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Inflammatory Bowel Disease and COVID-19

The International Organisation for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IOIBD) has recently published information on their website regarding IBD and the new coronavirus (COVID-19).

In brief, their current recommendations are as follows:

  • Continue to take all prescribed medication as normal
  • Avoid being in close contact with sick people
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Avoid touching your nose, eyes and mouth
  • Seek medical attention in case of fever, cough or difficulty breathing
  • Get your flu jab if you haven't already

The IOIBD states that they will be updating the recommendations as things evolve.

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