Our latest talk featured allergy and asthma expert Dr. Kari Nadeau, who joined us to discuss the management and implications of those very conditions in the COVID-19 age. This conversation challenges many of the assumptions we have about what these concerns mean for COVID-19 risk profile and outcomes. Fascinating stuff you won’t want to miss!
- Introduction to Dr Nadeau (1:45)
- Is asthma is one of the most important risk factors for COVID-19? (3:35)
- Does the treatment protocol for COVID-19 differ if you have allergies or asthma? (6:45)
- Do certain allergy types (e.g. food, pollen) represent a greater difficulty as it related to COVID-19? (7:45)
- How can you determine whether you have allergy symptoms or COVID-19 symptoms? (10:25)
- COVID-19 is presenting with a rash in some cases? (13:30)
- Allergy medication and the immune system. (16:18)
- Can I keep using my steroidal nasal spray? (17:50)
- Concerns with latex allergies. (18:00)
- What is the relationship between air pollution and asthma and allergies? (21:47)
- Any recommendations on products or practices that can help limit the amount of allergens coming into home now? (28:50)
- Can overuse of cleaning products become a problem? (31:55)
- Any suggestions for parents who have children at home with allergies? (35:50)
- Is it safe to start allergy shots during this time? (37:50)
- Could you talk about what the End of Food Allergy means and what the book is about? (39:25)
- Why are we seeing such a prevalence of allergies in the last few decades? (43:10)
- How are you staying up-to-date with the medical news about COVID-19? (46:15)
- What is something that made you smile recently? (48:58)
For updates from Dr. Nadeau follow the Parker Center’s updates online here.
This conversation was recorded on May 13, 2020.