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A 54-year-old male asked:

Should you discontinue use of asthma inhalers containing steroids such as symbicort or pro air with the outbreak of covid 19? i have read that steroids can possibly make things worse. thank you.

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
No: Please adhere to your asthma plan. The inhaled form of steroids used for asthma will not increase your chances of acquiring viral illness, but uncontrolled asthma may worsen your overall respiratory health, increase inflammation in the lung and make you more prone to having an asthma attack. Avoid smoke, dust, pollen and animal dander. A HealthTap consultation may be performed online.

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