Is my mom at high-risk for COVID-19?
My mother is in her upper 50s. She has exercise-induced asthma, so she only has problems with asthma when running or doing something active. If she were to get the virus, would she be at a high risk of dying compared to others? Please answer honestly, this is something I'm generally worried about.
- Carolynn MLv 62 months ago
Well, yes if she has lung issues, she'd possibly have a hard time if she got Covid 19.
However, if she takes precautions and avoids interaction with others, wears her mask and washes her hands well or uses sanitizer after grocery shopping (for example), keeps her hands off of her face, then she will probably be ok and stay well.
As far as the mask goes, it needs cleaned too. It can be sprayed down thoroughly with alcohol or washed with soap and water if it's a fabric one, then put into the dryer or hang it outside in the sunshine to dry.
- James BlackleyLv 72 months ago
Your Mom's lungs are compromised already, and one of the biggest threats of the virus
IS attacking the airways! If your Mom were to contract it, she runs the very serious risk
of it being worse for her, to the point of being put on life support and potentially dying
Of course this just means potential, it doesn't mean she will 100% contract it, nor does it mean for sure if she gets it she will die, I want you to be aware of that. It just means
she has a higher risk of complications than the general public.
- Diane ALv 72 months ago
Maybe. But this risk is all over the map. Some hi risk people are recovering fine, other no-risk are severely impacted or dying even. There just is no way to predict. All she can do is try to minimize here risk--to any virus actually.
- kelvinLv 72 months ago
no no she is not