causes runny nose, congestion, sneezing, itchy eyes #tallergy http://goo.gl/sM6xKE

Allergic rhinitis occurs when you breathe in something you are allergic to: dust, animal dander, or pollen #tallergy http://goo.gl/sM6xKE

Allergic rhinitis affects between 20% and 40% of people #tallergy http://goo.gl/sM6xKE

Food allergy

Food allergy is adverse immune response (typically IgE-mediated) triggered by a specific food #tallergy http://goo.gl/1eOTXt

8 foods cause 90% of food allergies #tallergy http://goo.gl/1eOTXt

Food allergy affects between 3% and 8% of people #tallergy http://goo.gl/1eOTXt

Every 3 minutes a food allergy reaction sends a patient to the ER #tallergy http://goo.gl/1eOTXt

Atopic dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is a long-term (chronic) skin disorder that causes scaly, itchy rashes #tallergy http://goo.gl/HYw2C5

Atopic dermatitis affects 17% of people #tallergy http://goo.gl/HYw2C5

Urticaria (hives)

Hives are raised, itchy, red bumps (welts) on the surface of the skin #tallergy http://goo.gl/HovxaN

Urticaria affects up to 20% of people at some point in their lives #tallergy http://goo.gl/HovxaN


Angioedema is a swelling similar to hives, but swelling is under the skin instead of on surface #tallergy http://goo.gl/b2NcT2


EoE causes allergic inflammation of esophagus (tube that sends food from mouth to stomach) #tallergy http://goo.gl/I2NcN

Most common symptom of EoE in adults is difficulty, sometimes pain in swallowing solid foods #tallergy http://goo.gl/I2NcN

Drug allergy

Adverse drug reactions affect up to 10% of people #tallergy http://goo.gl/hQSRhW

Drug allergies are drug hypersensitivity reactions caused by the immune system #tallergy http://goo.gl/hQSRhW


Anaphylaxis is a severe, whole-body allergic reaction to an allergen #tallergy http://goo.gl/6n8IP0

Anaphylaxis happens quickly after allergen exposure, is severe, and involves the whole body #tallergy http://goo.gl/6n8IP0

Anaphylaxis affects between 1.5% and 5% of people #tallergy http://goo.gl/6n8IP0

Contact dermatitis

Contact dermatitis causes skin to become red, sore, or inflamed after direct contact with a substance #tallergy http://goo.gl/fRNjwC

There are two kinds of contact dermatitis: irritant and allergic #tallergy  http://goo.gl/fRNjwC

Contact dermatitis affects between 1.5% and 5% of people #tallergy http://goo.gl/fRNjwC


Immunodeficiency occurs when body's immune response is reduced or absent, leading to infections #tallergy http://goo.gl/akF2KC

More than 180 different primary immunodeficiencies have been described since 1950s #tallergy http://goo.gl/akF2KC

IgA deficiency is the most common primary immunodeficiency, affects 1 in 300 to 1 in 500 people #tallergy http://goo.gl/akF2KC

No comments:

Post a Comment

Blog Widget by LinkWithin