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ACAAI Statement on Intranasal and Inhaled Corticosteroids during COVID-19

As spring allergy season sets in, allergy and asthma sufferers may be concerned that continuing their normal use of inhaled and intranasal corticosteroids may not be advisable during the pandemic. However, it is more important than ever for these patients to keep their symptoms well controlled.

The ACAAI has provided the following statement:

With the COVID-19 pandemic coinciding with the Spring allergy season, you may be concerned about using your intranasal corticosteroids for nasal allergies and your inhaled corticosteroids for your asthma. There is no data that continuing these allergy and asthma medications will have any effect on increasing your risk of getting the COVID-19 infection or if you get the infection, lead to a worse outcome. It is important to control your allergy and asthma symptoms as they may lead to misdiagnosis of COVID-19 as there are some overlap of symptoms. 
If you have questions about your allergy and asthma medications, please contact your allergist or asthma specialist.

COVID-19 and Nebulized Therapies

Attention: Midwest Allergy asthma patients

Recent data indicates that COVID-19 can persist in droplets in the air for 1 to 2 hours after nebulized therapies.  We are recommending that patients minimize use of nebulized therapies if possible.  If nebulized therapies are necessary, we recommend administering in a location that minimizes exposure to other household members.  We will continue to monitor this situation and update our patients as new information becomes available.   Please don’t hesitate to call with questions.

Additional information is available through the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology.

EpiPen Information

In the event of a severe allergic reaction, an EpiPen® can be the difference between life and death. Knowing how to use one properly is crucial to turning the tide. You can find additional information on how to correctly use an EpiPen, on their website.

To receive expert care for your allergies, contact Midwest Allergy and Asthma Clinic. More information on their skilled doctors is available on their website. Call (402) 397-7400 to schedule an intake appointment. The clinic can also be found on Facebook.