If you have moderate-to-severe asthma, you may be at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19. The virus could cause an asthma attack and possibly lead to pneumonia or acute respiratory disease. But there are steps you can take to protect yourself. These steps include:
- Keep your asthma under control by following your asthma action plan.
- Keep taking your medications as prescribed and don’t make any changes without talking to your healthcare provider first.
- Avoid your asthma triggers.
- Talk to your healthcare provider about creating an emergency supply of prescription medications, such as asthma inhalers. Make sure that you have 30 days of non-prescription medications in case you need to stay home for a long time.