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    Coronavirus and Asthma (hayfever)

    Hi all,

    Very quick question - wondering if anyone could give me a bit of insight or if anyone has any experience of asthma with hayfever.

    In 2018 I had quite bad hayfever symptoms and I was given an blue inhaler to relieve my symptoms. I was quite wheezy and breathless. I used it for about a week and then the symptoms disappeared.

    Since then I havenít had to use an inhaler but Iím not wondering if this classes me as an asthmatic? I Know people with asthma are more at risk of complications with coronavirus so just wondering if anyone has experience with asthma.

    Thank you!

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    Re: Coronavirus and Asthma (hayfever)

    Who gave you the inhaler? Hayfever alone can cause significant breathing issues if you're full of mucus.

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    Re: Coronavirus and Asthma (hayfever)

    At the time time inhaler was given to me by a GP. She has since left but she never confirmed if it was because Iím asthmatic or just to help with symptoms at the time. If that makes sense...

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    Re: Coronavirus and Asthma (hayfever)

    Yes I think that's what you need to try and figure out. I'm no asthma expert, but it seems odd that asthma would be SO seasonal.

    I think for now it would be best to assume you're still high risk (although you may well not be!) until you can get confirmation from a GP.

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    Re: Coronavirus and Asthma (hayfever)

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    Re: Coronavirus and Asthma (hayfever)

    Thank you ankietyjoe - Really appreciate your advice. Yes I find it odd too. Back when I was given the inhaler I was really bad and had to use the inhaler for a couple weeks. Since then nothing, havenít need to use it at all. I will call my GP tomorrow and find out. Thanks!

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    Re: Coronavirus and Asthma (hayfever)

    My asthma is much worse when my allergies kick in, but allergies also make my husbands breathing much worse too and heís definitely not asthmatic, often inhalers can be prescribed just to aid in current symptoms. I would get clarification but I wouldnít assume it means you are asthmatic at all.

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    Re: Coronavirus and Asthma (hayfever)

    Hi Midnight-mouse, thank you so much for your reply and giving me a bit more clarification. Thatís what I was unsure about but itís good to know that an inhaler could just be given to aid with hayfever symptoms. Thank you! I will double check with my GP tomorrow. Issue is because I havenít had to use them in so long that my inhaler is probably out of date, so given the situation with this virus - wanted to make sure. Thank you though!

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    Re: Coronavirus and Asthma (hayfever)

    It's as Mouse says. I've know a couple of people who are prescribed Reliever (The blue one most know of) to help them breath due to other conditions.

    If you had asthma you would likely be on a Preventer which keeps asthma in check. The Reliever is to rapidly open the airways when you are having problems breathing.

    Check with your GP but it's very unlikely. They would have tested you for asthma to confirm it e.g. spirometry test.
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    Re: Coronavirus and Asthma (hayfever)

    MyNameIsTerry, thank you! Yes she did give me the blue inhaler to help at the time as I was wheezing due to the pollen. No other tests were done nor was I given any other inhalers.

    Thank you for your input though - what you say, makes sense.

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