NHS Releases New Official Guidelines For People With Coronavirus Asthma


It is a disease that affects more than five million Britons in the UK, and now the NHS has released new official guidelines for people with coronavirus asthma.

The guideline has been published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which provides guidance to the NHS.

NICE explained: “The aim of this directive is to maximize the safety of adults and children suffering from severe asthma during the COVID-19 pandemic, while protecting staff from infection. It will also enable departments to make the best use of NHS resources. “

The Severe Asthma Directive advises people to continue taking their treatment as prescribed.

NICE also advises asthma patients to go to all essential appointments on their own, to minimize the risk of infection.

Asthma UK advised patients to take certain measures if they catch coronavirus
Asthma UK advised patients to take certain measures if they catch coronavirus

Meanwhile, the directive also provides recommendations on the equipment people can use to treat their asthma.

NICE said, “The guideline recommends that patients should be asked to regularly clean equipment such as face masks and mouthpieces, and that they should not share their inhalers and devices with anyone else. “

The new guidelines arrive shortly after Asthma UK has presented a series of useful tips for those affected by the coronavirus.

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The London-based charity advises anyone with asthma and symptoms of Covid-19 – a new, continuous cough and fever – to do the following:

– Stay at home for seven days if you live alone or 14 days if you live with others. All members of your household must stay in the house for 14 days.

– You don’t need to call 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

– If your COVID-19 symptoms do not go away after 7 days, get worse, or if you have difficulty breathing, call 111 for advice or 999 if you need emergency care. Let them know you have asthma and your asthma symptoms are getting worse.


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– If you have an asthma cough and do not know if your cough is a symptom of COVID-19 or related to your asthma, talk to your general practitioner, use the 111 online service or call 111 for make sure you get the right care.

– Continue to follow your asthma action plan to manage your asthma so you know what to do if your asthma symptoms get worse.

– If you have an asthma attack, call 999 for an ambulance as usual and tell them you have symptoms of COVID-19.

– Continue to take all of your usual asthma medications as usual.


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