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    Hi @BbL - we totally understand the concern you are feeling. Below are few things to consider that I hope will help: A recent journal article: COVID-19: Pandemic Contingency Planning for the Allergy and Immunology Clinic states that most asthma and allergy visits can be delayed or conducted by telehealth until the pandemic is over, except for patients with primary immunodeficiency, severe asthma, or are on venom immunotherapy. Feel free to share the article with your daughter's healthcare...
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    Hi @PJ_55 - thanks for your comment. As I shared with BbL, it is best to ask your doctor if skipping a dose is OK, or is there a chance your asthma may become uncontrolled. Right now, we all want to make sure our asthma is as well controlled as possible in case we do get sick. Asking if they have increased their protocols to protect staff and patients since your last visit may help you decide if you should go or skip this week. Please check out my response to BbL that links to a journal...
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    i’m 16 years old working as a cashier. I have mild asthma which is well controlled and have never been in icu or anything serious. there’s about 1,200 cases in my province and i live in the main city area. should i continue to go to work? they have put up plexiglass and provided masks and gloves but i feel it is not enough. i’ve only worked around 400 hours so i don’t qualify for EI and i don’t want to lose my job. i’m not sure if i qualify to take a leave of absence for 6 months and i’m not...
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    okay just a question but how do you all figure that people with asthma do not get shortness of breath? I know tons of people with it ,including myself and we all get shortness of breath! this is not a correct statement to say people with asthma seasonal allergies etc do not get short of breath , because we in fact do. honestly the symptoms of Covid-19 are so vague it is scary for people with lung issues because we have those symptoms often except for fever, and for me with lupus etc (and...
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    what bothers me also is that and that this chart said that we do not get shortness of breath with seasonal allergies and that is just not truth! I have been in an asthma group for ten years and I know several of the people and they all get shortness of breathe like I do with seasonal allergies.
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    More testing and measurements is needed as soon as possible. Some of us have severe "shortness of breath" inside public facilities like urgent care and Costco if we touch Clorox disinfecting wipes without gloves. Who is measuring VOC levels in NY VS CA. Look at COVID-19 Deaths in CA Vs NYC? #Cleanairmatters #MeasureVOCS/QACS
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    You are going to get people killed! Do not use a nebulizer. The only time you should use it is if you have asthma and you live alone. 1. It does not "fight it off" 2. A nebulizer makes the virus into an aerosol that now has extraordinarily bigger infecton radius. If you are not a pulmonologist do not give advice you will hurt people
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    Hi Zachary and welcome. Thank you for reiterating that asthma medicines are not protective in any way against the novel coronavirus that causes COVD-19. It is important for anyone with asthma to continue to take their medicine as directed to keep their asthma well controlled. We do recommend that inhalers be used at this time if possible, but some people may need to use a nebulizer for their medicine. We asked this question of our medical advisor and it is included in the blog:
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    actually they do give nebulizers to other people besides those who have asthma , people with COPD and Bronchitis often get them too. And you do not need to live alone to use one. he is not getting people killed. you are grossly over reacting. sometimes if people do not use one they will die of either a COPD flare or an asthma attack. You can use one at home as stated from a professional above as long as you are in your own space in the house alone or where there is a huge space that is well...
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    The use of nebulizers (specifically nebulizers) can increase the risk of infection of those around you if you are ill, because of aerosolization. Depending on who's around you, infection can be deadly. Continue to follow your normal asthma routine as doctors recommend, but if you fall ill and you use a nebulizer, make sure you know the risk to those around you and prepare yourselves accordingly. Many hospitals have stopped using nebulizers in COVID-19 patients for this reason. It may help...
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    Kathy P posted: Hello, I suggest you read this: Japan study shows inhaled corticosteroids is effective at inhibiting SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19) viral reproduction. They are NOT effective against MERS, influenza, and other retroviruses. https://www.biorxiv.org/conten...11.987016v1.full.pdf Japan and Korea are doing trials of Alvesco inhaler for treatment of mild COVID-19 respiratory issues. https://geneonline.news/en/202...o-to-fight-covid-19/
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    I have been on a weekly allergy immunotherapy since SEP2019, does that affect my immune system or does it suppress my immune system in any way that would make me susceptible to corona virus more than someone who has regular seasonal allergies?
