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Top 5 to Manage Asthma During Current Pandemic

The theme for World Asthma Day 2020 is ‘Enough Asthma Deaths’. The best thing that a person with asthma can do to keep their asthma under control in the current pandemic is by following the top 5 on Asthma day.

  1. Continue your medications regularly to keep asthma under the best possible control so that if there is any exposure to an allergen or an infection, then your lungs are in a better position to deal with it. Look up for best inhaler techniques online about how to best clean, store and look after it.
  2. If you develop any symptoms like fever, cough, breathlessness, body aches, etc., inform your doctors early.
  3. Avoid exposure to asthma triggers including dust, smoke, pollen, etc.
  4. Strong emotions can induce asthma attacks. So, learn to cope with anxiety and stress in these days of uncertainties.
  5. Practice social distancing, good hand hygiene and follow other measures issued by the government.

Health experts have warned that infection with corona-virus can result in an asthma attack or other serious lung condition for asthmatics so they must continue with their preventive inhalers.

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