Avoid anti-inflammatories if you contract Covid-19

There is significant evidence that non steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), have been shown to exacerbate Covid-19.

Doctors and other practitioners have been advised to avoid prescribing anti-inflammatories for patients for minor conditions, such as sports injuries and in the very young, due to the link being so significant.

The current advice is to avoid taking anti-inflammatories, such as ibuprofen, naproxen and diclofenac in those that are either suspected to have Covid-19 or are confirmed to have it.

Regular paracetamol is being advised to help combat the high fevers, muscles aches and pains associated with the virus.