A 24-year-old male asked:

What's the worst case scenario of a 24 year old with mild asthma who was double vaccinated in september getting omicron? might i get the long term effects of shortened breathing when exercising?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
"Worst case scenario"? Some people with omicron get seriously ill, rarely even life threatening, but extremely rarely. The risk of long term serious outcomes on your lung function isn't known, but this probably also is rare in vaccinated persons. Although I'm not aware of standards in your country, probably you qualify for and should have a third dose of vaccine.
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
As with other respiratory viruses, there may be an associated asthma exacerbation. There is a variable course, but mild asthmatics tend to recover well. Follow asthma action plan, avoid smoke, allergens and receive a booster. Use a mask and social distancing.
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Last updated Jan 18, 2022


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