Asthma and COVID-19

April 9, 2020

COVID-19 may cause asthma attacks, lead to pneumonia, or cause acute respiratory disease in people with asthma.


COVID-19 is a respiratory disease, and people with asthma may be at a high risk of getting seriously ill if they catch it.


There is no cure for COVID-19. The best way to stay safe is to avoid getting ill by avoiding exposure to the virus, preparing, and following your Asthma Action Plan.


Stay away from crowds and people who are sick. Avoid non-essential travel, especially on airlines or cruise ships. If an outbreak is happening in your community, stay at home as much as you can. Wash your hands and disinfect high touch surfaces!


Stock up on groceries, household items, and over-the-counter medical supplies like tissues. Ask your doctor about getting extra necessary medications, or using mail-order for medications.


Take your medication exactly as prescribed. Talk with your doctor, pharmacist, and insurer about creating an emergency supply of medication. Know how to use your inhaler, and avoid your asthma triggers. Contact your healthcare provider if you have symptoms. 


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About the Author: Aaron Zych

Aaron Zych
Aaron Zych, MPH is the Project Management Coordinator for WISE Indiana. He also works heavily with the Connections IN Health team at Indiana CTSI. Aaron has played a major role in developing and maintaining the WISE Indiana COVID-19 Daily Digest and contributes heavily to the Connections IN Health County Engagement Project. His work drives his passion for data collection and data visualization.

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