Coronavirus and asthma - should I stop using my inhalers?

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Coronavirus and asthma - should I stop using my inhalers?

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@missfulham1 Hello missfulham1, @Jontt44‍ is right, if you're having severe symptoms please don't hesitate to call 111. One of our members in France who is asthmatic was recently diagnosed with the coronavirus and he kindly shared his experience with us in a testimonial. In it he describes what the symptoms were like for him as an asthma patient, it may give you an idea of what to expect:

Coronavirus and Asthma: A Patient's Experience

Please keep us updated on how you are feeling! Wishing you all the best.

Take care,

Courtney

Coronavirus and asthma - should I stop using my inhalers?

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Hi all, 

Myself & my son aged 10 aren't high risk but if I talk a cold 50% of the time we end up with a chest infection on antibiotics & steroids. We have a blue & brown inhaler.

I am feeling anxious & off work with an asthma flare up. Due back to work soon. I work in the care industry & I'm worried about being put on the front line especially with my asthma. 

I feel like there's support for people at high risk but no support for people with Asthma at moderate risk! 

I want to protect my son. Any advice? Can anyone give advice, can I shield? Feeling anxious. 

Thanks Claire.

Coronavirus and asthma - should I stop using my inhalers?

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Hey I'm new here I have asthma since I was 11yrs old. I'm now 35yrs 

I Have got a cough sore throat and runny nose and migraine s and pain in my body abit tired n weak abit shortness of breath abit when I talk my eyes are swollen and over lapping my eyebrows over lapping my eye lids lids are swollen too n eyes are dry and sore skin is tight around my eyes it's horrible feeling they are watering too lol

Poppy47 

Thanks need advice I'm concerned about corona virus too 

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I have asthma too and like the above when I get a cold it goes straight to my chest and I have antibotics and steroids. I have Seretide 500 and salamol 100. I also have other underline health issues like high blood pressure that's under review and fibromyalgia. I am also not classed currently as being on the high risk list, I have been self isolating for 3 weeks awaiting for some form of update as my gp has said they are waiting on the ccg to inform them. I have to return to work on Wednesday as I have no proof that I need to isolate. Advice needed please as I am terrified of catching it.  

Coronavirus and asthma - should I stop using my inhalers?

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My monthly prescription was due for collection on Sat, got my Mucodyne (to help with my Bronchiecctus), got my Fexofenadine for my Hayfever (I have to take them all year round), got my Montelukast and Ventolin I hale but there seems to be a mass shortage of my Clenil Modulite inhaler due to manufacturing issues - is there any recommendations of an alternative - any as advice would be great although I will call my GP after the Easter break!  Our entire household are in the sheilding category, all 5 adults, inc hubby who has Carers in 4 times a day in full PPE!

Coronavirus and asthma - should I stop using my inhalers?

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@Angela59 I am on Fostair but have not received any communication. Perhaps it is for another reason. 

Coronavirus and asthma - should I stop using my inhalers?

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Hi I have  a pituitary tumour and chronic allergy asthma and copd from poor managed asthma over the years.  I take spivina and symbicort and rarely ventolin. But I take montelukast and amonophyllim . I read that montelukast can suppress the immune system so am trying to decide whether to carry in taking it . I take an antihistamine daily to reduce allergies. Since shielding I have been doing yoga breathing and. Guided meditation which has helped me to start breathing correctly. I have sleep apnea and wear a c pap machine at night.  

Coronavirus and asthma - should I stop using my inhalers?

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I am doing an asthma study taking albuterol sulphate if and when needed which I have been told has a steroid in it

also take simbicort 400 - should I be in the shielded group as my peak flow is around 240 - 280

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I’m taking Penoxal which is meant to be great in helping build the immune system ., I’m asthmatic also and end up on steroids n antibiotics when I get a cold ., I’m taking these every day to safe guard me , stay safe everyone xx

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@sama76 I have asthma on fostair, ventilin and montelukast and also have a partial lung collapse. My work at first told me to go home for the 12wks cause asthma was on the list, wasn’t sure about pay at that point but thought would be sick pay. Then government announced furlough so company started looking into that, however the list changed to severe asthma by that point so because I hadn’t had steroids the last year or been in hospital I didn’t fall into this now. My GP however still advised I should stay home because of my lungs as well however they not giving sick notes out as too busy, though they emailed a copy from my Medical file with my details and conditions as proof. My HR department said can’t accept this need NHS shielding letter or sick note which I cannot get. I have explained my situation on top of the fact of having no car I have to get two buses to get to work which is roughly two hours travel each way and high risk still being vulnerable as well as working in Care. I also have a school aged child at home with no help, you can be put on furlough for this too it’s on all the guideline but companies are really trying not too and no idea why cause it’s not out of their pockets. I’m not going back to work and Ive explained this to my boss it’s to risky, though means no pay or sick pay however but my life means more than a job that doesn’t care for you anyway.