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A 26-year-old female asked:

Quit smoking 6wks ago. at 4 weeks asthma got better. no treatments needed for a week. now asthma is worse again. need treatment every day. why?

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Dr. Douglas Berson
Allergy and Immunology 38 years experience
Asthma exacerbates: Asthma is a disease that exacerbates and remits. This depends on many things including allergen exposures viral infection and even weather changes and many other physical and environmental triggers. Your lungs and cardiovascular health will continue to improve for many months after you quit smoking. Congratulations. If you continue to have asthma symptoms you may need new medicine to control it.
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 33 years experience
Don't. Know. Why: Smoking does not cause asthma but can worsen it. Smoking causes copd. Asthma is inflammatory disease. You need to use. Inhaled steroid on regular basis to prevent flare up. . Other. Allergens and irritants need to be avoided to keep asthma under control.

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Last updated Dec 10, 2016

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