The more seasoned campers who know me well will be aware of my very keen interest in immune system suppression, T-cell modulation and the impact that this has on asthma. Well, this got me thinking about the possible effect that swine flu could have on asthmatics who regularly take pred, which is recognised as causing immune system suppression.
It is widely recognised that those who are pregnant are at higher risk of complications if they contract swine flu due to pregnancy causing natural suppression of the immune system. Does this therefore mean that asthmatics who take pred could also be at higher risk of complications than those who dont take pred?
Apologies if I am making a mountain out of a mole hill, it is just my enquiring mind. I am pretty sure that there will be some people on here will already have experienced swine flu and be able to offer first hand advice/comment.