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Coronavirus (COVID-19) health advice for people with asthma

The coronavirus outbreak is a rapidly developing situation and the most up-to-date information for people in the UK can be found on the NHS website.

You might be wondering what coronavirus means for you, or your child if they have asthma.

When people with asthma get respiratory infections, it can set off their asthma symptoms. 

To reduce your risk of asthma symptoms, the best action you can take is to follow these simple asthma management steps:

  • Keep taking your preventer inhaler daily as prescribed. This will help cut your risk of an asthma attack being triggered by any respiratory virus, including coronavirus.
  • Carry your blue reliever inhaler with you every day, in case you feel your asthma symptoms flaring up.
  • Download and use an asthma action plan to help you recognise and manage asthma symptoms when they come on.
  • If you come down with flu, a cold, or any other respiratory infection, follow these tips for looking after your asthma when you’re not well.

Please click here for further advice from Asthma UK.