Asthma inhalers could help COVID-19 patients recover faster
Asthma inhalers can now reduce the time it takes to recover from coronavirus or COVID-19 by three days.
Ministers claim that in some situations, doctors have administered breathing aids, which have been found to reduce recovery time by three days in some cases.
As a result, Sir Graham Brady of the COVID-19 Recovery Group of Conservative MPs urged that the government employ them more.
"If the average length of stay in a hospital is now eight days, and you can reduce that by three days typically by using inhalers, why [haven't they] done that?" Brady told the Telegraph.
Clinicians have been given guidelines to explore prescribing inhaled budesonide, a medicine most usually used through an inhaler to treat asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, on a case-by-case basis, according to Health Minister Jo Churchill.
"The department will continue to monitor the results as more detailed data and analysis from the trial becomes available and stand ready to adjust guidance should this be appropriate," Churchill said per Mirror.