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Asthma Health Q&A: Management, New Guidelines, and COVID-19 Vaccines (Twitter Chat)

 

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) hosted a Twitter chat on asthma health on May 3, 2021. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) and David Stukus, MD, associate professor and Director of the Food Allergy Treatment Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, joined us to answer common questions about managing asthma, asthma treatment guidelines, and COVID-19 vaccines.

Below are some highlights from the chat. To see more, search for the hashtag #AsthmaHealth on Twitter.

1. What are some of the most common asthma symptoms?





2. What are different types of asthma and how do they vary?







3. What are the most common spring/summer asthma triggers?









4. The 2020 asthma guidelines recommend using daily controllers with formoterol as quick-relief (rescue) treatment for some people with asthma. What does this mean?





5. Are people with asthma at increased risk to contract COVID or have severe illness from it?







6. Are COVID vaccines safe for people with asthma or allergies?









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