If you suffer from allergies, whether it’s asthma, eczema, food allergy, or the common allergic rhinitis, you have probably been worried about potentially being at higher risk for severe illness if you caught the coronavirus. But a new study presented at the annual meeting at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology provides good news. Looking at 275 patients admitted to the hospital for COVID-19, researchers found that those with allergies do not face a greater risk of a more severe illness if they are infected with the virus. These findings confirm those of similar studies in other countries, but if you suffer from these allergic conditions, you should still exercise caution.
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