Asthma in Michigan
Coronavirus Information for People With Asthma
Information from the CDC
As we all return to work, school and public places, face coverings and masks have become essential tools in our fight against COVID-19. Wearing a face covering raises many questions for people with asthma and the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America answers these questions.
AAFA's COVID-19 and Asthma Toolkit for Schools is designed as a supplement to (not replacement for) current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and school district guidelines. It includes checklists for school nurses and other staff, a respiratory symptoms chart (in English and Spanish) to differentiate between allergy, cold, flu and COVID-19 symptoms and much more!
The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) has issued a statement to address concerns over whether patients should continue routine medications, including inhaled and intranasal corticosteroids during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
An American Thoracic Society-led international task force has released a guidance document to help clinicians manage COVID-19 patients in the face of minimal empirical evidence to guide treatment.
A fact sheet by the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors that includes general information about COVID-19 and specific self-management tips for people with asthma.
Asthma is a serious life-long disease of the lungs that is caused by swelling (inflammation) in the airways. There is no cure for asthma, but it can be prevented and controlled with proper care. People with asthma can live normal, active lives. You can't outgrow asthma, though some people will stop having asthma symptoms as often as in the past. It may seem like they have outgrown it, but it isn't gone, it just isn't active, and could come back at any time.
Visit the Michigan Asthma Interventions page to learn how the MDHHS Asthma Program is helping people with asthma and the health professionals who care for them.