Tips for asthma sufferers during coronavirus


Remember to follow the rules that your doctor gives you to be safe at all the time. Picture credit: Creative Commons.

Maynor Chinchilla

Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has scared not just hundreds but the billions of people who live on the planet. A lot of memes have been made to hide the fear that we have about it. Other people say that they are not scared because they are young but this is not the truth. Governments across the world have declared a war against this virus. There are thousands of groups that are in danger. 

One of those groups is the people who suffer from asthma. For those who don’t know what asthma is, asthma is a “respiratory condition marked by spasms in the bronchi of the lungs, causing difficulty in breathing. It usually results from an allergic reaction or other forms of hypersensitivity,” according to Google Dictionary. Sadly a lot of those who suffer from asthma are kids. These kids can get really hurt. Readers may ask how I know this since I am not a doctor. Well, I suffer from it. The fact of turning on the TV and seeing what is happening gives people at high risk for the virus the feeling of insecurity and fear. Going to the store can be something that causes anxiety and which can cause an asthma attack. 

This article is to tell people that don’t want to follow the rules because they have a very good immune system to follow them, because there are many people that can get hurt. This is not just about how safe you are. You also need to make others safe. Please stay home and if you go outside try to have less contact with everyone outside.

When I went to the store and I saw someone coughing, I felt that my life was in danger at that moment. I was so stressed thinking about that person that I almost had an asthma attack at the store, which is really bad because an asthma attack takes all the oxygen out of your body and makes it hard to get it back into your body. I got sick with a common cold a few days ago and I could not sleep because I thought that I was in danger. My life changed from being happy to being scared all the time and I know that there are very many people that suffer from asthma and feel the same way I feel. To those who don’t suffer any medical condition and are not scared to go out, I just want to tell you that you are not just risking your life you are also risking the life of lots of other people who have medical conditions that make it easier for them to suffer from the consequences from COVID-19. 

Please stay home and think about the other people that can get hurt by this virus. My tip for those who suffer from asthma is to stay home and enjoy life because even though everything seems really bad there are a lot of things to be happy for. Enjoy time with those who love you. Try to not touch your face in public. Wash your hands after coming from outside. Also, don’t be scared to talk to someone and tell them that you have a fear from this horrible virus. Try not to be alone because the feeling of loneliness can cause you stress or anxiety. I want you to remember that if you follow the rules that your doctor tells you, you will be safe. I hope this helps you and I hope you stay safe. Also if you feel sick, call your doctor immediately. This is not the time to wait for the last minute to call.