COVID-19 Information for Rheumatic Disease Patients

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BÄK Präsident appelliert an die Bürger ”Tragt Mundschutz”

‼️Why you shouldn’t stopping taking Rheumatoid Arthritis Medication , if you are infected with the Coronavirus‼️

Hello pandemic, hello Corona! 😷

Johns Hopkins is releasing anew video

COVID-19, or coronavirus, is affecting all of us. However, people who are immunocompromised due to medications for their rheumatic diseases may be considered ”high risk” for infection.

‼️Why you shouldn’t stopping taking Rheumatoid Arthritis Medication , if you are infected with the Coronavirus‼️

Did you know that many viruses are an inevitable free-rider of biological evolution, viruses already exist in evolution? Viruses can save or kill lives. Viruses are ghosty creatures on the border between living and dead. They help in various types of cancer treatments, gene therapy, but they also have their dark sides.
The corona virus belongs to the bad guys.


The Robert Koch Institute in Germany (RKI) counts patients with autoimmune diseases who take immunosuppressive drugs among the groups of people, who according to current knowledge, have a higher risk of developing a serious illness in the event of an infection. For this group of people, recommends Robert Koch Institute  a reduction in external contacts and, if necessary, early contact by phone with the family doctor if symptoms of an infection with the novel corona virus appear.
Immunosuppressants (e.g. cortisone, methotrexate, biologics, JAK inhibitors) shouldn’t never be stopping without consulting the doctor! The active, inflammatory rheumatic disease itself is usually more dangerous for infection by viral infections than the therapy of this disease. If you are confirmed to be infected, contact your rheumatologist by phone.

Never stop taking the cortisone

There is no point in stopping your treatment with biologicals, TNF inhibitors etc. Only after about 6 months has a medication floated out of the body, right!

The only thing you can do it. If you get something, you shouldn’t take a a small break after the outbreak. Make a break with an injection, but not more.

If your RA is suddenly reactivated, you have no longer suppressed your immune system. The inflammatory process continues, your body is not concentrating on the virus. You know that our immune system is misdirected.

What can you do to stay healthy?

Therefore, rather minimize the RA and push your immune system through a healthy diet. Don’t smoke, avoid warm rooms. Ventilate all rooms several times.

  • No shake hands
  • Hand wash often, no hugs
  • Keep 2 meters away (distance) from people who are sick
    Actually, these are the usual golden rules for us! 😉 Keep save

I hope people regain awareness that we are vulnerable, that we do more wash hands, more hygiene

  • Worldwide interactive map Coronavirus
  • Hygienemaßnahmen

  • Kein Händeschütteln

  • Handwäsche nach einkaufen und nach jedem Toilettenang, immer wenn ihr essen anfasst und von draußen reinkommt, keine Umarmungen
  • Halten einen Abstand von 2 Metern zu anderen Personen.
    Eigentlich sind das die üblichen goldenen Regeln für uns! 😉
  • Trage Mundschutz um andere und dich zu schützen
    Wie schützt man sich während des Einkaufen!

So schützt ihr euch beim Einkaufen. Wenn ihr kein Desinfektionsmittel habt,  nimmt eine Wasserflasche, zwei Taschentücher mit ins Auto. Bevor ihr aussteigt, befeuchtet die Taschentücher mit Wasser. Reibt den Handgriff des Einkaufswagen gut ab. Nimmt ein zweites Taschentuch und reinigt eure Hände anschließend. Schützt euch durch einen Schal vor dem Gesicht. Der Schal sollte Mund und Nase verdecken. Wenn ihr Handschuhe habt, zieht sie an während des Einkaufstour, keiner wird euch böse sein, wenn Ihr trotz ansteigende Temperaturen euch schützt.. )

PS: Klosterfrau & Melissengeist ist eine gute Alternative zu Desinfektionsmittel