COVID-19 Information. Please stay at home and Social Distance
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There is concern that Asthmatics may have worse outcomes due to Covid-19
There is also concern that the use of corticosteroids may cause more severe symptoms due to Covid-19
At this time we recommend that asthmatics continue on current medications and dose.
Oral or injected corticosteroids such as prednisone/prednisolone should be held for significant exacerbations if possible.
Biologics such as Xolair, Fasenra, Nucala and Dupixent should be continued.
Intranasal corticosteroids such as Flucticasone (Flonase) Mometasone (Nasonex) etc. can be discontinued and substituted with other medication.
Allergy or Covid-19
Is It Coronavirus or Allergies?
The main warning signs of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, are
Sometimes, it also causes cold-like symptoms like a runny nose or a sore throat.
During allergy season, it may be hard to tell the difference between COVID-19 and allergies.
Common signs of allergies include:
Dry, tickly cough
Itchy or watery eyes
Signs of COVID-19 include:
Very sore throat
Fatigue that comes on quickly
Rashes like hives or unusual spots between your toes.
If you have any of these, especially a fever, call the COVID hotline at 1 (866) 779-6121
If you get allergies every year, watch for symptoms that are different from what you’ve had before.
Severe allergies can make you can feel tightness in your chest and shortness of breath, especially if you have asthma, too. But these can also be serious symptoms of COVID-19. If you aren’t sure or if you haven’t been diagnosed with asthma, call your doctor or 911 right away.
The new coronavirus doesn’t cause sneezing. But if you do sneeze, it’s important to cover your nose and mouth with a tissue to keep the virus from spreading. Wash your hands right away.
Only about 1% to 3% of people with COVID-19 will have pinkeye. Call your doctor if you have red eyes with other COVID-19 symptoms.
When social distancing or stay-at-home rules are in effect, always follow the COVID-19 safety steps recommended by public health officials:
Wash your hands often.
Visit public places like stores only when you have to, especially if you’re in an area with lots of cases.
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