Allergy UK FAQs during COVID-19

Gary Hodgson, Medicines Information Pharmacist, North West Medicines Information CentrePublished Last updated See all updates

A summary of the Allergy UK Frequently Asked Questions on coronavirus aimed at people living with allergy.

Background

Allergy UK has developed FAQs aimed at patients about Coronavirus and allergies. 

Below are examples of the types of FAQs addressed:

  • Do medications for allergic conditions, such as antihistamines and montelukast have a negative effect on immunity?
  • Should medications for asthma or allergy be stopped if the patient has come into contact with a COVID-19 positive individual?
  • Can I keep using steroid nasal sprays?
  • How do get medications (prescription and non-prescription) if self-isolating?

There is also a COVID-19 Vaccination and Allergies FAQ, produced in conjunction with Anaphylaxis Campaign and the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

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