Noting that people with asthma and other respiratory diseases are more likely to suffer from complications from the coronavirus, asthma charity Open Airways has released an advisory urging people to be prepared.
An Open Airways spokesperson said, “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 defense.
- “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. To help you control your asthma, please contact Open Airways for a free consultation at your home, your office of by phone or email: Tracy Nash email@example.com 232-0262 or Liz Boden firstname.lastname@example.org.”