ASTHMA, HEALTH

What Should People With Asthma Do During Pandemic?

What Should People With Asthma Do During Pandemic?

Prepare for COVID-19

People with moderate to severe asthma may be at higher risk of developing sickness associated with the coronavirus disease. The novel coronavirus can affect your entire respiratory tract, including your nose, throat, and lungs, causing an asthma attack. This could lead to pneumonia and acute respiratory disease. Currently, there is no vaccine available for COVID 19 patients. The best way is to prevent the infection is to avoid being exposed to the life-threatening virus that causes COVID 19 and associated serious complications. Follow these guidelines to prevent the exposure to this deadly pandemic:

  • Keep a 30-day supply of your asthma medications, make sure you timely fill up your prescription you that you won’t run out of the stock during the pandemic.
  • Take every possible precaution to avoid exposure to the virus. This may include washing your hands, avoiding close contact, and maintaining a distance of at least six feet from another person.
  • Wear masks whenever you step out or around a bunch of people who do not live in your household.
    Avoid crowded areas when you out in public.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer that contains 60% of alcohol.

The bottom line

In this current pandemic situation, people with asthma should keep doing what they all have been doing, and 1e continue taking their controller medication and inform their health care experts of any worsening of asthma symptoms. And last but not least, remember to practice physical distancing, wash your hands, and wear masks whenever step out.