Does lupus make me high risk for COVID-19
chris5 Member New Member
My doctor has told me I'm not at high risk for coronavirus even though I have lupus, I'm not on immunosupressors. Just wondering if anyone else's doctors have said that lupus diesnt make you high risk?
ShalyH Member New MemberEVERYONE with lupus is considered high risk. Our immune systems are very weak. Staying home is a must!
I appreciate your doctor wanting to reassure you that you are safe. I wish the message was clear that even though you are at higher risk, you are in control of mitigating risk. First and foremost stay at home as much as you can. When you do need to go out wear a mask and disposable gloves. Shower immediately when you get home and put your clothes in the wash. If you have housemates, ask them to follow this protocol also. I learned this protocol from a nurse who cared for terminally ill cancer patients. It was what she did every day. In fact, she had her hamper in the garage to be extra safe.
Hope that helps. Stay well.