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    I keep finding conflicting recommendations from places online about whether or not those with asthma or other breathing issues should wear a face covering. Normally, my asthma is mostly just set off by mold or the heat (or both, because mold is a real **** when it gets hot and humid outside), but since becoming pregnant, it's just been all around bad and hard to breathe in general. I try to minimize the amount I use my inhaler, but all of the disinfectants in use haven't been helping any,...
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    Hi Islandgirl, welcome to the AAFA forums! That is a great question, have you consulted with your dr about your concern? You can also submit your question to our "Ask The Allergist". Savail, you are correct, there is conflicting information on wearing masks. This is the latest recommendation from the CDC for people with asthma. Have you ever seen an allergist or pulmonologist?
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    Miss Melissa, no, I have not unless it was when I was a young child. I know I was diagnosed with sinus problems around threeish and that on more than one occasion, they told my mother I would always have breathing problems without some kind of surgery. I was 'prescribed' a variety of different generic OTC allergy/sinus meds from childhood all the way through high school. I didn't have issues with activity or sports at the time, and according to doctors had adjusted well, so really, the only...
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    Hi @savail - AAFA has reached out to the CDC to share concerns and questions about masks and face coverings. We will update our community as new information develops. During pregnancy, wimen can see their asthma symptoms get better, worse or stay the same. It's sounds like yours may have gotten worse. Have you checked bin with your doctor about your increased issues? They can best guide you to a treatment plan that will keep you and the baby safe and healthy. www.aafa.org/pregnancy
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    Hi Karim, I have cold induced, which can also be induced by a sharp change in temperature by 35 degrees in less than 24 hours,and I don't think ive gotten more than a 200 on my flow. I also haven't had to use my nebulizer in just over a year and spent most of my morning winters in the ER. My mothers friend is one of the head nurses for the covid situation here in New Jersey, I explained how I felt weeks ago to her the other day, she confirmed that I may have in fact had it. I did not however...
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    It seems from the information that I've read about COVID-19, the virus is highly unpredictable; symptoms and outcomes vary widely, depending on the strength of each individual's immune system, comorbidities, and age. Physicians and researchers are still uncovering many details of how the virus affects different patient populations, and they learn new information every day. They report that some with underlying conditions survive the virus, while many others die, which is why health experts...
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    Hi i am from Europe. And i have asthma for many years. I am very scared now because COVID19. I follow all instructions. I haven't been out of the apartment already 2 months. I live with my parents who are retired. Only my father went out for food once a week and always wore a mask. I have had a low temperature 37.2 for 14 days. It changes during the day. In the morning I don't have and in the evening increases to 37.2 when I fall asleep it is normal. I don't have other symptoms. What is...
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    Hi @Maja - it sounds like you're doing everything right. I'm sorry you have a fever. Calling your doctor and asking what you should do is recommended. Many of us are scared as well - sending hugs! Please let us know what your doctor says and keep us posted on how you are feeling. Lorene
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    Anthony Constantinou says, “We need to keep our preventer inhaler daily as prescribed. This will be helpful to cut risk of an asthma attack being triggered by coronavirus or any respiratory virus.”
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    People suffering from severe to moderate asthma are considered at high risk of getting infected from the coronavirus. The virus affects your respiratory tract, and most probably, it can trigger an asthma attack. There is also a possibility that the situation gets more critical and led to pneumonia and acute respiratory disease. Pharmaceutical companies are still working on the COVID19 mediation, and it will take a few months to be available in the market. So, the best way to avoid getting...
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    I have COVID-19 and asthma. I also have other health conditions and am over 65. I am not as ill as I expected (going on two weeks with it). I have to wonder of those of us on corticosteroids have some protection from the inflammation that is so deadly with COVID-19. I have to be on prednisone for adrenal insufficiency as well as well, so it's a bit different for me, but with the mortality rate for asthmatics with COVID-19 being below what would be expected, it gives me pause about this link.
