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@colleenyoung

Hi @cavstat, Good question. I think @jenniferhunter @baz10 @jubilee and @pollyanne might also interested in this discussion.

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has a fabulous page dedicated to Coronavirus (COVID-19): What People With Asthma Need to Know. They update it regularly.

– Coronavirus (COVID-19): What People With Asthma Need to Know https://community.aafa.org/blog/coronavirus-2019-ncov-flu-what-people-with-asthma-need-to-know

If you scroll down the page, you will find a set of questions and answers. Here what they have to say about antihistamines
"Q: Do antihistamines suppress your immune system and make you more likely to catch a virus or bacterial infection?
A: Antihistamines do not suppress the immune system. There is no reason to think they would increase your chances of getting a virus or a bacterial infection."

@cavstat do you take antihistamines regularly? Is this the time of year that your allergies become active?

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Yes and yes. Helpful website. Thanks!

Thanks @colleenyoung for bringing my attention to this. Actually my husband is more allergic than I am. I did like the Covid symptoms chart as when I had a burning and runny nose recently I wondered what it was. Thankfully it has gone away but hubby takes a lot of antihistamines. I think I was also having an allergy to something for a while. There is a lot of hay fever and asthma in my family but I am usually fairly good.

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