Asthma Advice

This is good advice for anyone with Asthma. It came from a respiratory nurse specialist who also has brittle Asthma.

This is what is recommended as we face a huge rise in cases of Covid-19 and community transmission.

Even though you may have mild asthma and didn’t usually take your preventer – start now. Also start taking a daily antihistamine like loratadine or cetirizine.

Asthma UK also suggest that you – Carry your blue reliever inhaler with you every day, in case you feel your asthma symptoms flaring up.

Minimise exposure – if you do wear a mask of scarf wrapped round you. Put vicks at the entrance of your nose. Stay away from people. Hand wash/ sanitise regularly. Every time you drink and eat wash your hands before hand.

If you can – stay in doors. Although walk in the daylight (uv light) helps as long as you are not with lots of people.

If your asthma is getting worse and there is a risk you might have coronavirus, contact the online NHS 111 coronavirus service.