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    @Wolfbane I am so sorry to hear you have COVID-19, but thank goodness you are not as ill as you could be. How are you feeling after 2 weeks, do you think you've turned the corner? Sending healing vibes your way! Lorene
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    Thank you. Still a bit of a struggle, but I am able to rest because my wife is taking up my slack, bless her heart. I do not think I've turned the corner because, after improving earlier in the week, I began to get more ill again as the week has evolved. I understand that this happens with his virus, so I'm just going to take as long as I need to recover.
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    Hello, I have asthma. Should asthma people wear masks? I have to go back to school soon and we all have to wear masks. Masks bother me, because it makes it hard to breath and starts to make me have an attack. I hope, I don’t have to even thought it is a lot of exposure. Thanks
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    My doctor recommended using an N95 mask with a cooling feature. I don't know how hard these are to get since most need to go to medical professionals, but we just happened to have some from a purchase for another purpose 10 months ago. They make breathing MUCH easier.
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    Hello @karim . I think maybe your question got lost in the spring. There are many updates since then. Take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions at the end of the blog above. Click them to open. Two especially for you: Are people with asthma at higher risk of catching the new coronavirus? (Updated 7/16/20) Are people with asthma at higher risk of more severe symptoms from COVID-19? (Updated 6/25/20) Hang in there! All the best.
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    You better buy a proper mask Exposure to CO2 can produce a variety of health effects. These may include headaches, dizziness, restlessness, a tingling or pins or needles feeling, difficulty breathing, sweating, tiredness, increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure, coma, asphyxia, and convulsions... ask for 2020 certification when seeking IAQ and surface Protection...
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    No one is regulating Indoor temp, humidity, PM 2.5, CO2, NO2 air quality levels.. Be careful make sure you obtain IAQ and Surface protection info from fellow asthma members or certified IAQ and Surface protection contractors.
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    I find I can do best in lightweight cloth masks like the 3 ply ones at Old Navy, with a mask brace underneath it to hold it off the face some, a stick-on metal nosepiece so it doesn't leak/fog glasses (they come in packs of 100 on Amazon for cheap), and avoid strenuous activity while wearing it, I usually only wear it inside and 6 foot distance both in and outside, AND if its for long periods, I found these fan necklaces that are quiet but blow air up on you to help reduce the heat/humidity...
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    My problem with the cloth masks is they all produce lint and I do not want to breathe in lint. I have tried washing and lint rolling them but can't get out all the lint. i tried a surgical mask type but it was not ASTM and even though it is paper, it also produces lint like fibers and I cannot wear it. Is there anywhere i can get true ASTM surgical masks? Any other suggestions?
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    I am unable to wear a mask due to my asthma! Some stores will not allow a person to shop if they don't wear a mask! They want to know why & if I say medical, they ask what my medical issue is and if I have proof of the medical issue! I politely tell them that is between me and my Dr. and is against the ADA & HIPPA! They don't care and say that it is the policy! I would like to know if anyone else has encountered this discrimination and how you handled it!
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    I understand your frustration. I can't wear any masks so far (still looking for something I can tolerate) You're right, we shouldn't have to carry around our diagnoses on our sleeve. I've given up on any expectation of privacy any more. I suppose the clerks are just trying to do their jobs and have something to tell their supervisors, and maybe feel as safe as possible themselves. They probably would accept a brief "asthma" and a display of an inhaler. Or you could try launching into a long...
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    As an essential worker who wears there mask all day here are some tips it’s important to practice wearing the mask before hand . Try it at home in AC . Take small breaks by yourself in a spot where you don’t have to wear a mask . Communicate with your employer and coworkers . Don’t just assume that it’s just you that might have a problem. Keep in mind that wearing masks all day may cause migraines like I get . So have a plan with that ready to go as well . Also try on the masks you plan to...
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