Tips on Getting An Infusion During the Pandemic
We’re living through an usual time and people living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis have many questions about how the pandemic may affect them. IBD experts agree that it’s important to continue receiving medications during this time to avoid a flare-up. That might mean traveling to an infusion center, hospital, or doctor’s office for treatment. Julie Kennedy of The Semicolon Girl recounts her experience in receiving her infusion of her Crohn’s disease medication in the era of COVID-19, including how the procedure was different, and gives her tips on how to make the process go as smoothly as possible.
- People with IBD are not at a greater risk of being infected with the novel coronavirus
- Having IBD does not mean a person is immunosuppressed
- People who have had a colectomy and who live with an ostomy or a j-pouch are also not considered immunosuppressed
- Experts are advising that people with IBD should stay on their medications