Asthma sufferers are accustomed to living with the threat of an attack but the current Coronavirus outbreak compounds the fear. So what can you do?
Yes, you are prime candidate to avoid infection so you do need to make the most of family and friends to do your shopping and very importantly, make sure you have your inhaler and any other medication on hand if you need it. Make the most of social media. It is often viewed as a source of abuse but right now it can help you stay in touch with the world and the people you care about.
Avoid it – it will only make an attack more likely so turn isolation into a pleasure with an ample supply of box sets, CDs, novels and what ever else rocks your boat.
Might even be a good time to try yoga or some serious beauty therapy in your own home.
Yes, they do exist. Bio-Life make allergy preventatives that can help reduce the dustmite, pet, pollen or mould in your home that causes rhinits, asthma, eczema and hives. AirCleanse and HomeCleanse are especially recommended for all asthma sufferers. PetalCleanse, the pet cleanser will ensure that the levels of pet allergens in the home are maintained at a tolerable level.
So far the pollen count has remained relatively low bu shortly this will change. Avoid going out at Midday and between 5pm and 6 pm in the evening when the pollen count is at its highest. Use AirCleanse twice daily to reduce the pollen in the house and of course, last thing at night before you go to sleep.
MediCleanse Nasal rinse with Xyltiol is especially recommended to hayfever, rhinitis, asthma and COPD sufferers. Xylitol is unique in that it prevents the allergens, viruses and bacteria from adhering to your nasal mucosa and thus infecting you.
Most readily available hand gels are based on alcohol which can be very drying on the skin. MediCleanse Hand Sanitiser is based on Leleshwa, a powerful anti-viral and anti-bacterial essential oil harvested in Kenya, The formulation soothes and moisturises the skin as well as preventing infection.
Does this affect allergy sufferers? Yes, it does. Some foods contain and stimulate the production of histamine which precipitates running nose, wheezing an asthma attacks. Foods high in histamine include pickled or canned foods, mature cheeses, smoked meat, shellfish, beans and pulses, nuts and chocolates. A glass of wine won’t do you any harm but a BOTTLE is definitely not to be recommended.
Bio-Life run a Helpline from 8am to 8pm, 7 days per week. If you are really worried or need help and advice, we will always be happy to talk to you and give you information on whatever concerns you. Incidentally, our helpline is manned by people and not by answer phone so you will get a personal consultation not some pre-prepared message.