The COVID-19 pandemic planning affects us all as we adjust day-to-day activities to minimize risk to ourselves, loved ones, and our community at large. See below for INFORMATION for instructions if you feel sick.
If you suffer from eczema and are taking medications that affect your immune system, please see below for steps and precautions to take.
If you are a patient of the McGill COE AD clinic and have questions or concerns, stay home and call the clinic at 514-934-1934, 1, 38809. If you have an appointment scheduled with Dr. Jack, your scheduled appointment may be changed to a PHONE CALL instead of a visit in-person. If your appointment is changed, you will be called and notified and a plan will be made for you.
If you were asked for testing such as blood tests, please complete the testing requested.
INFORMATION: MONTREAL AREA Directives in case of symptoms
For mild to moderate symptoms such as:
- Fever above 38 °C or 100.4 °F
- Diarrhea or vomiting
- Unusual fatigue
– Call 514-644-4545 and tell them that you suspect you may have COVID-19.
For severe symptoms such as the following:
- Difficulty breathing
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
– Call 911 and tell them that you suspect you may have COVID-19.
INFORMATION: OUTSIDE OF MONTREAL (GREATER QUEBEC REGION)
Complications of COVID-19 can develop a few days after symptoms first appear. If symptoms become more acute, you must go to the emergency room immediately or, if you need help, call 911. Watch for the following signs of a deterioration:
- body temperature over 38°C (100.4°F);
- persistent or increasing difficulty breathing;
- drowsiness, confusion, disorientation or difficulty staying awake;
- no urine for 12 hours;
- fever in a baby under 3 months of age.
are you an eczema patient taking oral MEDICATIONS THAT AFFECT YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM?
If you are on cyclosporine, prednisone, methotrexate or cellcept, you may be considered immunosuppressed, and the best course of action is to act preventatively, STAY HOME, and self-isolate.
Currently, we do not have information on increased risk of complications with Covid-19 if you are immunosuppressed without any other risk factors; however, in general, you may have increased risks with respiratory viruses and infections. The current recommendation is to continue your medication as it is prescribed.
DO YOU TAKE DUPIXENT INJECTIONS ?
Currently, we do not have information on increased risk of complications with Covid-19 if you take DUPIXENT without any other risk factors. This medication only affects a small branch of the immune system. The current recommendation is to continue your medication as it is prescribed.
HOW TO SELF-ISOLATE AND TAKE PRECAUTIONS TO LIMIT YOUR
Please follow public health recommendations. See information and steps in the links below.
National Eczema Association
Ask the Ecz-perts: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
What You Need to Know
Information and recommendations for Montrealers
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Eczema, Hand-Washing and the New Coronavirus (COVID-19): Protecting Yourself and Your Skin
Public Health Agency of Canada
How to Wash Your Hands
BBC News Video
Four Ways to Protect Yourself From Coronavirus
BBC News Video
Coronavirus: Why we touch our faces and how to stop it
The Eczema Society of Canada
Ask the Doctor: Eczema and Covid-19