A member asked:

I have been having asthma symptoms, recently on and off , experiencing chest tightness and shortness of breath iv had this before with my asthma, during these symptoms my peak flow is still normal , should i be worried about corona virus ?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Consistent treatment: Asthma management relies on symptoms and peak flow. If either are off, you should continue consistent treatment. Because you are experiencing symptoms in breathing, use your inhaler regularly- not on and off. Ignore the PF for now if the information is contradicting what you feel. As a person with underlying Asthma, take special precautions to avoid Covid. Isolate, sanitize and eat healthy.

Answered 1/30/2021


Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Change in Sx's?: If you have change in symptoms, that is of concern. Consider a telemedicine consult with your doctor if in doubt. For new onset confusion, difficulty breathing or blue face or lips - get emergency care.

Answered 5/23/2020



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