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Basic Protective Measures Against COVID-19

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People with asthma were identified as being at higher risk from the coronavirus. Given that asthma is a lung disease and the coronavirus targets the lungs. It made sense that they are considered at higher risk because asthma is from other respiratory illnesses. Here’s what you can do if you are one of those who have asthma;

Prepare for Coronavirus Disease 

  • During a coronavirus outbreak in your community, as much as possible stay at home to lessen your risk of being exposed 
  • If you are going out in a public setting, wear your face mask
  • Habitually, wash your hands for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid non-essential air travel
  • If someone is sick in your home, it is recommended that they will stay far from the rest of the household to lessen the spread of the virus in your home
  • Ensure that you have your medicine supply for at least 30 days
  • Avoid close contact and stay at least 6 feet from other people 
  • Keep away from others when out in public and avoid crowds 

Follow your Asthma Action Plan

  • Avoid your asthma triggers
  • Keep your asthma under control by following your asthma action plan
  • You should not adjust your asthma treatment or stop any medications without consulting your healthcare provider 
  • Continue with your current medications 
  • As the cases of the coronavirus are continuously rising, take action to combat the spread of the disease. Although it’s natural for some people to be stressed tough emotions could initiate an asthma attack 
  • Take steps to help yourself to cope with anxiety and stress 

Any disinfectant might trigger an asthma attack. You can follow these recommendations to lessen your chance of an asthma attack while disinfecting:

If You Have Asthma

  • Stay in another room when disinfectants are being used and right after their use
  • Ask an adult without asthma to disinfect surfaces and objects for you
  • Use only the cleaning products you should use. Some objects and surfaces that are seldom touched might need to be cleaned only with water and soap
  • Make a list of the healthcare facilities near you that provides nebulizer or asthma treatments 

The Person Disinfecting And Cleaning Should

  • Choose disinfectants that usually do not cause asthma attacks for instance products with ethanol or hydrogen peroxide. You should not use products that do not contain peracetic acid
  • Limit the use of chemicals that triggers asthma attacks and do not use them in enclosed spaces 

Use Products Safely And Correctly 

  • Wear skin protection like gloves and use eye protection to protect yourself against splashes
  • Always read and follow the instructions on the product label to make sure you are using it effectively and safely
  • Make sure there is sufficient airflow
  • Use only the recommended amount on the label
  • For dilution, use water at room temperature unless it is stated the other way around on the label 

Keep Products Correctly And Safely  

  • Label diluted cleaning solutions
  • Store and use chemicals away from the reach of children and pets