It is important for those with asthma to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves from COVID-19. These precautions include the following:

  • Controlling Your Condition: It is hard for your body to fight COVID-19 if it is not in the best health possible. This is why it is important that your asthma is under control. If your asthma is already not controlled, your symptoms can get a lot worse. When experiencing any symptoms (wheezing, short of breath, coughing) it is important to visit with your physician. They will be able to provide you with a treatment plan to keep you in the best health possible. Meeting with your physician will also verify that you are on the right medications.
  • Continue Your Medicines: It is important to be in the best health possible when taking precautions against COVID-19. Now is not the best time to stop taking medicines to see how you’re doing. Make sure to consult you physician about stopping medications and whether it is the right time to do so.
  • Get Tested: If experiencing symptoms of asthma that you have not dealt with before, especially if you have a fever, get tested for COVID-19. It is possible that you have contracted the virus and it is making your asthma symptoms worse.
  • Follow CDC Recommendations: It is important to follow the guidelines recommended by the CDC. Make sure to socially distance, wear a mask, and wash your hands frequently.

The Bottom Line:

The best thing you can do when taking precautions is to simply be prepared in the fight against COVID-19, and understand your asthma and how it affects you. If you need assistance in understanding your asthma, getting on the right medications, or if you are not sure if you have asthma, you can schedule an appointment with one of the allergists at National Allergy & ENT. To schedule an appointment please call (843) 797-8162 or schedule online.