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What does Coronavirus mean for someone with Asthma?
We know respiratory infections can trigger asthma symptoms, and we know people with asthma and other respiratory diseases are more likely to suffer from serious complications from the virus.
• Take your PREVENTER INHALER EVERY DAY as prescribed – Well-controlled asthma is your best defence!
• Always carry your emergency/relief inhalers with you.
• Ensure you have SPARE INHALERS (in case you have to have to self-quarantine).
REMEMBER - follow recommended guidance for preventing flu or coronavirus
• Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol hand sanitiser
• Cough/sneeze into your elbow or tissue and dispose immediately
• Avoid contact with people with respiratory symptoms.
If your asthma is getting worse please contact your local GP.
Well-controlled asthma is your best defence!!
Use your PREVENTER every day!
Did you know....your preventer inhaler takes 2 weeks to be effective? If you are NOT taking yours every day, start TODAY ....don't wait until you have the virus.
PREVENTION is the KEY!
Well-controlled asthma is your best defence!
(Preventer inhalers - Flixotide, Beclomethasone, Symbicort, Seretide, Dulera, Qvar)
"BE WELL-PREPARED and WELL-CONTROLLED" - Tracy's advice in a ZBM interview regarding people who have asthma in light of the coronavirus.
ZBM news aired this evening - Interview begins at: 27.05