Thursday, April 09, 2020 05:16 PM

WHY ALLERGY SUFFERERS MUST TAKE THEIR MEDICATIONS AMID THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC - DAILY MAIL

Why allergy sufferers MUST take their meds amid the pandemic: Inflammation triggered by pollen could put them at greater risk for viruses like COVID-19More than 50 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergiesData does not yet suggest more allergy sufferers get coronavirus, but past studies suggest they may be at greater risk of contracting other virusesBoth allergies and coronavirus attack the respiratory system, including the nose, throat and lungsAllergies trigger inflammation, which can lower the defenses that protect the respiratory tractExperts say that allergy sufferers shouldn't panic that they'll get COVID-19, but should make sure they take their medications to protect their immune systems

The coronavirus[2] pandemic is still approaching its peak in the US - and so is allergy season.

Although there isn't yet data to link allergies to coronavirus risks, experts warn that keeping allergies in check may be important to ensuring the body can fight off viruses like COVID-19.

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