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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.

WHAT’S THE RISK?

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

STAYING HEALTHY

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.

AVOID EXPOSURE

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!

PREPARE

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.

KNOW YOUR ASTHMA ACTION PLAN 

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 a Clinical Research Specialist at Indiana CTSI. His background is in epidemiology and he works primarily with the WISE Indiana and Connections IN Health teams 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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